LEXINGTON (AP) — Jaterra Bonds scored 23 points to lead Florida to an 83-73 upset of No. 6 Kentucky on Sunday for the Gators’ eighth straight victory.
Florida (12-3, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) trailed 70-69 with four minutes but outscored the Wildcats 14-3 the remainder of the game for the final margin. The Gators made 12 of 16 free throws in the last four minutes and Kentucky failed to muster a field goal in the last eight minutes.
Bonds led four players in double figures and scored eight of Florida’s first 13 points as the Gators raced out to a 21-10 lead.
Ronni Williams followed Bonds with 19 points and January Miller and Christin Mercer added 10 points each.
Kentucky (12-2, 1-1) was led by Jennifer O’Neill with 15 points, while Samarie Walker followed with 10.
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