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Florida Travels to Wake Forest for WNIT Second Round

Florida Travels to Wake Forest for WNIT Second Round


Wake Forest (17-16, 5-13 ACC) vs. Florida (17-14, 5-11 SEC)

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March 20 | 6 p.m. ET
Live Stream:ย ACC Network Extra
Radio:ย 98.1FM/850AM WRUF
Live Stats:ย StatBroadcast
WNIT Info:ย Tournament Central
Game Notes:ย Media Center
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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. โ€“ After a thrilling 66-63 victory over Wofford in the opening-round of the WNIT, Florida women’s basketball will head to Winston-Salem, N.C., for a matchup with Wake Forest on Monday evening.
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The second round matchup with the Demon Deacons is slated to begin at 6 p.m. ET on ACC Network Extra with Evan Lepler and Stan Lewter on the call. Kyle Crooks and Brittany Davis will handle radio responsibilities on 98.1FM/850AM WRUF.
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THE SERIES
Florida and Wake Forest will meet for the third time in program history on Monday, with the teams splitting the first two matchups. The Demon Deacons won the last meeting on Dec. 21, 2019, 73-68 at the West Palm Beach Invitational.
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LAST TIME OUT
The Gators defeated Wofford in a thrilling opening-round matchup of the WNIT, 66-63. Deans played hero ball and drained a fadeaway as the shot clock expired to give Florida a 62-60 lead with 52 seconds before Correa iced the game at the charity stripe. Correa ended with 24 points, while Rickards scored her 1,000th-point with 18 total.
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A LOOK BACK
The Gators and Demon Deacons most recently met on Dec. 21, 2019 at the West Palm Beach Invitational. Wake Forest claimed the victory, 73-68, but Florida pulled to within three at 71-68 after Kiara Smith converted a tough layup in the lane with 22 seconds left. Wake Forest’s Ivana Raca sealed the win with a pair of conversions from the charity stripe with two seconds remaining. Lavender Briggs led Florida with 23 points, 19 of which came in the first half.
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THE 27TH MEMBER
Nina Rickards became the 27th member of the Florida 1,000-point club after a layup with 6:56 remaining in the fourth quarter against Wofford. The senior helped the Gators to a 66-63 victory over Wofford with an 18-point performance on 9-of-15 shooting night.
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IN THE WNIT
Florida is making their ninth appearance in the WNIT, most recently advancing to the second round of the 2021 WNIT after defeating Charlotte, 66-55. The Gators would fall to Villanova in the second round, 77-57. Florida holds a 16-8 all-time mark, including a 7-1 mark in the opening round of the tournament and 4-2 clip in the second round. Florida has twice appeared in the WNIT finals in 1985 (when it was known as the…

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