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USF Bulls equal best women's basketball start, rout Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE — USF matched the best start in program history and set a season high in points, routing Jacksonville 92-52 Saturday to improve to 8-0.

Five players scored in double digits for the Bulls, led by Andrell Smith with 15 points. She also led USF in assists with six. Inga Orekhova scored 14 for the Bulls, who held the Dolphins (3-5) to 30.4 percent shooting (21-for-69) and scored 30 points off turnovers.

Guard Queen Alford scored 21 for Jacksonville.

NO. 23 MIAMI 67, DAVIDSON 35: Morgan Stroman had 17 points and 13 rebounds for the host Hurricanes (7-1), who blocked 10 shots. Miami opened with a 10-0 run over the first five minutes and led 27-18 at halftime. The Wildcats shot just 25.4 percent (16-for-63) from the field.

NO. 25 NEBRASKA 78, NO. 24 FSU 77: Jordan Hooper had a career-best 36 points and 12 rebounds as the host Cornhuskers handed the Seminoles their first defeat. Florida State (7-1) trailed 78-77 and had the ball with 22 seconds left after two free throws by point guard Lindsey Moore for Nebraska (7-3). FSU missed two shots, and Natasha Howard was fouled on a third with 1.3 seconds left, but she missed both free throws. Leonor Rodriguez scored 24, including 4-of-4 on 3-pointers, for FSU.

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NO. 5 NOTRE DAME 109, UTAH ST. 70: Natalie Achonwa had 23 points and 12 rebounds, and the host Irish (6-1) had three players with double doubles for the first time in seven years.

NO. 8 LOUISVILLE 96, VALPARAISO 40: Antonita Slaughter and Sara Hammond scored 13 to lead five players in double figures for the host Cardinals. Louisville (9-1) bounced back from a 48-47 loss to Kentucky on Dec. 2.

NO. 9 Maryland 90, GEORGE MASON 40: Alyssa Thomas recorded 11 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists for the host Terps' first triple double since Marissa Coleman in 2006. Maryland (6-2) led 18-0 7:28 in.

NO. 17 UCLA 62, NO. 12 TEXAS 42: Alyssia Brewer had 12 points and 11 rebounds, and the Bruins (5-1) held Texas to 24 percent shooting (15-of-63) at the MD Anderson Proton Therapy Showcase in Houston. Nneka Enemkpali had 16 points and 12 rebounds for the Longhorns (5-1). The game was at Reliant Stadium, home to the NFL's Texans, as part of a Texas-UCLA men's and women's doubleheader.

NO. 19 DAYTON 60, MICH. ST. 53: Cassie Sant had 19 points, five rebounds and four assists as the host Flyers (10-0) snapped the Spartans' nine-game winning streak.

USF Bulls equal best women's basketball start, rout Jacksonville 12/08/12 [Last modified: Saturday, December 8, 2012 10:06pm]
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