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  1. http://www.gculopes.com/roster.aspx?path=wbball We could have used her this year.
  2. USF ATHLETICS GoUSFBulls.com WEB LINK: http://bit.ly/2mgmjoC FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: February 24, 2017 Follow @USFAthletics On Twitter Like USF Athletics on Facebook USF Faces Tulsa in Last Regular Season Road Game TAMPA, FEB. 24, 2017 – The University of South Florida women’s basketball team will play in its final regular season road game Saturday when it takes on Tulsa for the second time this season. The Bulls can clinch at least a No. 3 seed in the American Athletic Conference Tournament with a win at Reynolds Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 3 p.m. ET. The USF IMG Sports Network radio broadcast can be heard on AM 820, featuring Mike Lefko. Hurricane Vision will also stream the contest. USF (21-6, 10-4 The American) is coming off a strong bounce back road win at Houston Tuesday. The Bulls downed the Cougars 79-50, notching their 10thconference win of the season. USF shot 46 percent, its best performance in the past four games, and scored 40 points in the paint, which is the second most points scored in the paint in league action. Senior Ariadna Pujol (Mataro, Spain) led the way with a team-high 24 points and 14 rebounds while Kitija Laksa (Riga, Latvia) notched her 12th 20-point performance with 24 points. Laia Flores (Mataro, Spain) came close to what could have been the program’s second triple-double in the Bulls’ 45-year history. Flores turned in 10 points, nine rebounds and nine assists. Laksa paces the team with 19.2 points per game and 82 three-pointers, which ranks in the top-20 nationally. Maria Jespersen (Arhus, Denmark) averages 15.4 points and 9.1 rebounds per game while Flores’ 6.1 assists per game also ranks in the top 20. Flores continues to rank among the nation’s best point guards with a 2.96 assist-turnover ratio. The Opponent USF and Tulsa will face each other for the second time this season and for just the fourth time in program history. The 2016-17 season marks the first time the pair will play a home-and-home. The Bulls are a perfect 3-0 against the Golden Hurricane. After almost a week off, Tulsa (8-19, 4-10 The American) returns to Oklahoma after a 62-41 setback at SMU Saturday. The Golden Hurricane were held without a single player in double-figure scoring. Tulsa looks to reverse a five-game losing streak. Notables Tamara Henshaw (Palm Coast, Fla.), a three-time American Athletic Conference Freshman of the Week, has tallied 10 rebounds four times in the last five games. Henshaw is second in the league with a conference field goal percentage of .636. Flores’ nine assists at Houston pulled within nine assists of the no. two spot in the USF single season record books with 166 assists this season. Anedra Gilmore holds the record with 190 assists and is tied with Shantia Grace for second with 175 assists in a single season. USF’s 43.3 rebounds per game leads the league and ranks 15th nationally. The Bulls’ +9.9-rebounding margin also leads The American. The Bulls average 72.0 points per game and a +12.7-scoring margin which both rank second in the league. The Bulls close out the conference slate with a grueling 4 games across nine days. The Bulls have totaled 12 wins by 16 or more points, including five against conference opponents. Head coach Jose Fernandez reached 300 career wins Jan. 17. Only three active coaches in the American Athletic Conference have achieved the feat. USF is the only team in NCAA Division I with nine international players on its roster.
  3. USF ATHLETICS GoUSFBulls.com WEB LINK: http://bit.ly/2kKare9 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: February 21, 2017 Follow @USFAthletics On Twitter Like USF Athletics on Facebook Pujol's Career Night Powers Bulls Past Houston HOUSTON, TEXAS, FEB. 21, 2017 – Ariadna Pujol scored 24 points and the University of South Florida used a 24-point third quarter to pull away from Houston 79-50 Friday night at Hofheinz Pavilion. Pujol (Mataro, Spain) was two points shy of her career high 26 points but set a new career high with 14 rebounds. It is the senior’s third career double-double and the second-consecutive game with at least 10 rebounds. Pujol shot 53 percent from the floor (10-of-19) and added one assist and one steal in 37 minutes. Kitija Laksa (Riga, Latvia) added 24 points and Maria Jespersen (Arhus, Denmark) chipped in 12 points and six rebounds. Laia Flores (Mataro, Spain) flirted with what could have been the program’s second triple-double in the Bulls’ 45-year history. Flores turned in 10 points, nine rebounds and nine assists. Tamara Henshaw (Palm Coast, Fla.) notched 10 rebounds for the Bulls (21-6, 10-4), who outrebounded Houston 51-34 snapping a two-game losing streak. Serithia Hawksins scored 16 points to go with 10 rebounds to lead the Cougars (10-17, 3-11). Key Stat 51 – The Bulls tallied 51 rebounds and outrebounded their opponent for the 22nd time this season. 40 – USF scored 40 points in the paint to Houston’s 19. Notables Henshaw has tallied 10 rebounds in four of her past five outings. USF will close out its season with four games in nine days. Up Next USF will travel to Tulsa Saturday for its last road game of the year. Tip-off is scheduled for 3 p.m.
