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USF Women’s Basketball Takes Care of Memphis 63-53, Heading to 9th Straight AAC Tournament Semifinal

Keep pushing.

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The South Florida Bulls women’s basketball team took take of the No. 7-seed Memphis Tigers 63-53 in the quarterfinals of the AAC Tournament inside Dickie’s Arena in Fort Worth, TX on Tuesday night.

The No. 2-seeded Bulls used an 18-point second half from Elena Tsineke to push past a frisky Tigers team who had give the Bulls everything they could handle through three quarters. The Greek guard finished with a game-high 22 points, which included ten straight points from her in the second half.

Tied at 45 going into the final frame, the Bulls used their stout defense and timely baskets to extend the lead to double digits with just over a minute to go. USF forced five turnovers in the fourth quarter while holding the Tigers to just three points over the first 9:19 of the quarter to blow the game open.

Elisa Pinzan finished with 16 points, seven rebounds, and six assists for the Bulls. Sydni Harvey added ten points, and Beth Mununga pitched in 10 points and 13 rebounds for good measure.

USF (23-7) will face the winner of No. 3 seed Tulane vs No. 6 seed Houston on Wednesday at 7 p.m. on ESPN+.