UK Hoops Upset By Florida

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Updated: 1/05 7:35 pm
Jaterra Bonds scored 23 points to lead Florida to an 83-73 upset of No. 6 Kentucky on Sunday for the Gators' eighth straight victory.

Florida (12-3, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) trailed 70-69 with four minutes but outscored the Wildcats 14-3 the remainder of the game for the final margin. The Gators made 12 of 16 free throws in the last four minutes and Kentucky failed to muster a field goal in the last eight minutes.

Bonds led four players in double figures and scored eight of Florida's first 13 points as the Gators raced out to a 21-10 lead.

Ronni Williams followed Bonds with 19 points and January Miller and Christin Mercer added 10 points each.

Kentucky (12-2, 1-1) was led by Jennifer O'Neill with 15 points, while Samarie Walker followed with 10.

Kentucky senior DeNesha Stallworth returned to the lineup for the first time since undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery on Dec. Dec. 18. Stallworth had missed the previous five games and finished with four points.

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