  4. USF ATHLETICS GoUSFBulls.com WEB LINK: http://bit.ly/2kNLQjY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: February 19, 2017 Follow @USFAthletics On Twitter Like USF Athletics on Facebook Bulls’ Comeback Falls Short to No. 25 Temple TAMPA, FEB. 19, 2017 – A flurry of scoring in the fourth quarter was not enough for the No 22 University of South Florida women’s basketball team Sunday. The Bulls lost 77-71 to No. 25 Temple at Sun Dome Arena. The Bulls (20-6, 9-4 The American) took a three-point lead with less than three minutes to play in the fourth quarter, overcoming a 13-point deficit at halftime. USF outscored Temple 45-38 in the second half, powered by 18 points from Maria Jespersen (Arhus, Denmark). Jespersen finished with a career-high 26 points and 11 rebounds. Tamara Henshaw (Palm Coast, Fla.) added her own double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds while Kitija Laksa (Riga, Latvia) tallied 14 points, 12 in the second half. USF started slow, with just eight field goals in the first half, shooting 24 percent (8-for-33). Laksa rattled off six points at the start of the third quarter, and with the Bulls’ first three pointer of the game, by Jespersen, USF cut the deficit to seven points. The Bulls remained within single digits the rest of the game. Jespersen gave USF its first lead in the fourth quarter with 4:57 to play and then again with 2:46 left on the clock when the junior drew a foul for a traditional three-point play. The Bulls led 67-64, but the Owls ended the contest on a 13-4 run. Temple (21-5, 11-2 The American) secured a second place standing in the league, and had four players in double figures. Feyonda Fitzgerald finished with 23 points while Donnaizha Fountain added 22. Quotables Head coach Jose Fernandez on his team’s effort: “Up three and we don’t get a defensive stop. It was a long three from the left wing and we didn’t block out and that’s what it comes down to. We weren’t ourselves. The ball was not going in, and we didn’t do those other things. When the ball isn’t going you, you can always defend. And I don’t think we did that.” Key Stat 20 – Temple scored 20 points off of 12 USF turnovers. 4 – USF only connected on four of 17 three-point attempts and were held, for the first time this season, without a single three-pointer in the first half. Notables Jespersen tallied her ninth double-double this season, and matched her career-high 26 points for the fourth time. It was the seventh straight contest Jespersen turned in at least 13 points. Henshaw’s double-double was her fourth. It was also the third time in the last four games the freshman has grabbed 10 rebounds. The Bulls lost back-to-back conference games for the first time since playing in the Big East (2012-13). USF will close out its season with four games in nine days. Up Next USF will play its second game in three days for the second time in as many weeks Tuesday. The Bulls will travel to Houston for a 7 p.m. match-up at Hofheinz Pavilion.
  5. USF ATHLETICS GoUSFBulls.com WEB LINK: http://bit.ly/2mfrWzF FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: February 20, 2017 Follow @USFAthletics On Twitter Like USF Athletics on Facebook Bulls Travel to Houston for Midweek Match-up TAMPA, FEB. 20, 2017 – The University of South Florida women’s basketball team will play its second game in two days Tuesday in a midweek conference tilt at Houston. The Bulls are looking to reverse a two-game skid at 8 p.m. ET in Hofheinz Pavilion. The match-up will be broadcast on ESPN3, with Fran Harris (play-by-play) and Steffi Sorensen (analyst) on the call. The USF IMG Sports Network radio broadcast can be heard on AM 820, featuring Mike Lefko. USF (20-6, 9-4 The American) plays in its first road game since Feb. 8 and is 6-2 on the road this season. The Bulls suffered a 77-71 setback on Sunday, but was led by junior Maria Jespersen (Arhus, Denmark) with a career high 26 points and 11 rebounds. It was Jespersen’s ninth double-double this season and the fourth time she has matched her career high 26 points. The forward continues to lead the Bulls with 9.2 rebounds per game and is second on the team with 15.6 points. Sophomore Kitija Laksa (Riga, Latvia) continues to pace the Bulls with 19.0 points per game and has a team leading 78 three-pointers. The sophomore has a season total of 494 points which ties Tammy Van Oppen (’94) as the 15th most points scored in a single season. Laksa’s 494 is the fourth most scored by a sophomore in a single season. Ariadna Pujol (Mataro, Spain) is contributing 12.7 points and 6.5 rebounds per game and leads the team with 34 steals. Laia Flores (Mataro, Spain) guides the team with 157 assists in 26 games (6.0 per game). The junior’s 3.02 assist-turnover ratio ranks in the top-10 nationally. The Opponent USF and Houston will meet for the first time this season and the 18th time in program history. The Bulls hold a 11-6 series advantage and are 7-3 in Houston. USF has won the past four meetings. Houston (10-16, 3-10 The American) returns to action after six days of rest. The Cougars defeated Tulsa on the road last Wednesday (Feb. 15), 65-62. Jacqueline Blake led the Red and White with 22 points, well above her season average of 6.6 points per game. Freshman Jasmyne Harris leads the Cougars through 26 games with 11.2 points per game. Notables Henshaw, a three-time American Athletic Conference Freshman of the Week, has tallied 10 rebounds three times in the last four games. Flores’ four assists against Temple pushed her to fourth place in the USF single season record books with 157 assists this season. Andrea Gilmore holds the record with 190 assists and is tied with Shantia Grace for second with 175 assists in a single season. USF’s 43.0 rebounds per game leads the league and its +9.6-rebounding margin ranks second. The Bulls average 71.7 points per game and a +12.1-scoring margin which rank second in the league. The Bulls have not lost three consecutive games since December 2013 and have not dropped three consecutive conference games since February 2011. USF will play its second game in three days for the second time in as many weeks Tuesday. The Bulls close out the conference slate with a grueling 5 games across nine days. The Bulls have totaled 11 wins by 16 or more points, including four against conference opponents. Head coach Jose Fernandez reached 300 career wins Jan. 17. Only three active coaches in the American Athletic Conference have achieved the feat. The Bulls are currently ranked No. 22 in the AP Poll. USF is the only team in NCAA Division I with nine international players on its roster.
