No. 23 South Florida women beat Memphis 65-58 in AAC opener

NCAA Women's Basketball

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP)Elisa Pinzan scored 19 points, Elena Tsineke added 14 and No. 23 South Florida beat Memphis 65-58 on Wednesday in an American Athletic Conference opener for both teams.

The Bulls outscored Memphis 15-6 in the second quarter – with eight points from Pinzan – for a 31-26 lead, and USF started the third on an 8-0 run – with six points from Tsineke – for a 13-point advantage.

Memphis cut it to 61-58 on an Aerial Wilson layup with 58 seconds left, but Pinzan sealed it at the line.

Sydni Harvey scored 12 points and Bethy Mununga grabbed 10 rebounds for South Florida (4-1), which also has a win over then-No. 6 Mississippi State this season. It was Mununga’s 22nd double-figure rebounding game of her career.

Dulcy Fankam Mendjiadeu, averaging 16 points and 13.3 rebounds, led Memphis (2-3) with 20 points and 14 rebounds. Alana Davis added 14 points.

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