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No. 4 Tennessee Beats Florida 92-75 In SEC Tourney

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(AP) NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Glory Johnson scored a career-high 25 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as No. 4 Tennessee beat eighth-seeded Florida 92-75 Friday in the Southeastern Conference tournament quarterfinals. 

The Lady Volunteers (29-2) will meet either fourth-seeded Georgia or fifth-seeded South Carolina in Saturday's semifinals. 

Tennessee had a 38-36 halftime lead, but Johnson hit a long-range jumper, a shot in the paint and a fast-break layup in the first 1:25 of the second half to give the Lady Vols a 44-36 lead. 

Jordan Jones hit a 3-pointer from the corner to cut the margin to five points, but it was as close as the Gators (18-14) would get. 

The Lady Vols shot 69.2 percent in the second half and hit 17 of 25 from the free-throw line after halftime. Shekinna Stricklen added 20 points for Tennessee. 

Lanita Bartley led Florida with 14 points. 

Georgia and South Carolina will play Friday at 6:30 p.m., and Vanderbilt will play Mississippi State at 9 p.m.

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