  6. USF ATHLETICS GoUSFBulls.com WEB LINK: http://bit.ly/2kJoFXW FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: February 18, 2017 Follow @USFAthletics On Twitter Like USF Athletics on Facebook Top-25 Showdown in Bulls’ Play4Kay Game TAMPA, FEB. 18, 2017 – The No. 22 University of South Florida women’s basketball team squares off against No. 25 Temple Sunday at Sun Dome Arena. In a crucial contest in American Athletic Conference standings, both teams could all but clinch the no. two seed in the American Athletic Conference Tournament. Tip-off is slated for 1 p.m. The match-up will be broadcast on ESPN2, with Tiffany Greene (play-by-play) and Fran Harris (analyst) on the call. The USF IMG Sports Network radio broadcast can be heard on AM 1040, featuring Mike Lefko and Brigid Merenda. In its third game in seven days, USF (20-5, 9-3 The American) looks to rebound from a 66-62 setback to UCF on Tuesday. The Bulls were edged on the boards 39-36, marking only the fourth time this season the Bulls have been outrebounded. Led by Maria Jespersen (Arhus, Denmark), the Bulls had four players in double-figures. The junior captain turned in 18 points and a team-best eight rebounds. Jespersen has shined in conference action, averaging 17.0 points and 9.3 rebounds per game. Sophomore Kitija Laksa (Riga, Latvia) continues to pace the Bulls with 19.2 points per game and has a team leading 76 three-pointers, which ranks 21st in NCAA Division I. Ariadna Pujol (Mataro, Spain) is contributing 12.9 points and 6.4 rebounds per game.Laia Flores (Mataro, Spain) guides the team with 153 assists in 25 games (6.1 per game). The junior’s 3.06 assist-turnover ratio ranks seventh nationally. Promotions Play4Kay Sunday is the Bulls annual Play4Kay Breast Cancer Awareness event. USF will debut brand new pink uniforms and will wear special shooting shirts in warm-ups. The Play4Kay shooting shirts will also be available for sale ($20) at Gate A. In an effort to raise money for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, there will also be a silent auction at Gate A. Play4Kay is the grassroots fundraising initiative of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. Numerous sports, groups and organizations have hosted Play4Kay fundraisers — and have made a lasting impact that resonated with their fans and the community, all while raising funds for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. For more information, click HERE. The Opponent USF and Temple will meet for the second time this season and the tenth time in program history. The Bulls hold a 8-1 series advantage and have never lost in Tampa (3-0). Earlier this season, USF held off a late comeback by the Owls in a 55-51 victory in Philadelphia on Jan. 29. The Bulls snapped Temple’s 12-game win streak and handed the Owls their first conference loss of the season. Freshman Tamara Henshaw (Palm Coast, Fla.) turned in a stellar performance in the paint, scoring 10 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. The forward shot 62 percent from the floor. Laksa led the Bulls with 16 points, while Jespersen just missed a double-double with 13 points and nine rebounds. Temple (20-5, 10-2 The American) is riding a four-game win streak and coming off a 66-52 victory over SMU Wednesday. The Owls were picked second in The American preseason poll and are currently in sole possession of second place. Temple is led by Feyonda Fitzgerald with 16.7 points and 7.3 assists per game. The Owls average 70.7 points per game, which is the league’s third most potent offense. Notables The Bulls have not lost back-to-back conference games in the history of The American. The last time USF lost back-to-back conference games was in the Big East Conference in the 2012-13 season when it suffered setbacks to Rutgers and UConn. USF will face a ranked opponent for the third time this season and is looking for its first win. USF’s 42.7 rebounds per game leads the league and its +9.3 rebounding margin ranks second. The Bulls average 71.7 points per game and a +12.8 scoring margin which rank second in the league. The Bulls have totaled 11 wins by 16 or more points, including four against conference opponents. Head coach Jose Fernandez reached 300 career wins Jan. 17. Only three active coaches in the American Athletic Conference have achieved the feat. The Bulls are currently ranked No. 22 in the AP Poll. USF is the only team in NCAA Division I with nine international players on its roster.
