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Trayveon Williams rushed for 236 yards and three touchdowns as the Aggies scored 45 unanswered points to win the game.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee coach Rick Barnes says he didn't like how his players celebrated their victory at Florida on Saturday.
As soon as the final horn sounded in theVolunteers' triumph, all five Tennessee players on the floor performed a with their arms in a mock version of a Florida cheer.
"When someone told me that happened, that's the first thing I addressed after the game," Barnes said Monday. "I don't like it simply because I want total focus on the main thing. I think when those things happen, it's going to be talked about."
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Video of Tennessee's postgame celebration circulated on social media late Saturday night.
"I thought it was kind of low, but whatever," Florida's Kevarrius Hayes said after the game.
Tennessee forward Admiral Schofield said the Vols performed the Gator chomp in response to what he termed as "disrespectful" and "inhumane" comments from Florida fans.
"It was one of those things where it just kept building up over the game," Schofield said. "Their fans were chirping a lot, even behind the bench."
Barnes said Monday that he still would like his players to refrain from these types of postgame outbursts.
"I also understand that I'm not out there an hour before the game with the student body," Barnes said. "I'm sure there are some things that are being said, but we tell our guys we need them to control their emotions throughout the game. I think they did that. Sometimes when the game's over like that, you let it out.
No. 3 Tennessee establishes itself as favorite in SEC race
Tennessee has established itself as the early Southeastern Conference favorite just a week into the start of league competition. The third-ranked Volunteers (13-1, 2-0 SEC) have outscored their first two league opponents by a combined 70 points while showcasing the depth that has made them the SEC's highest-ranked team heading into Saturday's game at Florida (9-5, 1-1). Tennessee has the SEC's top two scorers in forwards Grant Williams (18.8) and Admiral Schofield (18.0).
"It happens, but do I like that? When I was a kid, I probably would have, but I'm not a kid anymore. As a coach, I'm older now. I just want to play the game. I want our guys to learn from it."
Tennessee (14-1, 3-0 SEC) carries a 10-game winning streak into a home game Tuesday with Arkansas (10-5, 1-2).
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Jackie Young had a triple-double and Arike Ogunbowale scored 28 points as No. 1 Notre Dame rallied in the second half to beat Tennessee 77-62 to continue to the Lady Vols' longest losing streak in nearly half a century. Tennessee lost for the sixth consecutive time. Tennessee also lost six straight in 1970.