Williams, No. 19 South Florida women beat Tulane 71-67
NEW ORLEANS (AP) Courtney Williams scored 16 of her 31 points in the fourth quarter to rally the No. 19 South Florida women past Tulane 71-67 on Wednesday night.
South Florida (11-4, 4-1 American) led 62-56 after Williams scored the first 13 points of a 15-6 run to start the fourth quarter.
Tulane (12-5, 3-2) fought back and forced a late turnover with a half-court trap that led to Leslie Vorpahl's 3-pointer, tying it at 67 with 16 seconds left.
Shalethia Stringfield answered quickly with a coast-to-coast layup for the Bulls, Kitija Laksa stole it from Tulane's Kolby Morgan as she was driving to the basket and Laura Ferreira clinched it on a pair of free throws with two seconds left.
Laksa scored 17 points for the Bulls and Williams grabbed 13 rebounds.
Vorpahl made 6 of 9 from 3-point range for Tulane and finished with 26 points. Morgan added 12 points.