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Following Florida’s 68-63 win over Auburn on Thursday, Gators head coach Kelly Rae Finley announced that star guard Lavender Briggs has entered the transfer portal and is no longer with the team.

“[Briggs] has chosen to transfer and we support her and respect her decision. She’s obviously had a tremendous impact on our team and this university and everybody has to make decisions that are in the best interest of themselves. We respect her decision,” Finley told media members after the game.

Briggs announced last Friday that she would miss the remainder of the season with a stress reaction in her shin.

The Provo, UT native had averaged 12.5 points and 5.6 rebounds in 14 games prior to her departure. She has scored 961 career points, just 39 points shy of being the 27th player in program history to reach that mark.

Briggs was on the sidelines with her (now former) teammates as Florida lost to Ole Miss last Thursday, but has been absent since. Prior to the Auburn game, Briggs was removed from the online roster and most mentions of her in the media handouts were removed.

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