Scottie Wilbekin had 16 points and six assists, and No. 3 Florida stepped up its defense in the second half and outlasted Tennessee, 67-58, Tuesday night for its 16th consecutive victory.
Michael Frazier II added 11 points to help the Gators (22-2, 11-0 SEC) beat Tennessee in Knoxville for just the second time in their last nine attempts. Frazier and Wilbekin both made key 3-pointers down the stretch to put the game out of reach.
Jarnell Stokes had 20 points and nine rebounds for Tennessee (15-9, 6-5), which was seeking the type of victory over a top-five opponent that could boost its NCAA tournament hopes. Jordan McRae had 17 points and Josh Richardson 10. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.