Canada leads UCLA into Sweet 16

Updated Mar. 4, 2020 8:50 p.m. ET

LOS ANGELES (AP) Jordin Canada scored 19 points, making six free throws in the final 25 seconds, and the third-seeded UCLA Bruins held on to beat No. 6 seed South Florida 72-67 in an NCAA Tournament second-round game Monday night.

Nirra Fields added 14 points and Kari Korver added 12 as the Bruins (26-8), who had led by 17 points in the second quarter, needed to make 7 of 8 free throws down the stretch to advance to the Sweet 16, where they will meet Texas.

It's the first time that the Bruins advanced to the regional semifinals since 1999, when they lost 88-62 to Louisiana Tech in the Elite Eight.

Courtney Williams scored 23 of her 29 points in the second half and Alisia Jenkins added 23 for South Florida (24-10), which lost in the second round for the third time in four years.