- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 14, 2016

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Maria Jespersen had 24 points and 11 rebounds, Ariadna Pujol added 20 points and No. 22 South Florida set a scoring record with a 129-80 win over St. Francis on Wednesday night.

The Bulls (8-0), who scored 126 against Grambling in 2009, match the best start in school history, joining the 1976-77 and 2012-13 teams. They matched the school record with 48 field goals - on 73 attempts - to shoot 66 percent for the game.

South Florida scored the first 10 points of the game, went up 17-3 and made 10 of 14 free throws in the first quarter to race to a 37-20 lead. The roll continued when the Bulls made 13 of 18 shots (72 percent), including 5 of 7 behind the arc, in the second quarter to lead 70-43 at the half, three points shy of the record for points in a half.

Jazz Bond added 17 points and Laia Flores had 13 points and eight assists of USF.

Jessica Kovatch had a school-record nine 3-points and scored a career-high 37 points for St. Francis (3-5), which became the first team this season to score more than 65 points against USF this season. The Red Flashes had a school record 19 3s on 54 attempts.

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