Gainesville, FL – Trae Golden had 17 points to go with seven 70 triumph over No. 8 Florida.
Jeronne Maymon recorded his seventh double-double of the season with 15 points and 11 rebounds while Skylar McBee and Jordan McRae netted 13 and 12 points, respectively, for Tennessee (13-12, 5-5 SEC), which moved to 1-7 in true road games this year. The Vols have won three consecutive games.
Bradley Beal had 16 points and eight rebounds for the Gators (19-6, 7-3), who had their 19-game home winning streak snapped and have lost back-to-back games for the first time this season.
After making just 6-of-27 attempts from beyond the arc in Tuesday's loss to top-ranked Kentucky, Florida once again struggled from three-point range, connecting on 11-of-29 tries.
The Vols, meanwhile, held a commanding 36-14 points in the paint advantage and outrebounded the Gators 36-30. Tennessee also scored the game's first 17 second-chance points and finished with a 17-8 discrepancy in the category.
Trailing 10-9, the Vols used a 15-2 run to give them a lead they never relinquished.
Golden started the surge with a layup and McRae capped it with a free throw to make it a 24-12 game midway through the opening 20 minutes. McRae netted six points during the run.
A bit later, Maymon's layup gave Tennessee its largest lead of 17, 39-22, with 2:30 left in the half.
Boynton's three-pointer with six seconds left pulled the Gators within 41-30 entering the break.
Florida, though, never made a run in the second half as the Vols held a double-digit advantage for 19:09 of the final 20 minutes.
After Erik Murphy's layup cut the gap to 10, 56-46, with 12:04 to play, Tennessee countered with a 6-0 spurt as Maymon's layup widened the disparity to 16 points with six minutes left.
Boynton's three-pointer at the final buzzer was the closest Florida got in the closing minutes.
Tennessee holds a 71-52 advantage in the all-time series...The Vols are 9-0 when McBee scores at least 10 points...The Vols swept the season series between the squads after Florida had won four straight over Tennessee coming into the season.