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Kaba, defense lift UCF women to 58-forty five win over No. 15 USF

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Kaba, defense lift UCF women to 58-forty five win over No. 15 USF

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Masseny Kaba scored 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds and Central Florida stymied No. 15 South Florida 58-45 on Thursday to shut the standard season.

The Knights positioned on a defensive level to, holding the Bulls to a season low in scoring as well as taking pictures at 25.5% (14 of 55). UCF did a immense job of shielding the rim as USF went 7 of 22 from 3-level vary and 7 of 33 contained within the arc and became outscored 34-8 on points within the paint.

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The teams split the season-ending series and are the top two seeds — USF first — heading into the American Athletic Conference tournament on Monday.

Brittney Smith scored 13 points, Diamond Battles 11 with seven assists and Alisha Lewis scored 10 for the Knights (14-3, 12-2).

Elena Tsineke scored 15 points for USF (16-2, 13-2), which won 65-52 at residence on Tuesday. Bethy Mununga added 11 points and 14 rebounds.

The Bulls are the fifth crew to be held to a season-low in points against UCF. In 17 games, the Knights beget held their opponent to now not up to 50 points.

UCF scored the final 14 points of the first quarter to win an 18-8 lead and led 32-23 at halftime. Kaba scored 12 points for the Knights, who shot 52%.

Sydni Harvey scored all eight Bulls points within the first quarter didn’t ranking yet as soon as more. Mununga and Tsineke blended for all 15 points within the second quarter.

The frosty taking pictures Bulls got within six as soon as early within the second half of and no closer than nine within the fourth.

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Kaba, defense lift UCF women to 58-45 win over No. 15 USF