Tulsa women defeats East Carolina in CUSA tourney

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Updated: 3/15/2013 10:51 pm Published: 3/15/2013 10:50 pm

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - The University of Tulsa women's basketball team has advanced to the championship game of the Conference USA Tournament in Tulsa with a come-from-behind 72-59 win over East Carolina.

TU trailed 33-22 at halftime of Friday's game before outscoring ECU 50-26 in the second half. East Carolina expanded the lead to 42-27 with just over 16 minutes before Tulsa rallied.

Tulsa's Taleya Mayberry led all scorers with 30 points while Tiffani Couisnard added 16 points and 17 rebounds. Britny Edwards led East Carolina with 20 points.

Tulsa will play Central Florida in Saturday's championship game after UCF defeated Texas-El Paso 89-77 on Friday.

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