Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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Bulls romp to reach WNIT's third round

TAMPA — Jasmine Wynne had 15 points and Andrell Smith scored 15 off the bench to lead USF past Florida International 77-61 Saturday night in the second round of the WNIT at the USF Recreation Center.

Inga Orekhova added 10 points for the Bulls, who advanced to the third round of the WNIT for the sixth time under coach Jose Fernandez.

"Our guys came out of the gate ready to play," Fernandez said.

USF (19-15) led almost the entire game and took its largest lead at 53-31 on Akila McDonald's free throw with 13:07 left in the game. The Panthers (23-11) cut the deficit to 66-56 with 4:45 left but never got closer.

McDonald finished with eight points and had a career-high 12 rebounds.

"She's a young lady that has continued to develop and grow," Fernandez said. "She gave us a really nice lift."

Everyone who saw playing time scored for USF, which got 30 points from its bench. The Bulls held FIU to 25.9 percent shooting in the first half and 31.6 percent (18-of-57) for the game. USF also had 24 second-chance points to 10 for the Panthers and forced 20 turnovers.

The Bulls, with back-to-back double-digit wins, face the winner of today's game between Wake Forest and James Madison at a date and site to be determined.

Men's NIT

UMASS 77, SETON HALL 67: The way point guard Chaz Williams and his teammates are playing, the Minutemen could very well be taking a trip to New York for the NIT semifinals soon.

Williams scored 20 and hit a big 3-pointer with 2:26 left to lead visiting Massachusetts in the second round. The Minutemen (24-11) have won five of their past six, their only loss by four points to eventual Atlantic 10 champion St. Bonaventure in the league tournament semifinal.

"It's a testament to the guys on my team," coach Derek Kellogg said. "They are playing some of the best basketball we have played all year, and they want to play to July. I keep saying it. They would love to play all the way to July if they could. Maybe even August because the weather is nice."

Massachusetts, which has won consecutive road games in the NIT, advances to a quarterfinal game Tuesday against the winner of today's second-round game between Drexel and Northern Iowa.

DIVISION III: Chris Davis scored 10 of his 12 in the second half and Wisconsin-Whitewater (29-4) rallied from an 18-point second-half deficit to win the NCAA Division III championship, beating Cabrini 63-60 in Salem, Va.

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