  7. USF ATHLETICS GoUSFBulls.com WEB LINK: http://bit.ly/2lDyKuk FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: February 13, 2017 Follow @USFAthletics On Twitter Like USF Athletics on Facebook No. 22 Bulls Host UCF In War on I-4 TAMPA, FEB. 13, 2017 – T The No. 22 University of South Florida women’s basketball team will play its second game in three days Tuesday when it hosts in-state rival UCF at 7 p.m. The Valentine’s Day match-up will be broadcast on ESPN3, with Drew Fellios (play-by-play) and Steffi Sorensen (analyst) on the call. The USF IMG Sports Network radio broadcast can be heard on AM 820, featuring Mike Lefko and Brigid Merenda. USF (20-4, 9-2 The American) tallied its fifth consecutive 20-win season Sunday in a 66-56 victory over Tulane. The Bulls were led by The American Player of the Week Kitija Laksa (Riga, Latvia) who registered 21 points. Four Bulls poured in double-figure scores. Promotions Valentine’s Day Fans can bring their date to Gate A and receive a carnation, while supplies last. USF Athletics will also give out USF Window Clings to the first 1,000 fans. War on I-4 The UCF and USF athletic departments have announced the official establishment of the War On I-4 rivalry series, which officially began Sept. 21, 2016 with a competition between the two schools’ volleyball programs. The War on I-4 represents a long-standing and passionate rivalry between the fan bases of two of the nation’s largest and fastest growing universities. The Orlando and Tampa Bay metropolitan areas are connected by 100 short miles of Interstate 4 (I-4). Fans will be able to take pictures with the War on I-4 trophy at Gate A. The Opponent USF and UCF will meet for the second time this season and the 34th time in program history. The Bulls hold a 25-8 series advantage. USF is undefeated against the Knights since Dec. 10, 1980 and carry a 19-game win streak into Tuesday’s contest. USF has never lost a home game to its I-4 rival. UCF (15-9, 5-6 The American) is on a two-game win streak with victories over Houston and Tulsa. The Knights are under new direction, led by first year head coach Katie Abrahamson-Henderson. UCF is averaging 64 points and 40 rebounds per game and have the league’s best rebounding defense, limiting opponents to 30 rebounds per game. Notables • With just one meeting on the schedule this season, the winner of Tuesday's game between the Knights and the Bulls will earn all six points towards the overall department score. UCF currently holds an 18-15 edge in the series. • USF’s +9.8 rebounding margin leads The American, and their 72.1 points per game leads the league. • The Bulls have totaled 11 wins by 16 or more points, including four against conference opponents. • Head coach Jose Fernandez reached 300 career wins Jan. 17. Only three active coaches in the American Athletic Conference have achieved the feat. • The Bulls are currently ranked No. 22 in the AP Poll. • USF is the only team in NCAA Division I with nine international players on its roster.
  8. USF ATHLETICS GoUSFBulls.com WEB LINK: http://bit.ly/2kvIMsr FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: February 14, 2017 Follow @USFAthletics On Twitter Like USF Athletics on Facebook No. 22 USF Edged by UCF TAMPA, FEB. 14, 2017 – Despite a late surge in the final quarter of Tuesday night’s women’s basketball game, the University of South Florida couldn’t overcome UCF at Sun Dome Arena. The Knights defeated the Bulls 66-62 in American Athletic Conference action and garnered six points in the War on I-4 series. The Bulls (20-5, 9-3 The American) had four players in double-figures, led by Maria Jespersen (Arhus, Denmark) with 18 points and a team-best eight rebounds. Despite going down with an injury early in the second quarter, freshman Tamara Henshaw (Palm Coast, Fla.) sparked the Bulls’ comeback in the second half when she returned and scored eight of her 14 points in the final quarter. Ariadna Pujol (Mataro, Spain) added 13 points, seven rebounds and eight assists while Kitija Laksa(Riga, Latvia) chipped in 10 points and six rebounds. USF struggled to connect in the second and third quarters, finishing 9-for-15 from the charity stripe. The Bulls’ shot over 50 percent in the first and fourth quarters, but a poor shooting performance (3-for-14) in the second quarter pushed USF down 37-28 at the break. The second quarter proved to be the difference in the game when the Knights outscored the Bulls 20-6 and outrebounded the home team 16-7. Junior Aliyah Gregory finished with 34 points and scored 20 points in the first half. UCF (16-9, 6-6 AAC) was led by Gregory and Zykira Lewis was the only other Knight in double-figures with 12 points. The Knights won the rebounding edge 39-36. Quotables Head coach Jose Fernandez on his team’s effort: “Tonight we turned it over. We didn’t get the second shots off the glass. They made plays. It goes into that fourth quarter and I think we played with some energy. We went to the glass, we made some shots. That second quarter was not good for us.” Head coach Jose Fernandez on UCF: “You know the history of the series, and how important this game is to UCF. It showed. You saw how they celebrated after the game. Hand it to them, they played hard. They were competitive. They played with a lot of energy and enthusiasm.” Key Stat 60% – USF only converted 9-of-15 free throw attempts. Notables UCF increased its lead in the War on I-4 series, taking a 24-15 advantage. Tuesday was the Bulls’ first non-UConn loss at home in American Athletic Conference action since the 2013-14 season. The Bulls snapped a 19-game win streak against UCF and lost to the Knights for the first time in Tampa. Up Next USF will host Temple Sunday its annual Play4Kay game. In a crucial showdown for American Athletic Conference Tournament seeding, the Bulls will play the Owls at 2 p.m.
