The Bulls couldn’t hold on late as 9/10 Kentucky rallied to beat USF 61 to 57. USF finishes the Paradise Jam tournament with a 5-2 record after they put on an impressive display over the past three days.
USF shot just 29% in the 2nd half and was out-rebounded 44 to 38 in this game, taking away any second chance opportunities the Bulls could get in the game, especially down the stretch. The Bulls battled, but came up just short in this game.
Courtney Williams led the way for USF with 23 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals. Shalethia Stringfield had 7 points and 3 rebounds, getting the start again. Alisia Jenkins had 6 points and 5 rebounds as she dealt with foul trouble throughout the game. Tamara Taylor had 8 points and 2 rebounds. Shavontae Naylor had 6 points and 6 rebounds. Laura Ferreira had 7 points and 5 rebounds in the game as well.
It was a strong showing for the Bulls in this tournament. Now they get to return home to face Stetson on Wednesday at 7 PM.