Lady Vols prevail in OTJan 13, 2013 - 7:15 PM Gainesville, FL (Sports Network) - Bashaara Graves hit the free throw to force overtime and sealed No. 9 Tennessee's 78-75 victory over Florida at the foul line.
With the Lady Vols down 70-69, Graves had an opportunity to put them in front, but she made only 1-of-2 free throws with 12.6 seconds remaining in regulation.
In the extra session, the Gators were down one when Christin Mercer went to the free-throw line with 8.9 seconds remaining. She missed both attempts, forcing the Gators to quickly foul.
Graves sank both free throws, and Tennessee (13-3, 4-0 SEC) escaped the O'Connell Center with the win on Kayla Lewis' missed 3-pointer.
Meighan Simmons paced the Lady Vols with 27 points, while Graves finished with 17 points, 12 rebounds and four assists.
Jaterra Bonds had 18 points for the Gators (13-5, 2-2), who got 11 points apiece from Carlie Needles and January Miller.
- TENNESSEE: 78
Final - OT
Jan 13 1:43 PM
- TENNESSEE: 70
End of Regulation
Jan 13 1:26 PM
- TENNESSEE: 37
Jan 13 12:15 PM
- TENNESSEE: 0
1st Half - 20:00
Jan 13 11:34 AM
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