  9. Considering that USF was #33 in last weeks AP poll, I thought it pretty iffy that they would rank us this week. We are just on the outside at #26 with 51 points.2017 Women's College Basketball Rankings and Polls for Week 4 - ESPNWe were previously 29th in the coaches poll. So, we have a better chance of being ranked by them, when their new poll is released.
  10. USF ATHLETICS GoUSFBulls.com WEB LINK: http://bit.ly/2lCqoQx FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: February 11, 2017 Follow @USFAthletics On Twitter Like USF Athletics on Facebook No. 22 Bulls Return Home, Host Tulane Sunday TAMPA, FEB. 11, 2017 – The No. 22 University of South Florida women’s basketball team plays its first home game in close to two weeks, welcoming Tulane to the USF Sun Dome Arena on Sunday at noon. The Bulls will face the Green Wave for the second time this season in American Athletic Conference action. The Feb. 12 game will be broadcast on ESPN2, with Jenn Hildreth (play-by-play) and Sue Bird (analyst) on the call. USF IMG Sports Network radio broadcast can be heard on AM 1040, featuring Mike Lefko and Brigid Merenda. USF (19-4, 8-2 The American) is one win away from its fifth consecutive 20-win season. The Bulls look to tally its 20th win in their 25th contest of the season which would be the second fastest any program has reached 20 wins. Promotions National Girls & Women in Sports Day On Sunday, USF will celebrate National Girls & Women in Sports with a free pregame clinic featuring student athletes from the volleyball, women’s soccer, track & field and Spirit Squad. Registration starts at 10 a.m. in The Corral. The clinic will run from 10:30 to 11:30 am. This year marks the 31st anniversary of annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day, a national observance celebrating the extraordinary achievements of women and girls in sports. For more information, click HERE. Girl Scout & Family Day Girl Scout troops from around the Tampa Bay area are invited to join in the fun of a USF women’s basketball game. There will be a Fan Zone at Gate B which features family friendly games and activities, including a sign making station, corn hole and more. The team will also be available post game for autographs. USF Student Fraternity & Sorority Life Day The first 100 members of Fraternity & Sorority Life will receive access to the Coca-Cola Student Club for free pizza and drinks. The Opponent USF and Tulane will meet for the second time this season and the 24th time in program history. The Green Wave holds a 19-15 series advantage but the Bulls have won nine of the last ten meetings. Tulane is 11-7 at Sun Dome Arena but the Bulls haven’t lost on their home court since 2009. USF rolled past Tulane 62-53 earlier this season, powered by Maria Jespersen, who posted her sixth double-double of the season with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Tulane (15-9, 6-5 The American) looks to bounce back after a two-game skid. The Green Wave dropped back-to-back contests to Temple and Memphis at home. Tulane averages 56 points per game and are led by Kolby Morgan and Leslie Vorpahl with 19 and 12 points per game respectively. Notables The Bulls are one win away from their fifth consecutive 20-win season, the ninth in program history. Head coach Jose Fernandez has been at the helm for all eight 20-win seasons. The 2014-15 team reached 20 wins in 24 games, and still currently holds the best record for most wins in a season (27). Laia Flores (Mataro, Spain) continues to rank second in the country with an assist to turnover ratio of 3.5. The junior has 143 assists this season which ranks seventh in the USF single season record book. USF’s +9.7 rebounding margin is second in The American, as is their 72.4 points per game and +13.7. The Bulls have totaled 11 wins by 16 or more points, including four against conference opponents. Head coach Jose Fernandez reached 300 career wins Jan. 17. Only three active coaches in the American Athletic Conference have achieved the feat. The Bulls are currently ranked No. 22 in the AP Poll. USF is the only team in NCAA Division I with nine international players on its roster.
