UCF wins Conference USA crown
EL PASO, Texas -- Jelisa Caldwell scored 27 points and Central Florida beat Tulane 85-73 on Saturday to win the Conference USA championship and an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.
The game went back and forth with 14 lead changes before UCF (22-10) took the lead for good with 11:28 left.
The Knights had four other players in double figures. Chelsie Wiley scored 13 points, D'Nay Daniels had 12, Ashia Patrick 11, and Ashia Kelly and Gevenia Carter each chipped in 10.
Roshaunda Barnes scored 25 points for the Green Wave (22-10), Olivia Grayson added 12, and Whitney Bibbins and Daniell Nunn each had 10.
UCF scored 30 points off turnovers and outrebounded Tulane 45-32.