No. 22 South Florida women beat Tulane 66-56 for 20th win (Feb 12, 2017)

February 12, 2017

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Kitija Laksa scored 21 points, Maria Jespersen had 14 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 22 South Florida beat Tulane 66-56 on Sunday for its 10th series win in the last 11 games.

South Florida (20-4, 9-2 American) reached 20 wins for the fifth consecutive season - and tied a program record for the fastest team to reach 20.

Kolby Morgan hit jumper from the top of the key to pull to Tulane to 60-53 with 3:04 left but the Green Wave turned it over on their next possession. Neither team scored for the next two minutes until Laksa nailed a contested baseline jumper for a nine-point lead.

Ariadna Pujol added 11 points, six rebounds and four assists, and Laia Flores scored 10 with six assists for South Florida. Tamara Henshaw, a freshman, blocked four shots, including the Green Wave's last-second drive to end the first half, and scored eight points with 10 rebounds.

Laksa scored 15 points in the first half to help USF to a 31-25 lead.

Morgan had three 3-pointers, 21 points, 10 rebounds and five assists for Tulane (15-10, 6-6). Leslie Vorpahl added five 3s, 19 points and five assists.


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