Florida’s viral injury bug has opened the door for many players anchored to the end of the bench to establish a role within the team, quickly transforming a squad with glaring personnel deficiencies into one of the deepest in the SEC.
Briggs becomes the first UF women’s basketball player to win SEC Player of the Week since 2018.
Without Scottie Lewis and Colin Castleton, Florida got back into the win column Tuesday night behind a furious awakening from Omar Payne.
Florida bounced back at the O’Connell Center Sunday afternoon, beating Auburn 68-54.
The Gators allowed 52 points in the paint Saturday afternoon, ensuring a 72-69 defeat despite a late-game comeback.
Despite two threes from Briggs in the last seconds, any semblance of a Florida win faded as the clock ticked to zero.
The Gators will seek their first win of the new year as they head to Fayetteville to face No. 17 Arkansas.
A 20-2 run in the final five minutes of the game saw UF salt away a 72-63 win over Ole Miss and return to winning ways in the SEC.