  11. USF ATHLETICS GoUSFBulls.com WEB LINK: http://bit.ly/2l0iT5S FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: Feb. 13, 2017 Follow @USFAthletics On Twitter Like USF Athletics on Facebook Laksa and Henshaw Sweep Weekly Awards TAMPA, FEB. 13, 2017 – A pair of Bulls picked up both American Athletic Conference weekly awards after a 2-0 week for the University of South Florida women’s basketball team, the league announced Monday. Sophomore forward Kitija Laksa was tabbed Player of the Week and freshman forward Tamara Henshaw brought home Freshman of the Week honors. Laksa (Riga, Latvia) averaged 27.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game while shooting 57.9 percent in a pair of wins for the Bulls, which included a win over a top-50 RPI Tulane Sunday. The three-time Player of the Week started the week with her fifth 30-point outing this season, pouring in 34 points at East Carolina, four points shy of her career high. Laksa finished 14-for-22 (.636) and was 4-for-8 from long range. Against Tulane, the sophomore powered the Bulls to a 10-point victory with 21 points, shooting 50 percent (8-for-16). Henshaw (Palm Coast, Fla. averaged 9.5 points, 10.0 rebounds, 3.0 blocks and 2.0 assists per game while shooting 75 percent from the floor. Henshaw played a crucial role in the Bulls’ road victory at ECU and tallied her third double-double outing of her career with 11 points and 10 rebounds. The two-time Freshman of the Week only missed one shot (5-of-6) and three assists, two blocks and two steals in a full stat line. Against Tulane, Henshaw just missed her fourth double-double with eight points and 10 rebounds but added a career-high four blocks. Laksa, Henshaw and the Bulls will get their shot in the War on I-4 rivalry game Tuesday and look to even the score in the all-sports series. UCF currently leads, 18-15. USF will host the Knights in a Valentine’s Day match-up at 7 p.m. at the Sun Dome Arena.
  12. USF ATHLETICS GoUSFBulls.com WEB LINK: http://bit.ly/2lFTrCH FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: February 12, 2017 Follow @USFAthletics On Twitter Like USF Athletics on Facebook Bulls Reach 20 Wins, Defeat Tulane TAMPA, FEB. 12, 2017 – It’s been a season of highlights for the University of South Florida women’s basketball team and on Sunday it added another by notching the 20th win of the season. The Bulls defeated Tulane 66-56 at Sun Dome Arena. USF (20-4, 9-2 The American) dominated the glass, outrebounding Tulane 41-30. Maria Jespersen (Arhus, Denmark) tallied a game-high 11 rebounds while freshman Tamara Henshaw (Palm Coast, Fla.) grabbed 10. Jespersen added 14 points for her ninth double-double performance of the season while Henshaw just missed her fourth double-double with eight points. Henshaw also added four blocks. Sharp shooter Kitija Laksa (Riga, Latvia) turned in another stellar performance with a game-high 21 points, shooting 50 percent (8-for-16). The Mataro, Spain duo of Ariadna Pujol and Laia Flores combined for 21 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. Flores played all 40 minutes. The Bulls only trailed once, by one point, early in the first quarter, but for the majority of Sunday’s matinee, led by double-figures. Back-to-back three pointers by Flores and Laksa in the first quarter sparked the Bulls offense that entered the half with a six-point lead. Jespersen turned in another strong third quarter performance with seven points to give the Bulls a 45-34 advantage entering the final quarter. Both teams offense surged in the fourth quarter, but despite the Green Wave’s pressure, USF pulled out another 10-point victory. Tulane (15-10, 6-6 AAC) was led by Kolby Morgan with 21 points and 10 rebounds, while Leslie Vorpahl added 19 points, five rebounds and five assists. Quotables Sophomore Kitija Laksa (#33) on facing Tulane’s defense: “We played a good team today, they are great. We have a lot of respect for them. They have great players and the way they change up defense gets us confused and forces turnovers. I think we responded well and made adjustments. Coach told us they are going to pressure us and get in zone and switch up defenses but I think we responded and we got the win.” Head coach Jose Fernandez on his team’s defensive and rebounding effort: “Four guys in double figures. It feels good to be back home after that road trip. I thought we did a really good job defending in the first half, besides that 8-0 run they went on. That’s the only thing we talked about at half time. We did a much better job keeping them off the glass. They had offensive rebounds in the first half, but they only had two in the last 20 minutes. Laia Flores, is playing on her ankle and giving us everything she can. She was so proud of her toughness on national TV. Every injury is different, but looking at the swelling and the pain that she has been playing through the last 60 minutes is big.” Key Stat 30– USF scored 30 points in the paint, marking the second-straight game USF has outscored opponents in the paint. Tulane was limited to just 22. 4- USF had four players in double-figures and five players with at least four rebounds. Notables USF (19-4, 9-2 The American) collected its fifth consecutive 20-win season. The Bulls tallied its 20th win in their 24th contest of the season which tied the fastest any program has reached 20 wins. This is the ninth 20-win season in program history and head coach Jose Fernandez has been at the helm for all nine 20-win seasons. The 2014-15 team reached 20 wins in 24 games, and still currently holds the best record for most wins in a season (27). Laksa has totaled 11 20-point games this season, including four during the conference season. Up Next USF remains at home and will play in the War on I-4 Tuesday against UCF. The Bulls will celebrate Valentine’s Day at 7 p.m. at the Sun Dome Arena.
