Final: Florida 51, PVAMU 44
It wasn’t always pretty, and it certainly wasn’t easy, but the Florida Gators are now 6-2 on the season after defeating Prairie View A&M on the road, 51-44.
How it happened:
The Gators trailed 40-33 entering the final quarter but went on to outscore the Panthers 18-4 in the fourth to secure the victory.
Florida opened the final period on a 15-0 run, with eight of those points coming from senior forward Zada Williams, to grab a 48-40 lead.
The Panthers closed to within four at 48-44 with :43 remaining, but junior guard Kiki Smith and sophomore guard Ariel Johnson combined to go 3-4 from the charity stripe to seal the win.
- Zada Williams: 16 points, 6 rebounds
- Lavender Briggs: 15 points, 5 rebounds
- Brylee Bartram: 6 points, 2-3 3FG
- FG%: 45
- 3FG%: 24
- FT%: 33
- Reb+/-: +7
- Bench Points: 13
- Turnovers: 16
Florida will remain on the road as they will travel to Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas to face the Jayhawks as part of the Big XII/SEC Challenge.
Kansas is 7-0 so far on the season.