GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Victoria Dunlap scored 12 points, including two free throws with 10 seconds remaining, to help No. 19 Kentucky rally to beat Florida 59-58 on Thursday night.
Jennifer O'Neill added 15 points for the Wildcats (14-4, 3-2 Southeastern Conference), who overcame a 10-point deficit in the final 5:29 for their third consecutive victory.
Dunlap's layup put Kentucky ahead 57-55 with 44 seconds remaining, but Florida's Deana Allen answered with a 3-pointer on the other end. The Gators were up 58-57 when Azania Stewart fouled Dunlap in the closing seconds. She calmly sank both free throws. The Gators (12-8, 2-4) failed to rally and lost their third straight.
Allen led Florida with 13 points. Jaterra Bonds and Jordan Jones added nine points apiece.
The Wildcats overcame 15 turnovers and 13 missed 3-pointers with 10 offensive rebounds and 10 steals.