The Florida women’s basketball team once again had a chance to earn its first win of the year. They had a second half lead, and were down by only two points with eight minutes left. Funda Nakkasoglu was writing another chapter in her brilliant season en route to a 23-point performance.
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The Florida women’s basketball team welcomes Northeastern to the O’Connell Center on Wednesday at 7 p.m. for the first of a four-game homestand. The Huskies are the third-straight undefeated team UF will face.
The Florida women’s basketball team seemed like it was going to pick up its first win of the season with three minutes left in regulation.
Mercer preceded Thursday’s game in Macon, Georgia, by unveiling a banner in the rafters of Hawkins Arena for its 2017 Southern Conference championship appearance. The banner reigned over a 92-82 Gators loss in which they never held the lead.
Two games, two losses so far for the Florida women’s basketball team.
Florida guard Delicia Washington ran up the court with the ball and the momentum with just over five minutes left in the fourth quarter as her team traded baskets with Florida State.
Redshirt senior Funda Nakkasoglu already had 22 points on the day and had made at least half of her shots from three-point range. A pass from Delicia Washington put the ball in the right hands for the Florida women’s basketball team down by two with just a few seconds left.
Year 2 of the Cam Newbauer experience promises more of the same as far as the style of play for UF: fast pace, an active defense and, of course, attempting three-pointers at a clip that would make Steph Curry jealous.
Three wins by a combined four points. Winning every game as the underdog. Sister freaking Jean.
When asked what it has been like to play under the wing of first-year head coach Cameron Newbauer, the waterworks began to flow. Transfer Paulina Hersler had just finished her first and only season in a Florida Gators uniform and couldn’t hold back the tears.
With six seconds remaining in the first round of the SEC Tournament, Florida knew its time was up.
Tara Washington glanced down at her phone as it started to buzz.
With two and a half minutes left in the fourth quarter, Florida’s women’s basketball team emptied its bench.
The number two appeared in the box score numerous times after Thursday night’s Florida women’s basketball game.
When seniors Haley Lorenzen and Paulina Hersler hear the buzzer sound for the final time as members of Florida’s women’s basketball team, they will leave a gaping hole in UF’s starting frontcourt.
There wasn’t a particular moment one could point to that swung the momentum of the game. There wasn’t a slick crossover or a single bucket or rebound that signaled it would be Florida’s day.
A hand in her face didn’t stop Dyandria Anderson. From the left wing of the three-point line, the senior guard shot over her defender, finding nothing but the bottom of the net and giving Florida a 16-point lead midway through the third quarter.
With just over a minute left in the fourth quarter and the Florida women’s basketball team down by one possession, Texas A&M had the ball. From the right wing, freshman Chennedy Carter pulled up from three and watched as her shot fell through the basket.
Gators women’s basketball wraps up 6-game stretch against ranked teams with matchup against No. 17 Texas A&MBy Morgan McMullen | Feb. 14, 2018
If the Gators women’s basketball team was disappointed following its fifth consecutive loss of SEC play on Sunday, it hardly showed. Instead, coach Cameron Newbauer and his players talked about the fight and pride that has been a staple of postgame press conferences and pre-practice soundbites all season long.