FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Elisa Pinzan made six free throws in the final 23 seconds and 20th-ranked South Florida went 8 for 8 from the line in the remaining minute to hold off fourth-seeded Tulane in the semifinals of the American Athletic Association match on Wednesday.
Maria Alvarez had three of her four 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, the remaining with 1: 50 to play that build the Bulls on top 43-41.
Tulane made 1 of two free throws with 1: 27 to head, the detestable sidelining USF’s Bethy Mununga, who had eighth points and 18 rebounds.
Nonetheless Sydni Harvey was as soon as fouled and her two free throws at 53.4 pushed the USF end result in a couple of. Following a Inexperienced Wave walk away out, Pinzan took over to maintain the lead at two possessions.
Pinzan, Alvarez and Harvey all had 12 points for South Florida (17-3), which faces the winner of Houston-UCF in the championship game on Thursday. The Bulls’ epic suits the 2016-17 crew for the most easy 20-game designate in college historical previous.
AAC freshman of the 300 and sixty five days JerKaila Jordan scored 22 points, her ninth 20-plus game, to manual the Inexperienced Wave (17-8), which has misplaced 18 straight to the Bulls. Krystal Freeman added 13 points and 11 rebounds.
USF shot 21.9% (7 of 32) with 12 turnovers to trailed 23-17 on the half and was as soon as down 10 points except a Harvey 3 and a Mununga jumper minimize the deficit to 33-28 after three quarters.
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No. 20 South Florida women hold off Tulane in AAC semis