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USF Basketball: No. 13 Women Dispatch of Temple; Men Played A Game too.

Phew and woof

Anthony Vito / The Daily Stampede

The 13th Ranked Women Took Care of Business at Temple

Despite shooting 28% from the field, and 15% from three, Jose Fernandez and his red hot women’s basketball team were able to find a win to knock of the Temple Owls 56-47 Wednesday afternoon for their 13th consecutive win.

Bethy Mununga paced the Bulls with 10 points and 20 rebounds. That’s not a misprint. Mununga recorded her ninth double-double of the season, and fourth in row to help bully the Owls (9-9, 9-6 AAC) into submission.

The Bulls (14-1, 11-0 AAC) trailed 40-35 heading into the fourth quarter, but they used a 15-0 run over the first seven minutes of the final frame to take the lead for good. USF was a perfect 11-for-11 from the charity stripe to ice things for the Bulls.

Sydni Harvey, Shae Leverett, Elena Tsineke, and Elisa Pinzan each added nine points for the Bulls.

The Bulls need to win two of their final three games to capture the regular season title.

USF will travel to Houston (13-5, 10-4 AAC) on Saturday to face the Cougars. Tip is scheduled for 3 p.m. on ESPN+.

The Men Got Ran Out of the Gym in Second Half Versus Temple, Lose Big

The South Florida Bulls men’s basketball team quickly turned a 34-30 deficit in the second half vs Temple into a 20-point gap within minutes as they fell to the Temple Owls 65-47 on Wednesday night inside the Yuengling Center.

USF shot a meager 28% from the field, and had more turnovers (17) than field goals (15). Poor shooting has been a theme all season for the Bulls, and it showed its ugly head again.

And the hits just keep coming as Alexis Yetna hurt his left ankle in the first half, and did not return. He was in a walking boot during the second half of the game.

Justin Brown had 16 points on 6-for-10 shooting, and added six rebounds to lead the Bulls.

And that’s all the good from the game.

USF (8-9, 4-7 AAC) gets to travel to Houston on Sunday to face the Cougars. Tip is scheduled for 4 p.m. on ESPNU.