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USF women roll to fourth straight win

Published Nov. 21, 2013

TAMPA — Courtney Williams came off the bench to score a career-high 23 in 16 minutes for USF, which never trailed in a 93-35 romp over North Carolina Central on Wednesday night at the Sun Dome.

Tamara Taylor added 11 points for the Bulls (4-1), who won their fourth straight since an opening loss to then-No. 8 Maryland. A total of 16 players saw game action for USF, and 12 scored.

"I thought we played very unselfishly (Wednesday night), and we shared the ball well," coach Jose Fernandez said.

USF used its height advantage to block 15 shots, including a career-high six in 16 minutes by center Akila McDonald. Alisia Jenkins had 11 of USF's 50 rebounds. The Bulls scored 35 off 29 turnovers while holding North Carolina Central (1-2) to 16-of-60 shooting.

ECKERD 83, PB ATLANTIC 49: Rana Thomas had 18 points for the visiting Tritons (3-0), who won their ninth straight over the Sailfish.

NO. 1 UCONN 114, OREGON 68: Stefanie Dolson achieved the second triple double in Huskies history with a career-high 26 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists, and Connecticut (5-0) never trailed.

NO. 10 OKLA. 99, TEXAS-ARLINGTON 46: Aaryn Ellenberg had 24 points, and freshman Derica Wyatt added 23 and hit seven 3-pointers for the host Sooners (4-1). Ellenberg's first of four 3-pointers was the 300th of her career.

NO. 14 PENN ST. 92, BUCKNELL 49: Maggie Lucas scored 17 to lead five players in double figures for the host Lions (3-1), who bounced back from a 19-point home loss to Connecticut.

NO. 15 LSU 73, HAMPTON 54: Shanece McKinney and Jasmine Rhodes had 14 points each and Theresa Plaisance had 12 points and 12 rebounds as the host Tigers (3-1) bounced back from their 11-point loss to Louisville.

NO. 19 S.C. 68, CLEMSON 43: Aleighsa Welch had 17 points and 10 rebounds, and four players scored in double figures for the visiting Gamecocks (5-0).

NO. 21 MICH. ST. 80, DETROIT 41: Branndais Agee had 17 points and 11 rebounds for the host Spartans (3-1), who beat the Titans for the 14th straight time.

NO. 24 GONZAGA 78, E. WASH. 58: Haiden Palmer had 25 points and made 10 of 15 shots for the host Bulldogs (3-1), whose reserves outscored the Eagles' 42-17.


NO. 8 OHIO ST. 63, AMERICAN 52: Amir Williams had a career-high 16 points and Shannon Scott added 13 for the host Buckeyes (4-0), who overcame 36 percent shooting from the field.

NO. 14 WICHITA ST. 77, TULSA 54: Fred VanVleet and Ron Baker had 21 points each for the visiting Shockers (5-0), who finished with a 26-6 run to shake free of the pesky Golden Hurricane.

NO. 20 BAYLOR, CHARLESTON SOUTHERN: Cory Jefferson had 16 points and 11 rebounds, and Isaiah Austin also scored 16 as the host Bears (4-0) survived a four-minute second-half scoring drought.

NO. 21 IOWA ST. 90, BYU 88: Melvin Ejim and DeAndre Kane had 21 points each for the visiting Cyclones (4-0), who held on when Daniel Edozie blocked Tyler Haws' potential winning shot with five seconds left.

HAIRSTON CASE: Haydn Patrick "Fats" Thomas, a felon and party promoter linked to rental cars driven by North Carolina junior guard P.J. Hairston, received 36 months of supervised probation as part of a plea deal in Durham, N.C.

TACOS RETURN: Free tacos are back on the menu for Michigan State fans. Taco Bell had ended a promotion to give a free taco to fans with a ticket stub from a game in which the Spartans scored at least 70. Fans had been lining up at Taco Bell locations after games anyway, and the chain relented, announcing it was retaining the giveaway at 10 area restaurants this season.