GAINESVILLE, Fla. The sequence of events happened so fast that it was easy for anyone watching to become dazed.
One second Gators forward Will Yeguete had the ball on Florida's end of the court. The next second Tennessee's Jarnell Stokes was headed in for a layup at the other end. Suddenly, Yeguete comes flying out of nowhere to block Stokes' shot.
The packed O'Dome roared. And then it fell quiet.
While play continued and Tennessee's Trae Golden grabbed the blocked shot and scored, the teams headed the other way until officials noticed Yeguete still lying underneath the Volunteers' basket.
The 6-foot-7 sophomore tried to get up but fell back down with a little more than 14 minutes left in the first half. Replays showed that after flying in to block Stokes' shot, Yeguete landed head-first into the padded support beam that holds the basket in place.
"I didn't see the play, but I do know when I got over there he was knocked out," Gators coach Billy Donovan said. "He wasn't even c...