Alabama 44

(6-8, 0-1 SEC)

Florida 59

(13-1, 1-0 SEC)

    7:00 PM ET, January 5, 2006

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    ALA 28 1644
    FLA 19 4059

    (25) FLORIDA 59, ALABAMA 44 

    GAINESVILLE, Florida (Ticker) -- Brittany Davis scored 16 points and Sha Brooks added 14 to as No. 25 Florida used a strong second half to post a 59-44 comeback victory over Alabama in the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams.

    Davis shot 8-of-14 from the floor and Brooks connected on four shots from long range overall for the Lady Gators (13-1, 1-0), who shot 30 percent (9-of-30) in the first half, leading to a 28-19 deficit at the break.

    They responded after halftime by hitting 52 percent (15-of-29) of their shots - including 6-of-15 from beyond the arc - to outscore the Crimson Tide, 40-16, in the final 20 minutes and gain their 11th straight win.

    Dalila Eshe added 11 points and 14 rebounds for Florida, which held Alabama (6-8, 0-1) to 25 percent (7-of-28) shooting in the second half.

    Marverly Nettles had 12 points and Kate Mastin collected 11 for the Crimson Tide, who committed 26 turnovers. Dee Merriweather scored eight points and grabbed 14 boards and Krystle Johnson pulled down 10 rebounds.

    The Lady Gators held the Crimson Tide to 0-of-10 from long range after the break.

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