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No. 12 Kentucky women edge Florida, 75-70

Florida guard Carlie Needles (4) tries to steal the ball from Kentucky guard Janee Thompson (3) in the first half of a quarterfinal women's Southeastern Conference tournament NCAA college basketball game Friday, March 7, 2014, in Duluth, Ga. (AP Photo/Jason Getz)

DULUTH, Ga. (AP) — DeNesha Stallworth scored 13 points and No. 12 Kentucky continued its string of Southeastern Conference tournament success with a 75-70 win over Florida in the quarterfinals on Friday.

Kentucky (23-7) advanced to Saturday's semifinals for the fifth straight year. The Wildcats have reached three of the last four finals.

Bria Goss and Jennifer O'Neill each had 11 points for Kentucky.

There were 13 lead changes and eight ties, the last at 70-70 following back-to-back 3-pointers by Florida's Cassie Peoples, who had 18 points.

Kentucky reclaimed the lead on a basket by Janee Thompson and stretched the lead on Samarie Walker's offensive rebound and layup. Walker had seven points and 11 rebounds.

Kayla Lewis had 18 points and eight rebounds for Florida (19-12). The Gators swept two regular-season games with Kentucky.

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