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No. 20 Florida 72, Indiana 67

November 21, 1998

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) _ Tonya Washington scored 14 points in the second half to lead No. 20 Florida to a 72-67 comeback victory over Indiana Friday night in the third-place game of the Women’s Preseason NIT.

Washington had 18 points overall. Tiffany Travis added 17 and Tamara Stocks had a career-high 16 points and 14 rebounds as Florida (3-1) rallied from a 53-41 second-half deficit. The Gators went on a 20-8 run to tie the game at 61 on a Travis jumper with 4:41 remaining.

Jill Chapman, who had a career-high 21 points for Indiana (2-2), tied the game for the last time at 63. Florida went ahead 69-64 on a basket by Travis and a layup and two free throws by Washington.

Kameelah pulled Indiana to 69-67 on a 3-pointer with 26 seconds left, but Florida sealed the game with one free throw from Kelly Freeman and two from Stocks.

Momentum shifted in the first half, with Florida taking a 13-2 led as Brandi McCain scored six points and Indiana missed four of its first five shots.

The Hoosiers came back with a 23-7 run. Summer Maines scored nine points and Chapman converted a 3-point play that gave Indiana a 25-20 lead with 5:53 left in the half.

Florida regained the lead 31-29 as Tiffany made a 3-pointer and a layup in the final five minutes, but Kristi Green converted two free throws off a technical foul and Chapman made a jumper with 18 seconds left to tie it at 33 at halftime.

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