Final: Florida 51, PVAMU 44

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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.

Individual Stats:

  • Zada Williams: 16 points, 6 rebounds
  • Lavender Briggs: 15 points, 5 rebounds
  • Brylee Bartram: 6 points, 2-3 3FG

Team Stats:

  • FG%: 45
  • 3FG%: 24
  • FT%: 33
  • Reb+/-: +7
  • Bench Points: 13
  • Turnovers: 16

What’s Next:

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.