Scores

Final

Temple 44

(14-16, 8-10 AAC)

South Florida 72

(19-11, 13-5 AAC)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    8:15 PM ET, March 8, 2014

    Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut

    1 2 T
    TEM 19 2544
    USF 36 3672

    Top Performers

    Temple: F. Fitzgerald 20 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast

    South Florida: I. Orekhova 22 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk

    USF women advance with 72-44 win over Temple

    Associated Press

    UNCASVILLE, Conn. -- Inga Orekhova scored 22 points to help third-seeded South Florida beat six-seed Temple 72-44 on Saturday night in the quarterfinals of the American Athletic Conference tournament.

    Courtney Williams added 12 points for the Bulls (19-11), who will face No. 3 Louisville in the semifinals on Sunday.

    Both teams got off to sluggish starts and USF only led 21-17 with 4:36 left in the first half before closing the opening 20 minutes with a 15-2 run. Orekhova had nine points during the burst and helped South Florida lead 36-19 at the half.

    Temple (14-16) couldn't mount any real charge in the second half to close the gap.

    Feyonda Fitzgerald scored 20 points to lead the Owls. She was just 5 for 20 from the field.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    TEM
    USF
    Points 44 72
    FG Made-Attempted 14-58 (.241) 25-60 (.417)
    3P Made-Attempted 0-14 (.000) 5-12 (.417)
    FT Made-Attempted 16-23 (.696) 17-21 (.810)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 18 (0/0)

    Game Leaders

     
    TEM
    USF
    PointsF. Fitzgerald 20I. Orekhova 22
    ReboundsT. Robinson 7C. Williams 9
    AssistsF. Fitzgerald 1C. Williams 4
    StealsM. Merritt 1S. Naylor 1
    BlocksM. Merritt 1A. Jenkins 2

    2013-14 Season

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