USF women hold on for big upset at Rutgers

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USF's women's basketball team saw a 19-point lead disappear in the final seven minutes, then got a huge 3-point play from senior guard Shantia Grace with 7.9 seconds left for a much-needed 59-56 win at Rutgers on Saturday afternoon.

The Bulls (16-6, 3-5 in Big East) led 54-35 with 6:14 to play, then saw Rutgers (12-7, 4-4) go on a 21-2 run to tie the game at 56-56 in the final minute. Grace, who finished with just nine points, came through with the winning basket and foul shot to seal the upset. Here's the boxscore from ESPN.com.

Junior guard Janae Stokes led the Bulls with 20 points, going 6-for-10 on 3-pointers. A loss would have put USF at 2-6 in league play, making it difficult for the Bulls to get the .500 conference record they likely need to make the NCAA Tournament. The Bulls now have a key game Tuesday at home against Marquette (12-9, 3-4) in the Sun Dome.

[Last modified: Thursday, May 27, 2010 5:53pm]

    

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