Florida women defeat No. 12 Kentucky 85-79
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Eleanna Christinaki figured in all of Florida's six points in the final 30 seconds to spark the Gators to an 85-79 victory over No. 12 Kentucky on Sunday.
She picked up her career-high 11th assist on a slick inside pass to Ronni Williams, who scored underneath for an 81-77 lead. After a jumper by the Wildcats' Makayla Epps, Christinaki hit 1 of 2 free throws before stealing an inbounds pass and scoring for a 3-point play with four seconds left.
Christinaki finished with 12 points for the Gators (18-4, 6-3 SEC). Simone Westbrook made 7 of 10 shots, including three 3-pointers, for a career-high 20 points with Haley Lorenzen adding 18.
Epps was 10 of 14 for 27 points with Janee Thompson adding 16 points and Evelyn Akhator 14 with 10 rebounds for the Wildcats (15-5, 4-5), who committed 30 turnovers.
Florida, which outscored Kentucky 50-28 in the paint, led the entire second half.