Williams leads Bulls on road with 35 points at Temple
Even with the career-high 35 points USF guard Courtney Williams scored against Temple in Philadelphia on Saturday, it was her effort during the final 20 seconds of the game that sealed the Bulls’ victory against the Owls.
After the sophomore made two free throws with 21 seconds on the clock, pushing the Bulls to 71-69, Williams tallied her second block of the game giving possession back to the Bulls.
With the Owls forcing to foul senior Akila McDonald, the center made one of her two free throws before Temple tossed up a desperation 3-pointer. As the buzzer sounded, USF won 72-69.
Williams’ block was one of 11 made by the Bulls on Saturday. All but one came during the second half.
In a game that featured efficient offensive drives by both teams, neither was able to hold a comfortable lead.
With eight lead changes throughout, Temple’s seven-point lead in the first half with 1:35 left was the largest lead of the game.
The teams shot on point with one another: USF went 47.4 percent from the field and the Owls went 56.5 percent. But with five different players finding themselves in foul trouble toward the end of the first half with two infractions each, the Owls were able to capitalize earning
13 points on 14 attempts from the free-throw line.
It was the defensive effort by the Bulls (15-11, 10-5) that kept the Owls (12-14, 6-9) from finding similar shot success in the second half. The Owls shot under 30 percent from the field, but found the free-throw line another six times, making all
Though Williams may have stolen the show as the only Bulls player to score into double figures, senior guard Inga Orekhova earned her 900th career point during the game on a layup after Temple guard Erica Covile turned the ball over with a foul. Orekhova finished the game with seven points and two rebounds.
USF’s third consecutive win on the road helps the Bulls in their goal to repeat an NCAA
As the fourth place team in the American Athletic Conference, USF has three games left in the regular season. The Bulls have already beaten two of its upcoming opponents this season, Memphis and SMU, both at home. The season ends on the road against Rutgers.
Tip off with Memphis is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Sun Dome.
Get Top Stories Delivered Weekly
More usforacle News Articles
Recent usforacle News Articles
Discuss This Article
MOST POPULAR USFORACLE
GET TOP STORIES DELIVERED WEEKLY
FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER
LATEST USFORACLE NEWS
- Author Yaa Gyasi shares her method of writing
- St. Pete Police looking for men alleged to have punched USF student
- USF hosts third annual Sports and Entertainment Analytics Conference
- USF baseball’s streak falls one short of record
- ‘Challenge of the perception’
- Local pub crawl mixes business and pleasure
- City needs to rethink answer to helping homeless
FROM AROUND THE WEB
- Veteran Raises Capital Via Alternative Financing
- Stop Pests This Spring With These Safe, Simple Steps
- Have a Blast This Spring Break With These Must-Have...
- Seniors Find That Doing Good Is Good For You
- University Students Take Top Honors at CME Group's Annual...
- Telecom and Cloud Service Options Expand in Africa
- Depression Sufferers Find Hope With New Sound Technology
- Going With Your Gut -- Virtual Colonoscopy Simplifies...
- Entrepreneurs Provide TIPS! Monthly Yield Now Makes Sense
- Amid Opioid Abuse Crisis, Back Pain Sufferers Look to...
COLLEGE PRESS RELEASES
- Applications Available for Phi Kappa Phi Student Leadership Summit
- GREEN AMERICA: ONE MILLION TREES COULD BE SAVED EACH YEAR IF UNIVERSITIES SWITCHED TO ONLY RECYCLED PAPER FOR ALUMNI MAGAZINES
- Deadline Approaching for the Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship Program
- Entries Are Open for 9th Annual SVG/NACDA College Sports Media Awards
- Investor Bitcoin Investment Plans Guarantee Zero Losses