It won’t exactly make Rick Barnes thrilled, but the No. 1 Tennessee Volunteers cruised to an easy 73-61 victory over Florida on Saturday afternoon.
The Vols outscored the Gators by six points in each half to finish the season sweep of their SEC rivals. Grant Williams led the way for Tennessee, scoring 16 points, grabbing six rebounds and dishing out three assists in the victory.
After the game, White had a lot to say about the Vols, calling them the No. 1 team in the country.
Here’s a sampling of what White said about the Volunteers after Tennessee extended its winning streak to 18-straight games:
On the Vols’ balance:
Florida coach Mike White on Tennessee: That’s the best team in the country. They’re so good on both ends of the floor, and they’re all so strong.
— Wes Rucker (@wesrucker247) February 9, 2019
Comparing Tennessee and Kentucky:
Florida coach Mike White on comparisons between Tennessee and Kentucky: "Kentucky is the most improved defensive team in the country…they made a huge jump during the season."
Says #Vols have the same ability.
— Cory Sanning (@CorySanning) February 9, 2019
On Tennessee PG Jordan Bone:
— Rick Russo (@wvltrick) February 9, 2019
On the Vols’ ceiling:
Mike White: Tennessee is terrific. And this isn't probably as good as they can play. We needed to play our best to have a chance. We didn't do that.
— @GrantRamey (@GrantRamey) February 9, 2019