Tampa 81, Florida Tech 52: Junior guard Jeni Robinson scored a career-high 18 points to lead the Spartans (21-5), who set school records for wins in a season and consecutive victories (nine), in the opening round of the Sunshine State Conference tournament. Tori Lindbeck added 14 points and Crystal Ashley, the SSC player of the year, had 12 points and a game-high 13 rebounds. Kelly Harrell paced the Panthers (1-26) with 13 points. Tampa will face North Florida, a 95-61 winner over Eckerd, in a tournament semifinal Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at the Bob Martinez Sports Center. Florida Southern and Rollins also won quarterfinal games and will meet in a semifinal at 12:30 p.m.
_ DAVID BRACKMAN, TIMES WIRES