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South Florida Bulls women's basketball team suffers key home loss to Georgetown

TAMPA — Playing a team it could be battling for an NCAA Tournament berth in March, USF struggled on both ends of the court Saturday night, falling to Georgetown 86-68 at the Sun Dome.

"This was an important game," coach Jose Fernandez said. "We got a lot of looks, but we shot very poorly. … We didn't defend. … But if you put your head down in this league, you'll lose the next two or three games."

The Bulls (15-6, 2-5 Big East) took 37 3-pointers, making seven, while allowing Georgetown (13-6, 3-3) to shoot 58.9 percent from the field. The Hoyas got 26 points from forward Jaleesa Butler on 13-of-18 shooting as Georgetown outscored the Bulls 50-18 in the paint.

Guard Janae Stokes led the Bulls with 14 points but committed a team-high six turnovers. Guards Shantia Grace and Jazmine Sepulveda each had 13 for USF but went a combined 3-for-21 on 3-pointers.

The Bulls next travel to face Rutgers on Saturday.

TAMPA 63, FLA. TECH 53: Kym Taylor matched her career high with 22 points to lead the visiting Spartans (13-4, 4-3 Sunshine State).

ECKERD 69, FLAGLER 61: Olivia Nagle scored 21 and Javiera Novion 17 for the visiting Tritons (11-7).

NOVA SE 58, SAINT LEO 44: Stephanie Sarosi had 23 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks to lead the visiting Sharks over the Lions (7-10, 0-8 SSC).

Top 25

NO. 1 UCONN 65, CINCINNATI 34: Maya Moore scored 18 for the visiting Huskies (19-0, 5-0 Big East), who allowed only seven points in the first half.

NO. 5 BAYLOR 76, TEXAS TECH 64: Danielle Wilson had 17 points and 17 rebounds to lead the visiting Bears (17-1, 5-0 Big 12) to their 11th straight win.

NO. 8 CAL 65, OREGON 50: Ashley Walker scored 23 for the Golden Bears (16-2, 7-0 Pac-10), who led 31-10 at halftime, the fewest first-half points at home in Ducks history.

NO. 9 TEXAS A&M 60, NO. 24 OKLA. ST. 50: Danielle Gant scored 22, and the Aggies (15-3, 3-2 Big 12) made 9 of 10 free throws in the final 1:23 to beat the Cowgirls (12-5, 1-3) for the fifth straight time in Stillwater.

VILLANOVA 55, NO. 13 NOTRE DAME 48: Laura Kurz scored 16, including a key layup and two free throws in the final 2:29, and the host Wildcats beat the Fighting Irish (15-3, 4-2 Big East) for the first time since Feb. 7, 2006.

NO. 18 KANSAS ST. 59, KANSAS 50: Marlies Gipson had 23 points as the Wildcats (17-1, 3-1 Big 12) tied the school record with their ninth road win.

DEPAUL 60, NO. 21 RUTGERS 58: Keisha Hampton scored 18 and hit 7 of 8 free throws to lift the host Blue Demons past the Scarlet Knights (11-6, 3-3 Big East).

NO. 25 PITT 77, SYRACUSE 75: Xenia Stewart hit a pullup jumper from the right wing at the buzzer to lift the visiting Panthers (14-4, 4-2 Big East).

Information from Times wires was used in this report.

South Florida Bulls women's basketball team suffers key home loss to Georgetown 01/24/09 [Last modified: Sunday, January 25, 2009 12:29am]
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