Roundup: Florida women defeat FIU at WNIT

Published: Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, March 22, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.

MIAMI — Sydney Moss scored a career-high 28 points to lead the Florida women's basketball team to a 75-68 win over Florida International in the first round of the Women's National Invitation Tournament Thursday night in U.S. Century Bank Arena. Jaterra Bonds (P.K. Yonge) had 19 to go with five assists.

“We had a few folks that definitely came to play tonight,” Florida head coach Amanda Butler said. “With Sydney (Moss) having a career game tonight, we needed it. If we had time to go and correct some things, we would. But we don't have that time. It's survive and advance and move on to the next game. Give FIU a lot of credit. They fought hard. Jerica Coley is impressive. She was 18-of-18 from the free throw line and that's impressive as well. They're a really good team and really well coached. This was a good win for us in a tough environment. We just have to build on this. We've got to find the momentum in that and springboard into our next one.”

The Gators face Winthrop on Monday at 7 p.m.

WOMEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING: UF tallied 74 points on the first night at the 2013 NCAA Championships and are currently seventh. The Gators had three championship final swims and two consolation final swims on the night. Junior Elizabeth Beisel finished fifth in the A-Final of the 200 IM with a time of 1:54.65, just off her personal-best time of 1:54.59.

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