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No. 20 Florida 69, No. 17 Mississippi 48

February 12, 1996

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) _ Murriel Page scored 19 points and grabbed 18 rebounds and DeLisha Milton added 13 points as No. 20 Florida beat No. 17 Mississippi 69-48 in a Southeastern Conference game on Sunday.

Page, who collected her eighth double-double on the season, also had three steals for Florida (17-5 overall, 5-4 SEC).

Mississippi (15-7, 4-4) was led by Lisa Miller, Regan Seybert and Katrecia Craig, who each had 11 points. Reserve Jackie Wright scored 11 points for Florida, and Talatha Bingham added 10.

Despite shooting 35.7 percent from the field in the first half, Mississippi hung with Florida behind its long-range shooting. The Rebels hit 6-of-12 3-pointers in the first half, including Anita Milon’s first-half buzzer beater to make it 33-27.

Florida ultimately put Mississippi away with some 3-point shooting if its own. Wright, who came in after Milton picked up her fourth foul early in the second half, hit consecutive 3-pointers to put Florida ahead 42-30.

The victory was Florida’s second straight against a ranked opponent. The Gators upended then-No. 24 Arkansas 73-57 Feb. 4. The game also marked the third of Florida’s six-game swing against Top 25 teams.

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