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USF women dominate in Mexico

CANCUN, Mexico — Freshmen Alisia Jenkins, Shavontae Naylor and Courtney Williams combined for 32 points off the bench as USF (9-1) defeated Nevada 71-46 Friday at the Caribbean Classic.

Senior Andrea Smith scored a game-high 19 for USF, which outrebounded Nevada 52-34.

"It's great to be able to go to your bench and have that capability of guys stepping in and giving you (production)," Bulls coach Jose Fernandez told

Terilyn Moe led Nevada (5-5) with 15 points.

UF 81, CENTRAL MICH. 75: Guard Kayla Lewis had game highs with 18 points and 10 rebounds to lead the host Gators (10-3). Another guard, Jaterra Bonds, scored 15 for Florida, which shot 55.4 percent from the field (31-for-56).

NO. 5 N. DAME 83, NO. 22 TEXAS A&M 74: Skylar Diggins scored 24 and Natalie Achonwa had 22 points and 14 rebounds for the Fighting Irish in the final of the World Vision Classic in Las Vegas. Muffet McGraw earned her 600th win as Notre Dame coach. Kelsey Bone led the Aggies (8-4) with 28 points and 10 rebounds.

NO. 7 KENTUCKY 66, UC SANTA BARBARA 38: A'dia Mathies scored 19 for the visiting Wildcats (10-1), who extended their winning streak to nine.

NO. 13 PURDUE 78, IUPUI 53: Courtney Moses scored 18 and Drey Mingo had 13 points and eight rebounds for the host Boilermakers (11-1).

NO. 14 L'VILLE 106, WAGNER 32: Megan Deines scored 19 and eight of nine players scored in double figures for the host Cardinals (11-2), who recorded their second-largest margin of victory. Louisville beat Coastal Carolina 109-29 on Dec. 18, 1996.

NO. 21 SOUTH CAROLINA 65, S.C. STATE 45: Tiffany Mitchell had 21 points and 11 rebounds for the host Gamecocks (11-1).


NO. 6 INDIANA 88, FAU 52: Cody Zeller had 24 points and six rebounds as the Hoosiers (11-1) cruised to their 29th consecutive nonconference win at home. Florida Atlantic (5-7) was led by Greg Gantt's 25 points; he needs four to break Earnest Crumbley's school record (1,559).

NO. 22 N. DAME 89, NIAGARA 67: Jack Cooley had 20 points and 10 rebounds in the first half on his way to 24 and 15, both season highs, for the host Fighting Irish. Notre Dame (12-1) shot a season-high 62 percent in its 10th consecutive victory.

YOUNGSTOWN STATE 67, B-CU 51: Damian Eargle (13 points and 11 rebounds) and Blake Allen (12 and 10) had double doubles for the visiting Penguins. Adrien Coleman scored 17 and Alex Smith had 13 points and 10 rebounds to pace Bethune-Cookman (5-9).

TEXAS: The NCAA suspended Myck Kabongo for 23 games for accepting impermissible benefits and providing false statements during an investigation. Kabongo also must repay $475 to a charity of his choice. The NCAA will count all 11 games that Kabongo has missed toward the suspension.

RECRUIT HARASSED: Jabari Parker, the nation's No. 2 senior, said his commitment to Duke has some harassing him on Twitter. "I think I'm getting more tweets," Parker told ESPN 1000 radio in Chicago. "Fans are just now giving me a hard time. They sometimes just forget I'm a kid. Real hateful stuff."

USF women dominate in Mexico 12/21/12 [Last modified: Saturday, December 22, 2012 12:01am]
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