Gator Women Win Tourney Opener
Depree Bowden scored a game-high 21 points leading the University of Florida women's basketball team to an impressive 71-57 victory against South Carolina in the first round of the Southeastern Conference Tournament on ThursdayÂ in Nashville.Â Â Bowden, the Gators' lone senior, tallied 19 of her points in the first half when she single-handedly out-scored the Gamecocks, 19-17, helping Florida (18-12) build a 34-17 lead at the break. Florida's intense defense forced a pair of shot-clock violations and limited USC to a paltry 19.2 percent shooting effort, as the taller Gamecocks hit just 18-of-40 from the floor.
Â So, the Gators advance to the quarterfinals where they play third-ranked and #2-seeded Tennessee on Friday at 3:30 p.m.
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