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No. 11 LSU women top No. 17 Florida, now alone in 2nd in SEC
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Alexis Morris scored eight of her 20 points in the final 38 seconds, Autumn Newby added 13 points and No. 11 LSU beat Florida 66-61 on Sunday to take sole possession of second in the Southeastern Conference with a week remaining in the regular season.
Top-ranked South Carolina beat No. 12 Tennessee to earn at least a share of the regular season conference title. The Lady Vols and No. 17 Florida (20-7, 10-4) are tied for third, a game behind LSU (23-4, 11-3).
Newby grabbed an offensive rebound, was fouled on the putback and made the and-1 free throw to the give Tigers the lead for good midway through the fourth quarter and ignite an 8-2 spurt that made it 58-52 with 2:45 to play. Morris made 8 of 10 from the free-throw line from there to seal it.
Nina Rickards led Florida with 17 points on 8-of-16 shooting and nine rebounds. Kiara Smith had 13 points, six rebounds and six assists and Zipporah Broughton added 10 points and seven boards. Smith and Broughton combined to made just 9 of 27 from the field.
The Tigers, who lost 73-72 to on Jan. 23, have won six in a row and snapped Florida's five-game win streak.
Khayla Pointer, LSU's leading scorer at 19.3 per game on 44.7% shooting, made just 1 of 17 from the field and 5 of 10 from the free-throw line and finished with a season-low seven points.
Newby made 5 of 6 from the field, grabbed eight rebounds with two steals and a block. The 6-foot-2 senior, who went into the game averaging 5.6 points this season, scored seven points in the fourth quarter. Faustine Aifuwa, a 6-5 senior, added 10 points, six rebounds and a season-high five blocks.
The Gators shot 37% from the field while limiting LSU to 33% shooting but made just 11 of 22 from the free-throw line, where the Tigers made 22 of 32.
Florida plays at Vanderbilt on Thursday. LSU plays its regular-season home finale Thursday against Alabama.
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Updated February 20, 2022