Florida 65, Vanderbilt 61 (OT)
Feb. 1, 2011
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP)-- Kenny Boynton made his huge 3-pointer in overtime. John Jenkins missed his at the other end.
That was the difference in a physical, back-and-forth game between No. 24 Vanderbilt and Florida.
Boynton scored 15 points, the last of them coming on the clutch 3, and the Gators beat the 24th-ranked Commodores 65-61 in overtime Tuesday night.
Boynton's big shot came from the corner with 1:04 remaining, and with the shot clock winding down and a defender's hand in his face. It put Florida ahead 63-61.
Jenkins, the Southeastern Conference's leading scorer, got a decent look on the other end. But he shot an air ball with Boynton guarding him.
"He doesn't shoot many air balls," Vandy coach Kevin Stallings said. "I've watched him play for a long time and I haven't seen many air balls come off that kid's hand."
Stallings hinted that Jenkins was fouled on the play. Jenkins led Vandy with 22 points, but went just 2 of 6 from 3-point range.
"I'm pretty sure there was a reason there was an air ball," Stallings said. "I'm not saying our guys shot an air ball. I think there might have been a reason."
Boynton acknowledged he committed a foul after the game.
"I think I got him, but I think on the other end they missed some fouls, too," Boynton said. "If they called it, they called it. I think I jumped too high and he kind of tried to draw it. It was a foul, but they missed it."
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