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2 marks fall as Colorado routs No. 16 UF

 
Published Dec. 23, 2000|Updated Sept. 28, 2005

Britt Hartshorn had 22 points and 10 rebounds, and Mandy Nightingale added 21 points as Colorado beat No. 16 Florida 98-62 on Friday night.

Colorado shot 43-for-49 from the free-throw line, setting a school record for attempts and shots converted.

Florida shot 8-for-14 from the line and scored 21 fewer points than its season average. The loss was Florida's worst since a 90-50 rout by Purdue on Nov. 26, 1999. Brandi McCain led Florida with 19.

Vanessa Hayden's basket with 8:20 left in the first half gave Florida a 21-20 lead, its last of the game. Colorado answered with a 9-0 run, including Caroline Koechlin's three-point play on a layup and a free throw, and two free throws by Nightingale on Florida coach Carol Ross' technical foul. Naomi Mobley's follow with 2:52 left in the half pulled Florida within 31-25, but Colorado closed the half with an 11-0 run.

"Early in the game we had easy opportunities for points, but we didn't finish those shots," Ross said. "It was very deflating for us and that set the tone for the game."

State

FAIRFIELD 67, MIAMI 55: Alicia Hartlaub led Miami with 12 points, and Sheila James added 11 points.