South Florida defeats Tulsa, 89-68, for its ninth straight win

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RV/25 USF 89, Tulsa 68
USF (19-4, 8-0 AAC), Tulsa (15-5, 5-2 AAC)
Wednesday, January 25, 2023 | 5 pm ET | ESPNU
Tulsa, Oklahoma | reynolds center

TAMPA (January 25, 2023) — Dulcy Fankam Mendjiadeu led four players in double figures in the scoring column as the University of South Florida women’s basketball team dominated Tulsa, 89-68, Wednesday afternoon at the Reynolds Center en route to its ninth straight victory. The win improves the Bulls to 19-4 on the year and 8-0 in the American Athletic Conference. The Golden Hurricane falls to 15-5 overall and 5-2 in The American.

In addition to winning nine in a row, The Green and Gold have also won 12 of their last 14 games.

Fankam Mendjiadeu had a game-high 25 points and a game-high 15 rebounds while Elena Tsyneke He had 21 points. Daniela Gonzalez contributed a career-high 12 points and Sammie Puisis he had 11 points in the win.

Carla Britowho nearly scored double figures with nine points, was second on the team in rebounding with seven.

The Bulls jumped on the Golden Hurricane from the opening tip, increasing the lead to 11-3 on a layup by Brito less than four minutes into the game. Tulsa, however, fought its way in cutting South Florida’s lead to three points, 23-20, late in the first quarter.

The Golden Hurricane took a brief two-point lead, 29-27, with 5:22 remaining in the first half only for the Bulls to close out the second stanza on a 14-2 run to take a 41-31 lead in the locker room. . at halftime Tulsa never threatened again for the remainder of the game.

After outscoring the Golden Hurricane, 24-18, in the third quarter to lead 65-49 entering the fourth, South Florida didn’t look back in the final 10 minutes of play going 62.5 percent (10-of-16). shots from the field that included a 75.0 percent (3-of-4) clip from behind the three-point arc.

The Bulls got away with Tulsa in the post, outscoring the Golden Hurricane a remarkable 56-18 in the paint and capitalizing on their 17-4 margin on offensive rebounds that led to 17 second-chance points.

With the win, South Florida Head Coach Jose Fernandez registered his 116the career conference win at The American, just two shy of tying UConn head coach Geno Auriemma’s 118 league wins in the AAC, and three shy of becoming The American’s all-time leader in conference wins.


  • Wednesday’s headlines for the Bulls were: G Elena Tsynekeg wilson antennaF Sammie PuisisF Carla Brito and F Dulcy Fankam Mendjiadeu … South Florida is 16-4 with this lineup.
  • The win over Tulsa improves the Bulls’ record against the Golden Hurricane to 11-0 in the all-time series.
  • by Elena Tsineke 21 points against Tulsa mark his 79the career double figure scoring game in your 102North Dakota run game with the Bulls.
  • Dulcy Fankam Mendjiadeu 25 points and 15 rebounds mark his 49the double-double career and his 24the in a South Florida uniform.
  • With his second assist against Tulsa, wilson antenna He reached the plateau of 300 assists… He finished with four handouts in the night.

Until next time

South Florida continues its two-game road trip when it travels to Memphis to face the Tigers on Saturday at 3 pm ET (ESPN+), before returning to the Yuengling Center on January 31 to face East Carolina at 7 pm ( ESPN+).

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South Florida recorded its 10the 20-win season during the 2021-22 campaign while playing in their sixth American Athletic Conference championship game in their nine years in the conference. The bulls managed his highest national ranking of the season when he checked in at no. 13th in the November 30 Associated Press Top 25 poll, advancing to his seventh NCAA Tournament appearance in the past nine years.

USF has made 17 postseason tournament appearances and had eight NCAA tournament berths as head coach Jose FernandezAll 22 seasons of . The all-time winningest coach in program history, Fernández has guided USF to 10 win-20 seasons, two WNIT finals appearances, the 2009 WNIT championship and has won more than 400 games in his career. Fernández was named a WBCA finalist and a semifinalist for the Naismith National Coach of the Year Awards. He was also named the 2021 American Athletic Conference Coach of the Year at the end of the 2020-21 season.

In 2021-22, the Bulls had three players recognized by The American for impressive seasons, including Elena Tsyneke (first team all-conference), bethy mununga (Second Team All Conference) and Dulcy Fankam Mendjiadeu (Second team all-conference).

Additionally, Tsineke and Mununga were named to the American Athletic Conference All-Tournament Team.