USF, 13-1 (2-0), won 84 to 68 over Tulsa as they dominated from the start to improve their record in a huge victory. This was a great win for the Bulls.
The Bulls were up 36 to 23 after the first 20 minutes. The Bulls shot 48% from the floor compared to a 40% mark for the Golden Hurricanes. USF was up 20 to 12 in the rebounding battle and had 8 turnovers, which was not good but they still had the lead thanks to Kitija Laksa going off for 24 points.
In the second half, the Bulls did not look back and just continued to fire away. The Bulls shot 46% for the game while the Golden Hurricanes shot 44% from the floor for the game. The Bulls won the rebounding battle at 42 to 30 as well. USF simply dominated from the start and never looked back in this one.
Laksa had a monster game with 37 points and 5 rebounds. She was an unstoppable force out there. Maria Jespersen had 20 points and 12 rebounds. Ariadna Pujol had 9 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 steals. Laia Flores had 6 points, 9 assists and 3 rebounds to round out the Bulls in this game.
Kendrian Elliott led Tulsa with 14 points and 5 rebounds.
The Bulls will now face the toughest test of the year, a road game at Uconn on Tuesday night (game begins at 7 PM). It’s going to be an incredible game as the Bulls try to take down Goliath on the road.
by Matt Staton
SoFloBulls.com Columnist | @USFMatt
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