The Seton Hall women’s basketball team fell to the University of South Florida by a score of 74-52 on Tuesday night at Walsh Gymnasium.
One of the bright spots for the Pirates was the individual accomplishment by senior guard Brittany Morris. Going into the game, Morris was just four points shy of the 800 career points mark, and she surpassed that mark on Tuesday. She currently has 811 points in 98 career games.
“I’m just thankful for opportunity,” Morris said. “I just want to keep pushing through and whatever happens happens.”
Morris combined with freshman forward Tabatha Richardson-Smith to score 30 of the Pirate’s 52 points. The duo finished with 15 points apiece while Morris added three assists and Richardson-Smith grabbed six rebounds.
South Florida grabbed an early 5-0 lead and would not relinquish that lead throughout the entire game. The Bulls came out with an aggressive full court press to start the game and continued to force the Pirates into early mistakes. South Florida scored 28 of their points from the free throw line.
“It all comes down to discipline,” Morris said. “We gave them too many opportunities and let them control the game.”
Seton Hall pulled within seven points of South Florida early in the second half, but the Bulls quickly answered with consecutive three-pointers by senior guard Andrea Smith. From then on it was all Bulls as they dropped 44 points in the second half to cruise to victory.
Smith led the Bulls with 21 points and contributed six boards and two steals. Freshman forward Alisia Jenkins added 15 points to go along with six rebounds for South Florida.
The Pirates continue their two-game home stand against Rutgers University on Sunday, Jan. 27 at 2:00 p.m.
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