Wednesday, January 17, 2018
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USF women rout Providence

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Inga Orekhova had 21 points and Alisia Jenkins 16 points and 12 rebounds to lead USF to an 82-54 rout of Providence on Sunday afternoon in a game that had been delayed a day because of a winter storm.

The Bulls (16-6, 5-4 Big East) showed few ill effects from the delay, blowing the game open with a 30-8 second-half run and shooting 61 percent after halftime.

"I told them, 'You're a very good basketball team. The layoff doesn't matter,' " coach Jose Fernandez said.

Courtney Williams scored all of her 15 in the second half, and Akila McDonald had a career-high 11 rebounds to help USF to its fourth win in five games.

Fernandez said the Bulls did a bit of "sleep walking" while taking a 28-23 halftime lead. "The second half was a different story," he said.

Symone Roberts had 13 points for the Friars (7-16, 2-8).

NO. 19 FSU 93, MIAMI 78: Leonor Rodriguez led six players in double figures with 21 points as the visiting Seminoles (19-4, 9-3 ACC) swept the season series. The Hurricanes (16-7, 7-6) had a two-game winning streak snapped.

UF 65, AUBURN 57: Christin Mercer had 12 points and nine rebounds for the Gators (15-9, 4-6 SEC), who beat the Tigers (13-11, 2-9) on the road for the first time since Feb. 29, 2004.

Top 25

NO. 3 UCONN 91, DEPAUL 44: Stefanie Dolson had 23 points to lead the host Huskies (22-1, 9-1 Big East) over the late-arriving Blue Demons, who ran into blizzard-related travel delays and reached the arena 75 minutes before the opening tip.

NO. 4 STANFORD 69, ARIZ. ST. 45: Chiney Ogwumike had 26 points and 14 rebounds for the host Cardinal (22-2, 11-1 Pac-12), which won its eighth straight.

NO. 6 CAL 91, ARIZONA 86: Talia Caldwell had a career-high 20 points and added 12 rebounds for the host Golden Bears (21-2, 11-1 Pac-12), who won their ninth straight game.

NO. 8 PENN ST. 71, MICH. ST. 56: Alex Bentley had 24 points and Maggie Lucas 19 for the Lions (20-3, 10-1 Big Ten), who won their 18th straight home game and built a two-game conference lead.

LSU 62, NO. 9 GEORGIA 54: Theresa Plaisance had 13 points, nine rebounds and three blocks for the host Tigers, who snapped a two-game skid with an upset of the Bulldogs (20-4, 8-3 SEC).

NO. 10 KENTUCKY 75, VANDY 53: A'dia Mathies scored a season-high 28 to lead the Wildcats (21-3, 9-2 SEC) to their second straight road victory.

NO. 12 TENN. 97, OLE MISS 68: Meighan Simmons had 24 points to lead five players in double figures for the host Vols (19-5, 10-1 SEC), who beat the Rebels for the 24th straight time.

MICHIGAN 67, NO. 13 PURDUE 56: Kate Thompson had 22 points and hit six 3-pointers to give her a school-record 91 this season as the Wolverines handed the Boilermakers (18-5, 7-3 Big Ten) their first home defeat.

NO. 14 TEXAS A&M 50, NO. 15 S.C. 48: Kelsey Bone had 15 points, including the winning basket with 8.7 seconds left, in her return to South Carolina with the Aggies (19-5, 9-1 SEC). Bone transferred from the Gamecocks (20-4, 8-3) after her freshman season.

NO. 16 UNC 60, GA. TECH 58: Tierra Ruffin-Pratt had 14 points and hit two crucial late baskets after the visiting Tar Heels (22-3, 10-2 ACC) had blown a nine-point second-half lead.

NO. 17 UCLA 80, WASH. ST. 65: Jasmine Dixon, Alyssia Brewer and Mariah Williams scored 14 each for the visiting Bruins (19-4, 10-2 Pac-12), who shot 85 percent (17-of-20) in the second half of their sixth straight win.

NO. 18 DAYTON 68, FORDHAM 57: Amber Deane had 14 points for the visiting Flyers (21-1, 9-0 Atlantic 10), who are off to the best start in school history.

NO. 20 DELAWARE 71, JMU 64: Elena Delle Donne had 20 points to become the Colonial Athletic Association's all-time leader with 2,677, and the visiting Blue Hens (20-3, 11-0) won their 15th straight game.

NO. 21 COLORADO 84, OREGON 59: Chucky Jeffery had 15 points and 15 rebounds to lead the host Buffaloes (18-5, 7-5 Pac-12), who have one more conference win than all last season.

NO. 23 OKLAHOMA 80, NO. 22 OKLA. ST. 61: Nicole Griffin had 21 points for the host Sooners (18-5, 8-3 Big 12), who shot 53 percent in the second half to turn the Bedlam rivalry game against the Cowgirls (16-6, 5-6) into a runaway.

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