No. 14 Georgetown 54, South Florida 50

No. 14 Georgetown 54, South Florida 50

Published Feb. 17, 2010 10:11 p.m. ET

Sugar Rodgers scored 11 of her 16 points in the second half and Georgetown forced 23 turnovers to beat South Florida 54-50 on Wednesday night.

Jaleesa Butler scored 10 points for the Hoyas (21-4, 10-2 Big East), who overcame a nine-point first half deficit and then let a 10-point second half lead slip away before going ahead for good at 49-48 with 4:04 remaining on a 3-pointer by Shanice Fuller.

Jessica Lawson scored the final nine points for the Bulls and her basket with 34 seconds remaining cut the lead to 52-50, but Monica McNutt sank two free throws for the Hoyas with 16.5 seconds left to close out the scoring.

Allyson Speed hit six from beyond the arc and scored a career-high 20 points for the Bulls (14-11, 5-9), while Lawson finished with 19 points and 11 rebounds.