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Sorensen, Lucas score 13 each to help Florida hang on

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Steffi Sorensen and Trumae Lucas scored 13 points apiece and Florida (No. 19 ESPN/USA Today, No. 15 AP)
beat Mississippi 75-54 on Sunday.

The Gators (18-2, 4-1 Southeastern Conference) were up 60-37 with 6:38 to play, but the Rebels (13-6, 2-3) used a 13-0 run to get back in it. Lucas ended Florida's drought with a 3-pointer, and the Gators outscored Ole Miss 12-4 the rest of the way.

Marshae Dotson and Sha Brooks added 11 points each for Florida, which improved to 11-0 at home. The Gators shot 41.5 percent from the field, including 7-of-23 from 3-point range, and missed 11 free throws. But they made up for it by forcing 22 turnovers and getting 20 offensive rebounds.

Bianca Thomas had 18 points and seven rebounds for the Rebels, who shot 30.5 percent and finished 3-of-20 from behind the arc. Shawn Goff added 12 points and seven rebounds.