Chomping at Bits: Second half shooting helps lead Gators over Vols

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Second half surge led Florida over Tennessee : The Gators shot 67 percent in the second half, making seven of eight from beyond the three-point line. ( Chris Harry, Florida Gators ) Big win on #BlackOut night – check out the highlights from our win vs. Tennessee! — Gators M-Basketball (@GatorsMBK) January 8, 2017 Justin Leon provides a lift: Leon scored a career-high 19 points and had a team-leading six rebounds against the Vols, after going through a slump in the previous six games. ( Pat Dooley, Gainesville Sun )

KeVaughn Allen also hit a season-high point total: Allen finished with a season-high 23 points and at one point had scored 14 of his team’s 19 points. ( Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel )

Schuyler Rimmer was ready when called upon: Rimmer contributed a season-high 18 minutes on Saturday. ( Scott Carter, Florida Gators ) You never know what night your number will get called, but you have to stay ready. Proud of our guys for doing that & battling tonight! — Michael White (@MikeWhiteUF) January 8, 2017 Florida-Michigan 2017 opener could reportedly be moved: According to a report from ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg , there have been preliminary discussions about moving that game from Saturday, September 2 to Sunday, September 3. Both schools must sign off on the date change, if it were to happen. ( Connor Riley, SEC Country )

Profile of Kemore Gamble: A look at the 4-star tight end’s background and path to Florida. ( Ryan Young, SEC Country )

Florida gymnastics opens season with win at NC State: Florida’s 197.10 was the second-highest season-opening total in the program’s 45-year history. ( Mary Howard, Florida Gators )

No. 5 South Carolina too much for Gators: Florida women’s basketball team outscored the Gamecocks in the second half but could not make up the ground they lost before halftime. ( Florida Gators )

Former Florida QB Treon Harris transferring to Tennessee State: Harris has two seasons of eligibility remaining, and is reported to be joining the FCS program this week. ( Gainesville Sun ; Connor Smolensky, SEC Country )

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