UF women's basketball team loses at Georgia


Published: Sunday, January 16, 2011 at 5:23 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, January 16, 2011 at 5:23 p.m.

ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia overcame a 16-point second-half deficit Sunday to rally past Florida, 70-64.

Florida led 56-44 with 14:17 remaining in the game, but Georgia sank six 3-pointers and nine Gator turnovers resulted in 16 Bulldog points.

Georgia (14-3, 4-0 SEC) ripped off a 13-0 run to take a 57-56 lead with 4:31 remaining.

“There were some tough plays down the stretch, we didn't take care of the ball and some things didn't go our way that were out of our control," UF coach Amanda Butler said. “They hit some big threes and that was something that they didn't do in the first half.

“We didn't do a great job of getting out on their shooters. They have some great players and we expected them to step up. We didn't do a good job of knowing our personnel."

Deana Allen notched the first double-double of her career with 14 points and 13 rebounds and helped Florida (12-7, 2-3 SEC) win the rebounding battle, 47-31.

Florida returns to action Thursday when it hosts No. 19 Kentucky at 7 p.m.

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