SEC Gauntlet Continues as Gators Host No. 14 Bulldogs Thursday

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida women’s basketball team’s rigorous start to its SEC season continues Thursday as it battles its third-straight top 15 team when the No. 14 Mississippi State Bulldogs enter Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center for a 6 p.m. tilt.
  Date: Thursday, Jan. 7 Time: 6 p.m. ET Matchup: Florida (7-3, 0-2) vs. No. 14 Mississippi State (6-2, 1-1) Location: Gainesville, Fla. | Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center TV: SEC Network+ with Kyle Crooks and Brittany Davis Live Stats: Here Radio: WRUF ESPN 98.1 FM/850 AM with Tom Collett & Kelly Davis Notes: Florida | Mississippi State Tickets: Here  
Last time out on Sunday, Jan. 3, the Gators hung tough with No. 9 Texas A&M and trailed by only five late in the third quarter but the high-powered Aggies pulled away by outscoring Florida 31-17 in the fourth.
 
Going up against a pair of top 10 foes last week, Lavender Briggs showed why she’s one of the league’s most talented scorers averaging 21 points and seven rebounds over the course of the two matchups. On the road at No. 5 South Carolina, Briggs tied her career best with 23 points to go

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