Florida’s Omar Payne would not finish today’s game because of his actions.
Payne hit Tennessee’s John Fulkerson with an elbow to the side of the head that knocked him down to the ground. Replay would show Payne appearing to try to inadvertently elbow Fulkerson, but he missed, so he decided to try again and connected.
The second blow caught Fulkerson right below the ear and put him on the ground.
Payne received a Flagrant 2 foul and was ejected from the rest of the game. It could be even worse if he ends up getting several more games because of that egregious elbow.
With a win, the Volunteers would advance to face off against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the SEC semifinals.