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December 26, 2006
Gators show why they are defending champs
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Don't anoint Greg Oden as a savior just yet.
That was perhaps the biggest lesson we learned from last week's games, as Florida (11-2) rolled to an 86-60 rout over No. 3 Ohio State (10-2) on Saturday in Gainesville, Fla.
Oden, who had looked dominating since making his debut more than three weeks ago, got into early foul trouble. He was held to seven points and six boards – both season-lows – against the defending national champions.
Unranked Tennessee (10-2) emerged as one of the nation's hottest teams, edging Oklahoma State 79-77 and Texas 111-105. The Vols have now won six in a row since losing their last two games in NIT Season Tip-Off.
Then-No.8 Wichita State (8-2) surprised many by losing to New Mexico (71-68) and Southern California (60-56) in Las Vegas.
We take an in-depth look at Florida, Tennessee and Wichita State and what their performances meant last week in this version of A Look Back
Andrew Skwara is the national college basketball writer for Rivals.com. Click here to send him a question or comment for his Mailbag.