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South Florida routs North Florida in women's basketball

TAMPA — USF forced 39 turnovers and defeated North Florida 90-44 Sunday for its fourth straight victory.

The Bulls (8-1) scored 90 for the sixth time this season and allowed fewer than 50 for the fourth time.

USF broke away halfway through the first half with an 11-0 run.

In the second half, the Bulls shot 62.5 percent.

Jazmine Sepulveda led the Bulls with 16 points, and he had a career-high eight steals.

Brittany Denson had eight rebounds for USF, which hosts Grambling Thursday at 7 p.m.

FSU stops Mercer for third straight victory

TALLAHASSEE — Three Seminoles scored in double figures as Florida State beat Mercer 74-54 for its third straight win.

Forward Jacinta Monroe scored a game-high 20 for FSU (9-2). Guard Tanae Davis-Cain added 13 and guard Angel Gray scored a career-high 12.

"We have a lot of different weapons," FSU coach Sue Semrau said. "It's early in the year and we are putting them together."

NO. 1 UCONN 77, PENN ST. 63: Tina Charles had 29 points and 18 rebounds for the Huskies in the Maggie Dixon Classic at Madison Square Garden. Trailing 19-18 with nine minutes left in the first half, UConn went on a 16-2 run. The Huskies came in shooting nearly 60 percent from the field (44 percent on 3-pointers). They struggled against Penn State, shooting 38 percent from the field (7-for-30 on 3-pointers). "You can't realistically keep shooting the ball the way we were shooting it," coach Geno Auriemma said. "You have to win in a variety of ways to be a great team.''

NO. 6 TEXAS 73, NO. 7 TENN. 59: Brittainey Raven scored 21 for the host Longhorns, who are 9-0 for the first time since the 1987-88 season. "We are going to be a national power and a team to always be reckoned with," Texas coach Gail Goesten­kors said. The Vols shot 33 percent, had 18 turnovers and were outrebounded 52-41. Freshman Glory Johnson, Tennessee's leading scorer, played less than three minutes of the first half because of foul trouble and was 7-of-14 from the line with several key misses in the second. "We missed so many, easy, easy shots in the paint," coach Pat Summitt said. "You've got to give Texas an awful lot of credit. They were tough."

NO. 12 L'VILLE 75, KENTUCKY 59: Angel McCoughtry scored 31 for the host Cardinals. The crowd of 16,337 set the Louisville, state of Kentucky and Big East Conference paid attendance record for a women's basketball game. "This is a group of kids that executes as well as I've seen," Louisville coach Jeff Walz said. "I feel good every time I call timeout to draw something up. Even if it is something we have never run, ever, we'll execute it.''

No. 14 Rutgers 59, Army 38: Epiphanny Prince scored 25 and Kia Vaughn added a season-high 12 as the Scarlet Knights won in the Maggie Dixon Classic at Madison Square Garden.

No. 24 Oklahoma State 85, No. 19 TCU 80: Andrea Riley had 19 points and 10 assists for host Oklahoma State. Kristin Hernandez and Riley each hit free throws in the final 24.1 seconds after the Horned Frogs closed to 81-80. TCU had won its previous five against ranked teams.

No. 25 Kansas St. 73, Texas-Arlington 63: Shalee Lehning scored 15 of her 21 in the second half for the host Wildcats.

South Florida routs North Florida in women's basketball 12/14/08 [Last modified: Thursday, November 4, 2010 12:00pm]
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