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No. 1 Tennessee beats Florida for 18th straight win

/ 11:42 AM February 10, 2019
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Tennessee guard Admiral Schofield (5) dunks the ball in front of Florida center Kevarrius Hayes (13) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in Knoxville, Tenn. Tennessee won 73-61. (AP photo/Wade Payne)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee’s players resisted the temptation of staging a repeat performance of a postgame “Gator chomp” after their latest victory over Florida.

The sellout crowd at Thompson-Boling Arena did it instead.

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Grant Williams scored 16 points as the top-ranked Volunteers defeated Florida 73-61 on Saturday to extend their school-record winning streak to 18 games.

Tennessee (22-1, 10-0 SEC) owns the longest active winning streak of any Division I team. This also marks the biggest winning streak of Rick Barnes’ 32-year head coaching career, surpassing the 17-game string that started Texas’ 2009-10 season.

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