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USF women top SMU

DALLAS — Courtney Williams had 14 points and Akila McDonald 11 points and 11 rebounds, and USF finished 2-0 on its Texas trip with a 76-62 victory over SMU on Saturday at renovated Moody Coliseum.

Shalethia Stringfield added 12 points and six assists for the Bulls (7-7, 2-1 AAC), who made 22 of 28 free throws, including an 8 for 8 performance by Stringfield. USF had 26 points off 19 Mustangs turnovers.

Keena Mays led SMU (10-4, 1-2) with 26 points.

A 10-5 run to open the second half put the Bulls ahead 43-32. A Mustangs rally capped by Mays' three-point play cut their deficit to 47-43, but USF answered with a 9-0 run that put the game away.

Akil Simpson had 12 points to become the 21st SMU player to top 1,000 for her career.

ROLLINS 59, TAMPA 58: The Tars won a back-and-forth game at the free-throw line in the final 1:35. Shamika Williams had 16 points for the host Spartans (7-4, 1-1 SSC).

NOVA SE 69, ECKERD 50: Taylor Buie had 18 points for the visiting Sharks, who overcame a 14-point first-half deficit to top the Tritons (6-4, 0-1 SSC) and win their program-record 10th straight game.

FLA. TECH 59, SAINT LEO 40: The host Lions (10-2, 1-1 SSC) lost their second straight game. Teresa Manigrasso had 11 points, and Chelsea Connelly had nine points and 10 rebounds.

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NO. 1 UCONN 90, MEMPHIS 49: Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 21 for the Huskies (15-0, 2-0) in their first visit to one of their new rivals in the American Athletic Conference.

NO. 7 LOUISVILLE 64, UC 45: Shoni Schimmel had 21 points for the host Cardinals (15-1, 3-0 AAC), who won their eighth straight in senior guard Antonita Slaughter's first game since recovering from a blood clot in her lung.

W. VA. 71, NO. 11 OKLA. ST. 67: Bria Holmes scored 21 and the Mountaineers closed with a 15-2 run to end a program-best start by the host Cowgirls (12-1, 1-1 Big 12).

USF women top SMU 01/04/14 [Last modified: Saturday, January 4, 2014 10:23pm]
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