ATHENS, Ga. -- Cassie Peoples hit two 3-pointers in the final four minutes to help Florida beat No. 24 Georgia 51-48 on Thursday night for its first win in Athens since 2004.
Florida went on a 15-3 run to close the game to win its 15th game in 65 all-time meetings against Georgia.
Peoples finished with 11 points for Florida (12-12, 4-7 SEC). The Gators were outrebounded 43-26, but forced 28 turnovers and held Georgia without a second-half field goal for 10-plus minutes.
Florida made just 7 of 27 shots in the first half and trailed 27-19.
Georgia pushed its lead to 32-22 after Erika Ford's 3-pointer. Then Tiaria Griffin's 3 with 15:09 left gave the Bulldogs a 14-point lead, but Georgia didn't hit its next field goal until the 5:07 mark.
Ford had 14 points off the bench for short-handed Georgia (17-8, 5-7), which missed leading scorer Shacobia Barbee, who is out for the season.
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