Coffey, Northwestern women beat No. 16 Florida, 73-68

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Nia Coffey had 26 points, 14 rebounds, six assists, four steals and two blocks and Northwestern beat No. 16 Florida 73-68 on Friday night.

Abi Scheid added 13 points and Ashley Deary scored 10 with nine assists and two steals for Northwestern.

Oceana Hamilton’s free throw with 4:18 to play gave the Wildcats (4-1) their first lead since early in the third quarter during a 13-2 run that made it 71-64 with 19 seconds left. Florida (4-1) went scoreless for 5:38 during that span and scored just eight fourth-quarter points.

Ronni Williams had 19 points and 13 rebounds for the Gators. Eleanna Christinaki scored 15 with five assists and Hallie Lorenzen added 13 points and seven rebounds.

It was the lowest scoring output of the season for the Gators, who came in averaging 77.8 points. Florida shot 37.8 percent from the field and hit 5 of 18 (27.8 percent) from 3-point range.

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