  13. WBB: LAKSA, BULLS RUN PAST ECU IN SECOND HALF By TOM ZEBOLD USF Senior Writer GREENVILLE, N.C., FEB. 8, 2017 – Kitija Laksascored 18 of her 34 points in the second half to lead a late surge by the No. 22 Bulls in a 76-66 comeback victory over East Carolina at Minges Coliseum. USF (19-4, 8-2) grabbed the lead late in the third quarter and never looked back, scoring 39 points in the second half to complete the regular season sweep of ECU (10-14, 1-10). Laksa finished four points shy of her career high while going 14-for-22 from the field and 4-for-8 from long range. USF shot 51 percent overall after getting the boost it needed from starting point guard Laia Flores (Spain), who battled through an injury after missing the first half. Junior Maria Jespersen (Denmark) scored nine of her 16 points in the second half. Freshman Tamara Henshaw(Palm Coast, Fla.) posted the third double-double of her career with 11 points and 10 rebounds. ECU led for 16 minutes of the first half and headed into the break with a 39-37 advantage. The Pirates started with a 19-13 rebounding edge that led to 11 second-chance points. The Bulls’ offense bounced back quickly from the loss to Memphis by shooting 50 percent from the field in the opening half. Laksa knocked down seven of her first 12 shots to get up to 16 points by the break. USF used a 10-0 run to seize the momentum late in the third quarter, grabbing a 54-52 lead on a Jespersen layup with 1:23 remaining. Laksa scored 10 points in the quarter and her jumper pumped the advantage up to 56-52 heading into the final period. ECU cut a six-point deficit in half in the first two minutes of the fourth, but the Bulls pulled away in their best road victory ever in Greenville. USF improved to 3-3 at ECU and had never won by more than seven in the series away from Tampa. Quotables Head coach Jose Fernandez on the impact of having Laia Flores in the second half: “That just shows how tough that kid is. She wanted to give it a go and did a great job… We’re a different team without Laia Flores on the floor and we saw that today.” Key Stats 31-for-60 -- USF shot 51.7 percent from the field and outscored ECU, 39-27, in the second half. 17 – The number of assisted totaled by USF, compared to only 10 turnovers committed by the Bulls. 15 – USF scored 15 points off 16 takeaways while ECU struggled down the stretch, shooting 37 percent in the second half. Notables - USF played four of its past five games on the road, finishing the stretch with a 4-1 record. - USF is one victory away from its fifth consecutive 20-win season and the ninth in program history. - Kitija Laksa scored at least 30 points for the fifth time this season and the seventh time of her career.
  14. USF ATHLETICS GoUSFBulls.com WEB LINK: http://bit.ly/2kDNOak FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: February 4, 2017 Follow @USFAthletics On Twitter Like USF Athletics on Facebook No. 20 USF Looks for Sweep at Memphis TAMPA, FEB. 4, 2017 –The University of South Florida women’s basketball team will face Memphis for the second time this season in the first of a two-game road swing Sunday. The Bulls will face the Tigers at 6:30 ET at the Elma Roane Fieldhouse. The Feb. 5 game will air opposite the Super Bowl on ESPNU, with Tiffany Greene (play-by-play) and Mike Thibault (analyst) on the call. USF IMG Sports Network radio broadcast can be heard on AM 1470, featuring Mike Lefko. USF (18-3, 7-1 The American) opened the month of February with a 20-point victory over Cincinnati. JuniorMaria Jespersen (Arhus, Denmark) posted her eighth double-double Wednesday. Jespersen poured in 26 points, matching her career high for the third time this season. The Denmark native shot 50 percent from the floor (11-of-22) and drained 3-of-7 three-point attempts. The forward grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds, including four off the offensive glass. Junior point guard Laia Flores (Mataro, Spain) has proven to be one of the best juniors in her position, tallying 138 assists this season. Her 6.6 assists per game ranks 14th in NCAA Division I, but more impressively, her assist-turnover ratio of 3.89 ranks 2nd in the country. Flores’ 138 assists fall seventh in the USF Single Season Record Books and she only needs 18 more to crack the top-5. The junior has already amassed 240 career assists which is 15th in USF history. The Opponent USF and Memphis will meet for the second time this season and the 24th time in program history. The Tigers hold a 13-10 series advantage but the Bulls have won eight of the last nine meetings. Memphis is 8-2 on their home court. Head coach Jose Fernandez notched his 300th career win against the Tigers earlier this year in a 79-49 victory in the Sun Dome Arena. Memphis (10-12, 3-6 The American) boasts an 8-4 record at home this season, and hasn’t dropped a contest in the Roane Fieldhouse since Jan. 14. The Tigers are looking to bounce back after a 53-44 setback at SMU. Memphis is led by Cheyenne Creighton and Brea Elmore, the pair combine for 27 points for game. Creighton averages a team best 14 points and seven rebounds per game. Notables The Bulls are two wins away from their fifth consecutive 20-win season, the ninth in program history. Head coach Jose Fernandez has been at the helm for all eight 20-win seasons, but USF is two victories away from reaching the mark faster than any other team in program history. The 2014-15 team reached 20 wins in 24 games, and still currently holds the best record for most wins in a season (27). The Bulls are currently ranked No. 20 in the AP Poll, their highest ranking in the AP this season. In similar fashion, USF faced Memphis ranked No. 15 last season, and the Tigers pulled-off an overtime victory in the Roane Fieldhouse. USF’s +10.8 rebounding margin is tops in The American while their 73.0 points and +14.8 scoring margin is second in the league. The Bulls have totaled 11 wins by 16 or more points, including four against conference opponents. Head coach Jose Fernandez reached 300 career wins Jan. 17. Only three active coaches in the American Athletic Conference have achieved the feat. The Bulls have only committed 229 fouls this season (12.1 per game), which ranks third as the fewest fouls committed this season. USF is the only team in NCAA Division I with nine international players on its roster.
