Florida overcame a 13-point deficit to start the fourth quarter by outscoring Ole Miss, 18-4, in the final period to post a 61-60 women’s basketball win Sunday at the O’Connell Center.
The Gators (10-10, 2-5 SEC) scored the first 14 points of the fourth quarter and took a 59-56 lead with 2:50 remaining. The Rebels came back with the next two buckets for a one-point edge, before Haley Lorenzen grabbed an offensive rebound and put it in with 27 seconds remaining that proved to be the game-winner.
Ole Miss (11-8, 1-5) had a chance to win it with 9.1 seconds to play, but Lorenzen blocked Alissa Alston’s layup and Dyandria Anderson grabbed the rebound with one second remaining. The Gators inbounded the ball and secured their second consecutive SEC win.
Lorenzen finished with a game-high 18 points and a career-high 13 rebounds for her 11th double-double this season and 15th of her career. The Gator senior scored seven of her points during the fourth quarter on 3-of-4 shooting, that included a deep 3-pointer she launched as the shot clock expired with 5:20 remaining that cut Florida’s deficit to three points, 56-53, and sent the Gators’ fans into a frenzy.