February 03, 2016

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Courtney Williams had 28 points and 15 rebounds on Wednesday night and reached 2,000 career points to help No. 19 South Florida beat Cincinnati 82-49.

Williams entered the game 28 points short of the milestone and got it on her last basket, a 3-pointer that made it 72-40 with 4:55 left.

The Bulls (16-5, 9-2 American) never trailed and led by 11 in the first quarter. The Bearcats (7-14, 3-7) cut within four early in the third, but South Florida closed the quarter with a 26-9 run to lead 57-36 and extended to 80-41 in the fourth.

Shalethia Stringfield added 15 points for the Bulls. Kitija Laksa and Ariadna Pujol added 11 points each.

Ana Owens led the Bearcats with 15 points but struggled with 5-of-20 shooting and Cincinnati shot 19 of 74 (25.7 percent).

South Florida honored the Moffitt Cancer Center's strides in finding a cure for brain cancer.

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