The Cincinnati Bearcats women’s basketball team fell this afternoon to the South Florida Bulls, 84-65.
The Bearcats hung tough in the first quarter at South Florida’s Sun Dome, trailing 16-15 after 10 minutes. USF broke loose in front of their home crowd during the second quarter, pulling ahead 43-30 at the break. South Florida never looked back, extending their lead further in a second half that was never close.
USF dominated the boards, 36-27. They shot better than 40 percent from outside and hit 14 of their 15 free throws.
Ana Owens led the Bearcats with 15 points.
The defeat drops Cincinnati to 17-11 overall and 9-6 in the American.
#18 South Florida improved their record to 24-5 and 13-2 in the AAC.
Cincinnati returns home for their regular season finale on Monday against the University of Houston. The game will be held at 7 PM at St. Ursula Academy. It will be televised on GoBearcats.com.