Lady Tigers fall in NCAA Tourney, 73-64
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Courtney Williams had 17 points and 12 rebounds, Alisia Jenkins added 15 points and No. 6 seed South Florida beat 11th-seed LSU 73-64 in an NCAA Tournament first round game Saturday night.
Next up for South Florida (27-7) in the second round Monday night is No. 3 seed Louisville (26-6), which forced 38 turnovers in defeating 14th-seed BYU 86-53 earlier Saturday.
Danielle Ballard scored 17 points and DaShawn Harden had 16 for LSU (17-14).
Laura Ferreira hit consecutive 3-pointers in the opening minute of the second half to put South Florida up 44-32. Jenkins then made it 46-32 on a layup.
Harden made a pair of 3's that trimmed the LSU deficit to 48-40 3 1-2 minutes into the second half. But South Florida pulled away.