Vols John Fulkerson Injured in SEC Tournament Win Over Florida
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Santiago Vescovi scored 14 points to lead five Volunteers in double figures, and Tennessee beat Florida 78-66 Friday to advance to the Southeastern Conference semifinals for a third straight tournament. The Volunteers won their second straight over Florida in the span of six days. The first gave the Vols a bye to the SEC quarterfinals, and this time they never trailed advancing to semifinal against sixth-ranked Alabama. Florida lost for the second time in three games. Tre Mann finished with a career-high 30 points for the Gators after having only two points in the first half.
Vols forward John Fulkerson took an elbow to the face with 17 minutes to go in the second half from the Gators Omar Payne. Payne was ejected and Fulkerson was later taken to the hospital for observation. Vols head coach Rick Barnes says doctors are looking at Fulkerson’s eye. Barnes says he doesn’t know if Fulkerson will be able to go in the semifinals Saturday at 1pm against Alabama.
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