The Bulls, 7-2 on the year, beat Oklahoma State (8-1) today by a score of 68 to 46. The Bulls were snowed out in their last game at Colorado and did not lose a step after the extra time off, coming out strong and dominating on defense against a strong OSU team.
The Bulls shot 45% for the game and held OSU to a 29% mark and just 1 for 12 from 3-point range. USF lost the rebounding battle by one at 39 to 40 but had just 13 turnovers compared to 19 for the Cowboys. USF also had 19 assists compared to 10 for State, showing the efficiency of the USF offense and how strong the Bulls’ defense was in shutting down their passing lanes.
Laia Flores had 3 points, 4 rebounds, and 5 assists (no turnovers). Katelyn Weber had one of her best games with 8 points and 4 rebounds. Laura Ferreira had 14 points (2 for 7 from 3-point range) and added 3 steals. Courtney Williams had 16 points, 7 rebounds, and 2 steals as she continues to lead the way on offense. Alisia Jenkins had 8 points, 14 rebounds, and added 5 assists. Maria Jespersen had 5 points and 2 rebounds. Kitija Laksa had 12 points off the bench, adding a scoring threat as she continues to impress during her freshman season.
This was another strong resume builder for the Bulls as they continue to play at a very incredible level on the court (especially at home). They will have to keep it up as they host Mississippi State on Wednesday night at 4:30 PM in another big game before Christmas. If they put together another strong defensive performance like they did in this game, then they should be able to continue to roll.