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Bulls win in Wynne's return

Published: Sunday, February 19, 2012

Updated: Sunday, February 19, 2012 23:02

Jasmine Wynne marked her return to the women's basketball lineup with a win Saturday night, as the Bulls beat Pittsburgh 62-50 in the Campus Recreation Center.

Wynne had missed three games with a concussion but shined in her return to the floor, scoring a game-high 14 points as USF (15-13, 7-7) climbed to .500 in Big East play.

"It was great to come back," Wynne said. "My teammates, coaches and trainers all encouraged me. It was tough watching, but I knew that they could do it and they showed that they can play."

Andrell Smith, who led the Bulls in Wynne's absence, continued her strong play against the Panthers, scoring 10 points and grabbing eight rebounds.

Tahira Johnson and Inga Orekhova also reached double-figure scoring with 12 and 11 points, respectively.

Riding a three-game win streak, USF now travels for a Saturday matchup at No. 2 Notre Dame.

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