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Florida Gators never lead in women's basketball loss to Vanderbilt

NASHVILLE — Merideth Marsh tied a school record with eight 3-pointers and scored a career-high 26 as No. 24 Vanderbilt upset ninth-ranked Florida 84-68 on Thursday night, snapping the Gators' seven-game winning streak.

Vanderbilt (19-6, 8-2) tied Florida for second in the SEC. The preseason favorite to win their first SEC title, the Commodores took a 10-0 lead and never trailed.

Sha Brooks scored seven, fouling out for UF (22-3, 8-2). The Gators, who missed a chance at their best SEC start, were led by Azania Stewart's 16 points.

No. 5 Auburn 81, Kentucky 69: Whitney Boddie had 20 points and 10 assists for the host Tigers (24-1, 9-1 SEC).

No. 11 Maryland 94, No. 17 Virginia 78: Marissa Coleman scored a season-high 28 to move into second on the Terrapins' career list, and Maryland got its 31st straight home win. Coleman surpassed Vicky Bullett and has 1,931 points, trailing Crystal Langhorne (2,247). Maryland took over second in the ACC, a half-game behind FSU. The No. 14 Seminoles play host to No. 8 North Carolina tonight (6:30, Sun Sports).

No. 15 Tennessee 80, 'bama 61: The host Vols (18-6, 7-3 SEC) beat the Tide for the 34th straight time and lead the series 41-2. Alabama last beat Tennessee in the 1984 SEC tournament. The Vols' leading scorer, Shekinna Stricklen, was on crutches after her right kneecap slipped out of place during the first half. Her status for Monday's game against Duke is not known.

Iowa 85, No. 18 Ohio St. 75:Kristi Smith and Kachine Alexander combined for 24 free throws and 36 points for the host Hawkeyes. The Buckeyes (19-5, 10-3 Big Ten) were denied a seventh straight 20-win year.

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