UK Hoops Rally Falls Short at No. 12 Florida 74-56

Jan. 29, 2009

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Despite a game and season-high 19 points from Carly Ormerod and a 16-point, 12-rebound game from Victoria Dunlap, the Kentucky women's basketball team suffered a 74-59 loss at No. 12 Florida, in front of 2,053 fans at the O'Connell Center.

“We’re terribly disappointed in the outcome of this one,” Kentucky head coach Matthew Mitchell said. “We thought we had a great shot to come down here and win. Florida played great and their team is really a fine team. They’re able to overcome any mistakes by just playing hard and putting tremendous pressure on us on defense. We’ll just have to try to learn from this loss and build from it, and see if we can get back on the winning track on Sunday.”

To lead the Gators, Sha Brooks had 17 points and nine assists, Trumae Lucas had 14 points, and Marshae Dotson finished with 13 points and eight rebounds for Florida (19-2, 4-1 Southeastern Conference).

Ormerod had a game-high and a season-high 19 points for Kentucky (12-9, 2-4), and Victoria Dunlap added 16 points and 12 rebounds.

Florida is 11-0 at the O'Connell Center and has won four straight overall.

Kentucky returns to action on Sunday, Feb. 1, traveling to Oxford, Miss., for a 3 p.m. ET matchup with Ole Miss.