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Mikiah Herbert Harrigan stood alone with the ball at the top of the key.
It was 57-53 in favor of the Gators.
Florida guard Brylee Bartram caught the ball in the right corner with her back to the hoop. She immediately turned around and threw it up.
Lavender Briggs held the ball at the top of the key and stared down Ole Miss guard Jayla Alexander with the game tied 72-72 in the final minute.
One half was not like the other.
Florida’s women’s basketball team has struggled this season against top opponents. Through six matchups against ranked teams this year, the Gators have lost them all, and that includes their last four contests. Fortunately for coach Cam Newbauer’s squad, its next game comes against unranked LSU on Thursday at the O’Connell Center. For this game, UF will continue to rely on its young players.
Guard Kiara Smith has not been herself as of late, and it’s hurting Florida’s women’s basketball team.
Different day, same story for Florida’s women’s basketball team against No. 12 Texas A&M.
Four games. Four ranked opponents.
Freshman guard Nina Rickards has struggled to find the bottom of the net since coach Cam Newbauer inserted her into the starting lineup in mid-December.
Despite trailing by seven two times in the first half, Florida’s women’s basketball team found itself up 40-34 at halftime against Vanderbilt on Sunday.