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USF women down Marquette

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TAMPA — So much of USF's success has been sparked by senior twins Andrea and Andrell Smith, but the Bulls showed Saturday night in the Sun Dome that they can win without the usual production from their top two scorers.

The Bulls (14-5, 3-3 Big East) played stifling defense in a 58-48 win over Marquette. They held the Golden Eagles to 23 percent shooting until the final four minutes and 2 for 13 3-point shooting, and forced 23 turnovers. Guard Inga Orekhova led USF with 15 points.

Andrea Smith finished with seven points and Andrell 11.

"We've been working our press defense for a while in practice. That's what gets us going," Orekhova said. "Andrea and Andrell are our main scorers, and we depend on them, but we all have nights off where we don't score, and we have other people that have to step up."

BARRY 64, TAMPA 60, OT: The host Buccaneers erased an 11-point deficit against the Spartans (12-4, 3-4 Sunshine State).

ECKERD 62, P.B. ATLANTIC 51: Krystal Charles had 18 points and 11 rebounds to lead the visiting Tritons (8-7).

SAINT LEO 52, ROLLINS 48: The host Lions (10-8, 5-3 SSC) beat the Tars for the first time since the 1997-98 season.

Top 25

NO. 1 BAYLOR 82, NO. 20 OKLA. 65: Brittney Griner set the NCAA career record for blocks with 665 and had 15 points for the Bears (18-1, 8-0 Big 12), who won their 50th straight home game.

NO. 2 NOTRE DAME 89, PROVIDENCE 44: Skylar Diggins had 21 points, and the host Irish (18-1, 7-0 Big East) won their 13th straight game.

NO. 3 UCONN 67, CINCINNATI 31: Stefanie Dolson had 15 points, and the visiting Huskies (18-1, 5-1 Big East) allowed nine points in the first half.

NO. 12 OKLA. ST. 65, KANSAS 52: Toni Young had 15 points and 15 rebounds, and Lindsey Keller scored 14 for the visiting Cowgirls (15-3, 4-3 Big 12).

NO. 24 IOWA ST. 53, W. VA. 49: Hallie Christofferson had 23 points and seven rebounds as the visiting Cyclones (14-4, 5-3 Big 12) snapped a two-game losing streak.

Information from Times wires was used in this report.

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