Saturday, February 24, 2018
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WNIT semifinal: Florida Gators vs. Drexel

.ONIGHT

WNIT semifinal: Florida at Drexel

When/where: 7; John A. Daskalakis Athletic Center, Philadelphia

Records: Florida 22-13; Drexel 26-10

Notable: The teams have never met. … Florida has won four road games to advance to tonight's semifinals, the second time in the tournament's 16 years that a team has reached the Final Four without playing at home. "Playing on the road has been a great opportunity for us to grow and mature in ways that are not afforded when you have the comforts of home," UF coach Amanda Butler said. "It's been fantastic for our players to come together and be focused just on each other and whatever team is up next. Last week was a very special week for us and we'd like to have another one." … During the Gators' WNIT run, freshman Sydney Moss has averaged a team-high 19.5 points and 8.8 rebounds, hitting 54.7 percent from the field. … Florida's roster includes six freshmen, and only three current players had postseason experience before the WNIT began. … If past games are any indication, this could be a nail-biter. Three of the Gators' WNIT games have been decided by seven points or fewer, including the previous two which included a combined 26 lead changes and 14 ties.

Antonya English, Times staff writer

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