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USF women rout FAU 76-20 in WNIT opener



If USF's men's basketball, with its 32-point lead on Cal in Wednesday's NCAA Tournament win, just wasn't dominant enough for you, then perhaps you'll consider USF's women's basketball team, which opened the Women's NIT with a 76-20 win against Florida Atlantic.

With the win, USF (18-15) advances to the WNIT second round, where they'll play host Saturday at 7 to Florida International, which also won Thursday with a win against Stetson.

The Bulls dominated from the start, leading 35-8 at the half. Jose Fernandez was able to empty his bench -- 10 players played 12 minutes or more and every player scored. Jasmine Wynne had 20 points to lead the way (and personally match the Owls' scoring) and Andrell Smith had 15 as the only other USF player in double figures. USF had 15 steals and outrebounded FAU 55-34; the Owls went 8-for-58 (13 percent) from the field and 2-for-20 (10 percent) on 3-pointers. They had five assists and 25 turnovers.

It's not the most lopsided win in the program's history -- the Bulls beat Puerto Rico-Mayaguez by 80 in 2005, and Morris Brown by 70 before that.

Here's the full writeup from USF's official site.


[Last modified: Thursday, March 15, 2012 11:01pm]


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