NEW ORLEANS — Dulcy Fankam Mendjiadeu scored a career-high-tying 23 points, Bethy Mununga had another double double and No. 24 USF continued its mastery of Tulane with a 75-62 win Wednesday night.
Mununga scored 26 and had 12 rebounds, her third straight double double and fourth in the past five games, giving her 26 in her career.
USF (12-4, 2-0 AAC) has won 19 straight against Tulane, which hasn’t won in the series since Dec. 17, 2009.
The Bulls appeared poised to pull away when Elena Tsineke’s basket gave them a 58-48 lead with 6:57 left. But the Green Wave (8-5, 0-2) responded with an 8-2 run and were within 60-56 with 4:54 left. USF countered with an 11-4 spurt.
Tsineke finished with 12 points, and the Bulls made 22 of 25 free throws (88 percent).
USF dominated in the paint, outscoring Tulane 40-20. The post tandem of Mununga and Fankam Mendjiadeu combined to shoot 73.9 percent (17-for-23) from the field and 93.7 percent (15-for-16) from the free-throw line.
The victory was No. 699 in USF women’s basketball history.
Up next for the Bulls is another road game, this time at rival UCF at 3 p.m. Sunday.
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