The Commodores got on the board first when Brad Tinsley hit a jumper just 32 seconds gone in the game, but they would not get their next basket until 11:45 left in the first half. In that time Florida scored 12 points to hold a 12-4 lead.
Dan Werner would hit a three on Florida's ensuing possession that started a 9-2 Gators run to push the score to 21-6. George Drake would get a basket and draw a foul on the next Vandy possession. Drake knocked down his free throw and a Tinsley jumper on the next possession would cut the UF lead to 10 at 21-11.
Back to back baskets by Nick Calathes would start a 13-6 Florida run to push the lead to 34-17 with 2:39 left to play before the intermission. Both teams would get six points in the closing minutes of the half to give the Gators a 40-23 lead at the break.
The break did not cool the Gators off at all. They opened the second half on a 10-2 run that gave them their biggest lead of the game at 50-25.
The Commodores would cut the lead to 14 with 12:30 left to play after Drake hit two free throws, but the Gators would go on another 8-0 run. The Dores would cut the lead to 12 one more time in the second half, but that would be as close as they would get.
The Black and Gold got 18 points from A.J. Ogilvy, 12 from Tinsley and 10 from Drake.
Vanderbilt's next game is Wednesday night when they travel to Georgia to take on the Georgia Bulldogs. That game tips off at 6:30.