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Volunteers playing better than their record

The Gators travel to Knoxville to face a Tennessee team that boasts a 16-10 record and is 8-6 in Southeastern Conference play. Those numbers don't tell the entire story. The Volunteers have won five straight games and seven of their last nine. The Gators have won just one of their last seven trips to Knoxville, and they'll be challenged with a short bench on Tuesday night.

The recent hot streak for Tennessee hasn't been a surprise to Florida head coach Billy Donovan. Before the season started, Donovan said that he thought the Volunteers were the best team in the SEC. It hasn't gone that way, as Tennessee has also dealt with injury problems, but the Volunteers are now starting to play their best basketball. Reigning SEC player of the week Trae Golden is averaging 1...

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