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USF women fall in Big East road opener

CHICAGO — After a promising start to the Big East season, USF fell flat Saturday night, falling 91-75 to DePaul.

Four days after taking No. 2 Notre Dame to overtime before losing 75-71, the Bulls (11-4, 0-2) shot 37.3 percent from the field (28-of-75), 23.8 percent from 3-point range (5-of-21). Andrea Smith had a career-high 35 points for USF but shot 11-of-32.

Smith added 10 rebounds after posting 33 points and 11 rebounds against the Fighting Irish. Twin sister Andrea Smith had 17 points, Inga Orekhova added 13, and Alisia Jenkins had 10 rebounds.

Anna Martin had 35 points for the Blue Demons (12-4, 1-1), who won for the seventh time in eight games overall and their ninth in a row at home. Brittany Hrynko added 22 points and eight assists.

Martin scored 20 in the first half for DePaul, which erased a 15-14 deficit with a 13-0 run and took a 43-26 lead at halftime. The Blue Demons were ahead by double digits for the rest of the game.

DePaul shot 45.8 percent from the field (27-of-59) and made 8 of 22 3-pointers, including four by Hrynko and three by Martin.

USF looks to bounce back 7 p.m. Tuesday when Cincinnati visits the Sun Dome.

TAMPA 57, LYNN 52: Sadie Oyer scored a career-high 18 on 8 of 9 shooting and Shamika Williams has 12 points and 11 rebounds as the host Spartans (11-1, 2-1 Sunshine State) pulled away.

FLA. TECH 62, ECKERD 48: The host Panthers opened with an 18-2 run in the first nine minutes, and the Tritons (5-6, 2-2 SSC) never recovered.

BARRY 81, SAINT LEO 68: The host Bucs used their outside shooting to pull away in the second half from the Lions (7-7, 2-2 SSC).

3-POINT RECORD: Florida Gulf Coast sank 22 3-pointers to break its single-game Division I record in a 97-60 victory over host East Tennessee State. The Eagles attempted 43 3's and made 51.2 percent. "We shot the ball really well," coach Karl Smesko said. "It was nice to see a lot of players get hot in the same game because it really worked to our advantage."

Top 25

NO. 3 UCONN 85, MARQUETTE 51: Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 24 and Stefanie Dolson 20 for the visiting Huskies (14-1, 2-1 Big East), who improved to 8-0 all time against the Golden Eagles.

NO. 15 LOUISVILLE 70, PROVIDENCE 62: Shoni Schimmel and Bria Smith scored 17 each to pace the visiting Cardinals (14-3, 2-1 Big East), who shot 64 percent (16-of-25) in the first half.

NO. 16 OKLAHOMA 65, TEXAS TECH 55: Aaryn Ellenberg scored 26, including the last 13 for the host Sooners (14-2, 4-0 Big 12).

NO. 22 DAYTON 82, BUTLER 39: Amber Deane had 18 points and 11 rebounds for the visiting Flyers (13-1) in their Atlantic 10 opener.

NO. 25 IOWA ST. 68, TCU 52: Chelsea Poppens had 24 points and 15 rebounds for the host Cyclones (12-2, 3-1 Big 12).

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