In the final seconds of the game, Florida's Chris Chiozza (11) drives toward the basket and is fouled in the act of shooting by Vanderbilt's Riley LaChance (13). Chiozza made both free throws, making the final score 50-47.
Florida's Chris Walker (23) celebrates with his teammate Michael Frazier II (20). Frazier is the Gator's leading scorer, averaging 13 points per game, but did not play against the Commodores due to a ankle injury.
In a close game Wednesday night, Feb. 18, the Florida Gators were able to squeak by the Vanderbilt Commodores 50-47 at home.
Down by one point with 2.7 seconds remaining in regulation, Florida’s Kasey Hill (0) dished an assist to freshman Devin Robinson (3) for the go-ahead dunk, putting the Gators up 48-47. Florida secured the victory by forcing a Vanderbilt turnover on the ensuing possession, after which the Commodores fouled Florida’s Chris Chiozza (11), sending him to the free throw line where he made both shots.
The Gators are now 6-7 in conference play, and 13-13 overall. This season, the team has lost 6 games by 2 or less points.