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Bulls give Fernandez career win No. 200

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December

Senior guard Inga Orekhova scored a career-high 25 points to lead USF to a 74-60 win against Detroit-Mercy in the Sun Dome on Monday afternoon, giving Bulls coach Jose Fernandez his 200th career win.

The Bulls (11-2) won for the second time in three days, having beaten Florida A&M on Saturday afternoon. Fernandez, already the Bulls' all-time winningest basketball coach, men's or women's, is the first USF coach to reach the milestone.

USF led just 54-50 midway through the second half, but a pair of technical fouls against the Titans sparked an 11-0 run for the Bulls and resulted in th ejection of Detroit-Mercy coach Autumn Rademacher. Orekhova went 4-for-4 on the technical free throws and led USF in scoring, with guard Andrell Smith adding 19. Freshman forward Alisia Jenkins had her first double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds.

USF opens Big East play next Tuesday, Jan. 8, in the Sun Dome against Notre Dame.

[Last modified: Monday, December 31, 2012 4:45pm]

    

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