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South Florida Bulls lose to West Virginia in women's basketball

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — USF set a school record with 17 blocks but lost 90-75 to West Virginia on Saturday, a big hit to its precarious NCAA Tournament hopes.

The Bulls (18-9, 5-8 Big East) play two of their final three games on the road.

Jessica Lawson led USF with 22 points — three shy of tying her career high — 12 rebounds and a career-high seven blocks. Shantia Grace scored 17 for USF.

No. 2 Oklahoma stops No. 5 Baylor 66-58

NORMAN, Okla. — Courtney Paris had 18 points and 15 rebounds, and No. 2 Oklahoma shut out fifth-ranked Baylor for an extended stretch of the second half to win 66-58 and take a commanding lead in the Big 12.

The Sooners (24-2, 12-0 Big 12) squandered a 15-point, first-half lead and trailed by six in the second half. Then Oklahoma had a huge defensive stand, going on a 13-0 run over 11 minutes.

Oklahoma, which held a 51-31 edge in rebounding, has a three-game conference lead with four games left.

Danielle Wilson 16 points and 10 rebounds to lead Baylor (21-4, 9-3).

No. 4 Stanford 68, Oregon 49: Nnemkadi Ogwumike scored 13 and Sarah Boothe added 11, both playing well when coach Tara VanDerveer pulled every starter, for the Cardinal (22-4, 13-1 Pac-10). Stanford improved to 22-1 all-time against Oregon at home. Upset about a slow start, VanDerveer replaced starters Jayne Appel, Kayla Pedersen, Jillian Harmon, Jeanette Pohlen and Rosalyn Gold-Onwude.

No. 6 Cal 62, Oregon St. 40: Ashley Walker had 20 points and became the host Bears' all-time rebounding leader with 1,030. Colleen Galloway had 1,029 from 1978-81. Cal (22-3, 13-1 Pac-10) swept the Beavers for the third straight year.

No. 8 L'ville 70, 'nova 56: Angel McCoughtry had 34 points and nine rebounds for the visiting Cardinals (25-3, 12-2 Big East).

No. 14 Texas A&M 76, No. 12 Texas 65: Takia Starks scored 16 of her 18 in the second half and the Aggies (20-5, 8-4 Big 12) improved to 11-1 at home with their fifth consecutive win over the Longhorns (19-7, 7-5).

No. 16 K-State 72, Colorado 60: Ashley Sweat scored 22 for the host Wildcats (21-4, 8-4 Big 12), who nearly lost a 14-point lead in the second half.

No. 17 Xavier 70, Saint Louis 67: Tudy Reed had 16 points and 11 rebounds as the host Musketeers (24-4, 12-0 Atlantic 10) won their 15th straight. Amanda Kemezys matched her career high with 22 points for the Billikens.

No. 19 Pitt 68, Cincinnati 53: Shayla Scott converted a three-point play and made two free throws during a 14-0 run in the second half for the host Panthers (20-5, 10-3 Big East).

No. 22 SOUTH Dakota St. 70, NORTH Dakota St. 36: Jennifer Warkenthien had 14 points and 14 rebounds for the visiting Jackrabbits (26-2, 15-1 Summit League).

No. 25 Arizona StATE 60, Arizona 53: Dymond Simon scored 14 of her 18 in the second half and the visiting Sun Devils (20-6, 12-2 Pac-10) overcame a 14-point deficit to extend their school-record winning streak to 12.

South Florida Bulls lose to West Virginia in women's basketball 02/21/09 [Last modified: Saturday, February 21, 2009 11:47pm]

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