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Florida women fall to Alabama by 24



In its first five SEC games this season, the Florida women's basketball team won or lost each by fewer than 10 points.

Thursday night was a whole different story.

Alabama closed the first half on a 10-2 run to take a 38-26 halftime lead, then opened the second half with a 12-3 run en route to an 82-58 victory over Florida in Tuscaloosa. The win snapped a five-game losing streak for the Tide, which also earned its first conference win.

“We just weren’t ready to play today, I don’t know how else to dissect it,” UF head coach Amanda Butler said. “I’m sure the film will show us specific things, but it was a lot more important for Alabama to get the win today and it showed all over the court. Tierney Jenkins (28 points, 12 rebounds) kicked our butts from one end of the court to the other. You have to commend Alabama because had just lost a player for the season and it was important for them to step up and get every rebound. They outplayed us in every category.”


[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 1:36pm]


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