GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Sha Brooks scored 12 points, Sharielle Smith added 11, and No. 23 Florida extended its winning streak to 10 games with a 77-55 victory over Florida A&M last night.
Marshae Dotson and Lonnika Thompson added nine points each for the Gators (10-1), who used a 20-3 run midway through the first half to turn a five-point game into a rout.
Stephanie Foster led the Rattlers (4-3) with 21 points. She was 6 of 16 from the floor and 7 of 10 from the free-throw line.
Florida shot 60 percent in the first half, led by 46-23 at the break, and extended the lead to 31 points, 61-30, midway through the second. The Gators, playing on one day's rest, cruised the rest of the way despite missing all eight shots from three-point range in the second half.
The Gators will now take a nine-day break for final exams before hosting No. 16 Pittsburgh.
Old Dominion 74, St. Joseph's 51 -
Mariame Djouara was the only player in double figures for the Hawks (4-5), scoring 12 points in a nonconference loss to the Monarchs (5-2) in Norfolk, Va.
Brittany McLeod had 16 points and 16 rebounds, while Deana DiAmico had a game-high 17 points for host
in a 70-61 win over
Franklin and Marshall
, the fifth straight triumph for the Cavaliers.
Irish's Mallory out.
Notre Dame guard Brittany Mallory is out for the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee.
The sophomore guard was injured in the overtime period of a 63-59 loss at Michigan on Wednesday night.
Notre Dame confirmed the injury yesterday after an MRI exam on Thursday.
Mallory played in seven games this season for the eighth-ranked Irish, few enough to place her within the NCAA guidelines for medical redshirt status.