WBB Roundup - USF Wraps Up Wake Forest 63-54

It may not have been pretty, but a win is a win and USF battled to its seventh victory of the season with a hard fought 63-54 triumph over Wake Forest at the Sun Dome. The win, USF's second straight and its fifth in its last seven games, improves the Bulls to 7-4 on the season while the Demon Deacons drop to 5-4. In a game that was marred by a combined 55 fouls and 78 free throws, the Bulls overcame a cold shooting first half that saw them hit just 27.6 percent (8-of-29) from the field while Wake Forest wasn't much better hitting 28.6 percent (8-of-28) from the floor. Both teams would go back-and-forth a majority of the half, with neither team leading by more than three points. They eventually entered the locker room at the intermission tied at 25-all. After the same game of cat-and-mouse that was seen in the first half continued into the second stanza, the Bulls finally used a 15-6 run, capped by a Leondra Doomes-Stephens jumper with 3:39 left in the game giving USF its biggest lead of the contest, a 56-48 advantage. Wake Forest would make one last push to get back into the game but could never get closer than four points the rest of the way. Grant and Daleisha Carn would lead the way for the Bulls with 14 points apiece. Grant's 14 points tied her career-high while her 14 boards fell one shy of tying her career-high for rebounds. In addition, it was Grant's second double-double of the year and sixth of her career. Andrell Smith added 10 points in the win for the Bulls.