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People scores 21 points, rallies 11th-seeded Florida past Dayton 83-69 in tourney upset

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    Dayton's Andrea Hoover, left, drives past Florida's January Miller, during the first half of a first-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament on Sunday, March 23, 2014, in State College, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) (The Associated Press)

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    Florida's Kayla Lewis (22) controls the ball in front of Dayton's Andrea Hoover (24) during the first half of a first-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament on Sunday, March 23, 2014, in State College, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) (The Associated Press)

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    Florida's Jaterra Bonds (10) shoots over Dayton's Celeste Edwards (5) during the first half of a first-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament on Sunday, March 23, 2014, in State College, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) (The Associated Press)

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    Dayton's Andrea Hoover (24) shoots in front of Florida's Kayla Lewis during the first half of a first-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament on Sunday, March 23, 2014, in State College, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) (The Associated Press)

Cassie Peoples scored 21 points and all five Florida starters scored in double figures, leading the Gators past Dayton 83-69 Sunday in the opening round of the NCAA tournament.

The 11th-seeded Gators (20-12) will play Penn State on Tuesday night in the Stanford Regional.

In a first round full of lopsided scores, the Gators pulled off a rare upset by a double-digit seed. Jaterra Bonds and Ronni Williams each had 15 points for Florida.

Andrea Hoover led the Flyers (23-8) with 22 points and Celeste Edwards scored 15 points. Hoover and Edwards helped the Flyers storm to a 15-point lead in the second before Florida started to rally.

The Gators shot at close to a 50-percent mark for most of the second half to wipe out the deficit and stun Dayton.

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