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South Florida Bulls women earn key Big East basketball win with rout of Seton Hall

TAMPA — Janae Stokes had 20 points and made 6 of 10 3-pointers, and Jasmine Wynne scored six of her 14 during a 12-0 first-half run that broke it open as USF routed Seton Hall 80-51 Saturday night.

Jessica Lawson also had 14 points for the Bulls (18-7, 5-6), who recorded their biggest margin of victory in Big East play and snapped a three-game home skid. Ebonie Williams led the Pirates (15-10, 3-9) with 14 points.

With Seton Hall leading 14-13 on Williams' jumper with 12:16 left in the first half, Shantia Grace hit two free throws to put the Bulls up for good, then Wynne scored six in a row during the 12-0 run that put USF ahead 25-14 with 9:05 left in the half.

The Bulls opened the second half with a 17-3 run. They led by as much as 75-38 on Wynne's 3-pointer with 3:57 left.

FLA. TECH 64, ECKERD 62: Lynisha Nelson went the length of the floor and scored the winner with 3.2 seconds left as the host Panthers beat the Tritons (14-10, 7-6 Sunshine State).

TAMPA 60, BARRY 59, OT: Gianna Messina had 17 points and hit a long 3 at the buzzer to force overtime as the visiting Spartans (18-5, 8-4 SSC) rallied from 18 down.

LYNN 70, SAINT LEO 50: Jade Williams had 14 points for the host Fighting Knights, who pulled away from the Lions (10-13, 2-11 SSC) with a 14-2 second-half run.

Top 25

NO. 2 OKLA. 69, KANSAS 54: Courtney Paris had 15 rebounds and nine points, missing a double double for the second time in her career, but Amanda Thompson had 16 points for the visiting Sooners (22-2, 10-0 Big 12).

NO. 7 BAYLOR 72, MISSOURI 43: Danielle Wilson had 26 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks for the host Bears (21-3, 9-2 Big 12), who won their fourth straight.

NO. 10 L'VILLE 67, CINCINNATI 52: Angel McCoughtry scored 25 of her 33 in the second half for the visiting Cardinals (23-3, 10-2 Big East).

NO. 12 TEXAS A&M 79, COLO. 50: Tanisha Smith had 15 points and 10 rebounds as the host Aggies (19-5, 7-4 Big 12) won their sixth straight over the Buffaloes.

NO. 23 SOUTH DAKOTA ST. 93, UMKC 61: Ketty Cornemann and Kristin Rotert scored 16 each, and the host Jackrabbits (24-2, 13-1 Summit League) tied a school record with 16 3-pointers.

VILLANOVA 50, NO. 25 DePAUL 46: Maria Getty scored 12 as the host Wildcats won their seventh straight. The Blue Demons (19-7, 7-5 Big East) had won six of seven.

South Florida Bulls women earn key Big East basketball win with rout of Seton Hall 02/14/09 [Last modified: Saturday, February 14, 2009 11:09pm]
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