Jenkins, No. 19 South Florida women beat Memphis 97-82
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Courtney Williams scored 23 points, Alisia Jenkins had 20 points and 17 rebounds and No. 19 South Florida beat Memphis 97-82 on Sunday.
Memphis was within 74-70 with 7:27 remaining but USF went on a 13-0 run, capped by six straight points by Jenkins, to build its largest lead at 87-70 with 4:05 left.
The Tigers went more than four minutes without a field goal during the stretch.
Laura Ferreira added 19 points, Shalethia Stringfield had 14 and Kitija Laksa 13 for South Florida (19-7, 12-3 American).
The Bulls hit a 3-pointer on three straight possessions — by Williams, Stringfield and Ferreira — late in the second quarter to build an 11-point lead. They were up 43-34 at the break.
Mooriah Rowser and Ariel Hearn each scored 24 points for Memphis (16-11, 10-6). Asianna Fuqua-Bey had 10 rebounds and three blocks.