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UK Hoops escape Gators upset bid 71-67

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Bria Goss hit a layup with 1:22 left, and 10th-ranked Kentucky rallied from a 13-point deficit in the second half to hold off Florida 71-67 Friday in the Southeastern Conference tournament quarterfinals.

Kentucky (25-5) will play Arkansas or LSU in Saturday's semifinals.

The Wildcats trailed 38-25 before fighting back with a 15-4 run. Keyla Snowden's 3 put them ahead 45-44 with 13:04 left, their first lead since 6-4. And it was tight through the finish.

Jennifer George led Florida (19-12) with 18 points, Azania Stewart had 15 and Jordan Jones 13.

A'dia Mathies scored 21 of her 24 points in the second half for Kentucky, and Snowden had 17.

Florida last led 65-64 on a free throw by Deana Allen with 1:36 left, but she missed the second. The Gators scored only once more on a layup by George with 20.3 seconds left.


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