Fri. Final: UW Women 65, C. Florida 61
ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) -- Alyssa Karel scored 17 points to lead Wisconsin to a 65-61 victory over Central Florida at the Paradise Jam women's basketball tournament Friday.
The Badgers (4-1) led by as many as 12 points in the second half and then had to hold off Central Florida (1-4) at the end to get the win.
Wisconsin also got 14 points from Rae Lin D'Alie, who made both of her 3-point tries to help Wisconsin go 5 of 13 from long range. Central Florida was 0-2 on 3-point attempts.
Aisha Patrick scored 14 points and Emma Cannon had 12 to lead Central Florida.
Wisconsin plays 6th-ranked Baylor Saturday.
In Friday's second game, Baylor beat Villanova 62-57.
The Badgers had edged Villanova 47-45 on Thursday.
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