It was a storybook Senior Night for No. 9/11 Florida Gators basketball, which capped off Wednesday evening’s festivities at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center by celebrating a victory and cutting down the nets after defeating the Vanderbilt Commodores 66-40 to clinch the outright 2013 SEC Championship.
Florida (24-5, 14-3 SEC), which locked up a share of its sixth regular-season title on Saturday, won its second outright championship in the last three years and the fourth in program history by outplaying Vanderbilt (13-16, 7-10 SEC) on both ends of the court.
The Gators completed an undefeated season at home (15-0) for the second time in school history and also clinched the No. 1 overall seed in the 2013 SEC Tournament.