basketball-women-d1 flag

The Associated Press | February 2, 2020

Women's basketball: Briggs rallies Florida past No. 13 Kentucky

Game-tying layup headlines this week's top plays in women's basketball

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Freshman Lavender Briggs scored nine of her 18 points in a 25-5 fourth-quarter blitz that rallied Florida to a 70-62 win over No. 13 Kentucky on Sunday.

Playing their second-straight game without star Rhyne Howard, who has a broken finger, the Wildcats scored the first five points of the fourth quarter to take a 51-43 lead.

Briggs started the comeback with a 3-pointer at the 7:14 mark and her 3 at 5:12 put the Gators up 54-53. She added a layup then hit a her free throw with 59 seconds left for a 68-56 lead.

SCOREBOARD: Stats, scores for every game

Florida (12-10, 3-6 Southeastern Conference), which ended a five-game losing streak, beat a ranked team for the first time in eight tries this season. The Gators were 8-of-14 shooting in the fourth quarter, making 4 of 6 beyond the arc, but were only 7 of 13 from the foul line.

Briggs, who had a streak of 14 straight double-figure games end when the Gators lost to Kentucky 65-45 on Jan. 12, was just 7-of-20 shooting but had a career-high 13 rebounds and six assists. Her only other game scoring in double figures was the season opener. Zada Williams and Nina Rickards added 12 points each with Williams grabbing 12 rebounds.

Kentucky (17-4, 6-3), which had a 14-point lead in the first half, was led by Chasity Patterson with a career-high 25 points. Jaida Roper scored 15. The Wildcats went 3 of 20 from 3-point range and shot 38%.

RANKINGS: The latest Top 25 AP poll

No. 16 Florida volleyball upsets No. 4 Wisconsin in front of record-breaking crowd

Florida came out on top of the five-set battle with Wisconsin in front of a record-setting crowd.
READ MORE

The college football teams, conferences and coaches with something to prove in Week 1

These are some of the best storylines in week 1 of the 2022 college football season, beginning with the Backyard Brawl between West Virginia and Pittsburgh.
READ MORE

NCAA Video Vault: How a dropped baton led to co-champions in the 2013 men’s track and field championship

As we go inside the NCAA Video Vault, we'll take a look at a chaotic ending to track and field's premier collegiate event.
READ MORE

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from NCAA.com and our partners