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Women’s Basketball Upends South Florida, 57-56

Cincinnati Tops the Bulls in Tampa

NCAA Womens Basketball: Cincinnati at Connecticut David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

The Cincinnati Bearcats women’s basketball team went down to Tampa and pulled off a big win.

UC ran its conference mark to 6-2 and its overall record to 14-7 as it won a come from behind contest against the University of South Florida Bulls.

The Bearcats pulled ahead with 1:11 remaining in the 4th quarter on an 10 foot jump shot by Antoinette Miller. The junior guard posted 12 points in the conference win.

Cincinnati’s ability to hang with Bulls came largely as a result of the efforts of Miller, sophomore forward Ilmar’i Thomas (19 points, 7 rebounds) and senior guard Nikira Goings (18 points). The Bearcats fought back from a five-point after ten minutes to tie the game at 33 heading into the break. Cincinnati and USF traded baskets and defensive stops throughout a consistently intense second half.

Neither team shot particularly well tonight. Cincinnati posted a .400 mark while USF shot .381. The Bearcats held a similarly slight advantage on the boards.

Cincinnati returns to action on Saturday, playing host to national power UConn at 12 PM at the Fifth Third Arena. Check back with Down the Drive for full coverage of the game.