Florida erases 10-point deficit in fourth quarter to rally past visiting Arkansas
on 2024-02-08 21:10 PM
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Arkansas women’s basketball team (17-8, 5-5 SEC) took a 10-point lead going into the fourth quarter but could not close things out at Florida (12-9, 3-6 SEC), dropping Thursday’s game, 85-81.
Arkansas was scoreless for the remaining 3:20 of the contest, while being outscored 24-10 in the final 10 minutes of the game.
The Hogs were led by Makayla Daniels, who dropped a season-high 26 points, and Taliah Scott’s 20 points in her homecoming back in the Sunshine State.
Florida closed out the first quarter going 4-of-4 from the free throw line to lead Arkansas after one quarter, 22-13.
Arkansas tied a quarter scoring record with a 35-point second quarter. and closed things out on 12-2 run in the remaining two minutes of the half.
Daniels knocked down back-to-back triples and Saylor Poffenbarger delivered a nice layup with 19 seconds left in the half to tie the game.
Poffenbarger then picked off a pass from Florida and took it all the way down the court to put in a layup at the buzzer as the Hogs pulled ahead for the first time since the beginning of the game with a 48-46 advantage at the half.
Arkansas led 71-61 going into the final quarter, but Florida began the quarter on a 7-0 run to cut the deficit to three and later went on 11-0 run to seal the win.
Daniels registered a season-high 26 points behind 8-of-12 shooting from the field and 5-of-6 from beyond the arc. She was perfect from the field going into the fourth quarter. Daniels added three boards, three assists and two steals
Scott followed with her 12th 20-point game of the year with 20 points, two boards and two assists
Poffenbarger registered her eighth double-double of the season behind 15 points off 6-of-12 shooting from the field and 12 rebounds
Samara Spencer recorded 13 points, while shooting 7-of-7 from the line. She added four assists and two steals
Maryam Dauda finished with five points, nine rebounds and one block
The Hogs made 11 3-pointers for its 14th 10+ 3-pointer game of the year, shooting 41 percent from beyond the arc at 11-of-27
Arkansas was a perfect 20-of-20 from the free throw line
The Hogs will stay on the road to play at Tennessee on Monday, Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. CT. The game will be broadcast on SEC Network from Thompson-Boling Arena.
Photo courtesy of Florida
(Last updated: 2024-02-08 21:10 PM)