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MU women visit Gator country

December 10, 2017 GMT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Shayna Gore leads Marshall University into its first women’s basketball meeting with the Florida Gators at 1 p.m. Sunday in Exactech Arena.

The matchup of Conference USA and Southeastern Conference teams is televised on the SEC Network.

Gore, a junior guard from Logan. West Virginia, averages 17.8 points per game. Gore is connecting on 42.3 percent of her 3-point shots (22 for 52) and is an 89.7 percent free throw shooter (26 for 29). She tossed in 26 points Wednesday against Morgan State and became the 21st player in program history to reach 1.000 career points. Marshall defeated the Bears 73-68.

Six-foot-one senior Talequia Hamilton from Huntington added 19 points and snagged 11 rebounds in the victory. Hamilton averages 12.1 points and 7.5 rebounds a game. Asheika Alexander, a 5-10 sophomore, adds 10.5 points while 6-2 sophomore Ashley Saintigene is scoring 6.8 and getting 7.1 rebounds.

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Point guard Tana Driver, a 5-foot sophomore, played for a career-most 34 minutes in the Morgan State game with seven assists and three steals.

Florida’s starting players all score in double figures. Funda Nakkasoglu (5-8 junior) leads with a 16.3 average, followed by 6-3 senior Haley Lorenzen (12.8), 5-10 senior Dyandria Anderson (12.6), 6-3 senior Paulia Hersler (11.7) and 5-10 sophomore Delicia Washington (11.2).

Lorenzen snags 9.1 rebounds and Washington collects 8.6.

In their last game, the Gators had problems handling the basketball, committing 24 turnovers in a 103-77 loss to No. 12 Ohio State.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

MARSHALL (3-5) at FLORIDA (5-4)

When: 1 p.m. Sunday

Where: Exactech Arena (10,151), Gainesville, Fla.

TV: SEC Network

Radio: WMUL 88.1-FM