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UF impressive in SEC opener

Tennessee’s Kamiko Williams, left, and LSU’s Courtney Jones lunge for a loose ball during the first half of their SEC opener.

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Tennessee’s Kamiko Williams, left, and LSU’s Courtney Jones lunge for a loose ball during the first half of their SEC opener.

GAINESVILLE — Deana Allen had 12 points and Jennifer George added 10 as Florida opened SEC play Sunday with a 64-53 upset of No. 22 Arkansas.

The Gators (11-4) led the entire game, improved to 8-0 at home and earned their first win this season against a ranked team.

"I am especially proud of the win and starting the SEC season this way," Florida coach Amanda Butler said. "But at the same time, I am not surprised at the outcome because we had a great few days of preparation leading up to this. We were really focused and really intense."

Arkansas (12-1, 0-1) cut a double-digit deficit to 58-49 with 4:24 left on consecutive 3-pointers by Lyndsay Harris, but the Gators held on down the stretch, with Jordan Jones and Allen hitting two free throws each.

NO. 25 FSU 75, MISSOURI 53: Cierra Bravard had 17 points, Courtney Ward had 14 and the visiting Seminoles (12-3) overcame a slow start to snap the Tigers' five-game winning streak. Florida State trailed 11-7 before putting together a 13-0 run and was in control the rest of the way.

TAMPA 75, ROLLINS 69: Taja Green had 16 points and 13 rebounds as the Spartans (9-2, 2-0 Sunshine State) won their 24th straight home game.

ECKERD 44, BARRY 43, OT: Kati Rausberg had 22 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:28 left in overtime, to lead the host Tritons (8-3, 2-0 SSC). Rausberg tied Lori Warriner's school record with her 135th 3-pointer.

LYNN 52, SAINT LEO 39: The host Lions (7-5, 0-2 SSC) shot 30.2 percent from the field and committed 25 turnovers.

Top 25

NO. 5 TENN. 73, LSU 65: Kelley Cain and Glory Johnson had 19 points each for the visiting Vols (13-2), who won their SEC opener despite failing to hit a 3-pointer for the first time in 422 games. They were 0-for-7.

NO. 6 W. VA. 63, CENTRAL CONN. 37: Freshman Brooke Hampton had 11 points as the Mountaineers (14-0) improved their school-record home winning streak to 27 games.

NO. 8 UCLA 80, WASH. ST.: Jasmine Dixon and Darxia Morris had 12 points each as the visiting Bruins (12-1, 2-0 Pac-10) won their 21st straight game in the series since 2001.

NO. 9 STANFORD 78, CAL 45: Jeanette Pohlen had 15 points for the visiting Cardinal (10-2, 1-0 Pac-10), which showed few signs of a letdown three days after snapping UConn's NCAA-record 90-game winning streak.

NO. 12 MICH. ST. 70, ILLINOIS 57: Kalisha Keane had 27 points for the host Spartans (13-1, 1-0 Big Ten), off to the best start in school history.

NO. 13 OHIO ST. 86, BCU 38: Jantel Lavender had 29 points in 21 minutes as the host Buckeyes (9-4) routed the Wildcats (6-6) to snap their longest losing streak in eight years at three games.

MICHIGAN 60, NO. 14 IOWA 53: Courtney Boylan had 18 points to help the visiting Wolverines upset the Hawkeyes (12-3, 0-2 Big Ten) three days after beating No. 13 Ohio State.

TCU 76, NO. 15 OKLA. 69: Emily Carter had 26 points as the host Horned Frogs overcame a career-high 24 points by Whitney Hand, back with the Sooners (10-3) for the first time in 401 days after suffering an ACL injury.

NO. 16 NOTRE DAME 97, SE MISSOURI 21: The host Irish (12-3) opened a 36-0 lead, led 46-6 at the half and allowed the fewest points in school history.

NO. 18 MARYLAND 74, SAINT JOSEPH'S 60: Alyssa Thomas had 22 points to lead the visiting Terrapins (13-1) to their 12th straight win.

NO. 20 IOWA ST. 62, CHICAGO ST. 48: Chelsea Poppens and Hallie Christofferson had 17 points each for the Cyclones (11-2), who won their 57th consecutive non-conference home game.

NO. 23 TEXAS 94, SAM HOUSTON ST. 50: Kathleen Nash tied a career high with five 3-pointers and had 19 points for the host Longhorns (11-3).

UF impressive in SEC opener 01/02/11 [Last modified: Sunday, January 2, 2011 9:37pm]
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