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USF women fall to Villanova Wildcats

LITTLE DEFENSE: UConn’s Bria Hartley drives the lane in the first half of an easy victory over Syracuse.


LITTLE DEFENSE: UConn’s Bria Hartley drives the lane in the first half of an easy victory over Syracuse.

TAMPA — Devon Kane hit three free throws with 0.3 seconds left, lifting Villanova to a 52-49 victory over USF on Saturday.

The Bulls' Andrea Smith missed a jumper with eight seconds left and the score tied at 49. After Taylor Holeman's rebound for Villanova, Kane's 3 from about 25 feet on the right wing missed, but officials called a foul, saying she was hit on the hand by Sasha Bernard.

"It's tough. You have to move on," USF coach Jose Fernandez said.

Andrell Smith had 20 points for the Bulls (12-5, 1-3 Big East) but fouled out with 5:18 left. Andrea Smith shook off an 0-for-12 performance in the first half to score 10, and Inga Orekhova had 10 points.

USF shot 26 percent against Villanova, which went in allowing an average of 48 points per game.

"We went in some big-time lulls offensively, and that just hurts you," Fernandez said.

Laura Sweeney had 16 points and 11 rebounds to help Villanova (15-2, 4-0) win for the sixth straight time.

USF visits Seton Hall at 7 p.m. Tuesday, then returns to the Sun Dome on Jan. 26 to take on Marquette at 6 p.m.

NOVA SE 68, TAMPA 61: The host Spartans (11-3, 2-3 Sunshine State) went scoreless for nearly five minutes early in the second half and lost for the second straight time.

ECKERD 72, BARRY 68: Taylor Bestry had 19 points for the host Tritons (7-6, 4-2 SSC), who held off a late rally.

FLA. TECH 74, SAINT LEO 62: Kayk Wilson had 21 points for the visiting Panthers, who hit their free throws down the stretch to hold off the Lions (8-8, 3-3 SSC).


NO. 1 BAYLOR 76, W. VA. 58: Brittney Griner had 26 points, 15 rebounds and nine blocks for the host Bears (16-1, 6-0 Big 12), who won their record 28th consecutive regular-season conference game.

NO. 3 UCONN 87, SYRACUSE 62: Stefanie Dolson scored a career-high 25 and became the 36th player for the host Huskies (16-1, 4-1 Big East) to reach 1,000 career points.

NO. 16 OKLAHOMA 69, TEXAS 56: Aaryn Ellenberg scored 22 for the host Sooners (15-3, 5-1 Big 12), who never trailed.

TEXAS TECH 70, NO. 23 KANSAS 63: Chynna Brown scored 20 for the host Raiders, who improved to 15-5 against the Jayhawks (11-5, 2-3 Big 12).

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