  15. USF ATHLETICS GoUSFBulls.com WEB LINK: http://bit.ly/2l97vYi FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: February 5, 2017 Follow @USFAthletics On Twitter Like USF Athletics on Facebook No. 20 USF Falters at Memphis MEMPHIS, Tenn., FEB. 5, 2017 – The University of South Florida women’s basketball team ran out of time Sunday in a 62-57 loss at Memphis. The Bulls outscored the Tigers in the fourth quarter at the Elma Roane Fieldhouse, but couldn’t overcome a nine-point deficit in the last eight minutes of the game. USF (18-4, 7-2 The American) turned in 19 points in the final quarter, outscoring Memphis 19-16. Kitija Laksa(Riga, Latvia) turned in seven of her 16 points in the final ten minutes. Junior Maria Jespersen (Arhus, Denmark) led the Bulls in scoring with 20 points and missed a double-double with eight rebounds. Memphis (11-12, 4-6 The American) had three players in double figures, led by Cheyenne Creighton with 22 points. The Tigers jumped to a quick 7-0 start at the start of the contest, but the Bulls rallied back and came within 3 at the end of the first 10 minutes. The Bulls slowed the Tigers in the second quarter and took their first lead of the game with eight minutes until the break. Memphis bounced back and took a 33-29 lead into the locker room. Jespersen powered a five-point swing to start the third quarter to give USF a 36-35 lead, but the Bulls went cold and didn’t make a field goal for the final eight minutes of the third quarter. USF shot 16 percent (2-of-12) in the third quarter. The momentum shifted to the Bulls in the fourth quarter, and the Bulls cut a nine-point deficit to one point with 2 minutes left in the game. USF stayed within two until the final 20 seconds and free throws pushed the Tigers to their ninth win at home this season. Key Stat 36 – Memphis scored 36 points in the paint, compared to USF’s 20. Notables Jespersen turned in her eighth 20-point outing this season, her fifth against a conference opponent. The junior averages 17.3 points per game against conference opponents. USF is 4-3 this season when trailing at the break. Up Next USF remains on the road for their fourth game away from Sun Dome Arena in its last five outings. The Bulls will face East Carolina for the second time this year on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum. The contest will be broadcast on ESPN3.
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  18. High Point (N.C.) PG LaShonda Monk and Stockbridge (Ga.) G Vanessa Blagmon both confirmed to the Tampa Bay Times on Thursday evening they intend to sign with the Bulls. Both are considered three-star prospects for the Class of 2017 by ESPN. Read more at: Women's hoops lands 2 commitments
  19. USF ATHLETICS GoUSFBulls.com WEB LINK: http://bit.ly/2kyCPfV FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: January 28, 2017 Follow @USFAthletics On Twitter Like USF Athletics on Facebook No. 23 USF Prepared for Battle at Temple TAMPA, JAN. 28, 2017 –The No. 23 University of South Florida women’s basketball team continues its two-game road swing when it travels to face Temple on Sunday in McGonigle Hall in Philadelphia, Pa. at noon. The Jan. 29 game is being broadcast on CBS Sports Network with Ed Cohen (play-by-play) and Julianne Viani (analyst) on the call. USF IMG Sports Network radio broadcast can be heard on AM 1040, featuring Mike Lefko. USF (16-3, 5-1 The American) is coming off a narrow victory Wednesday, edging SMU 52-51. The Bulls outrebounded the Mustangs 45-34 and held SMU to just 35 percent shooting. Kitija Laksa (Riga, Latvia) totaled 28 points in the victory for her ninth 20-point performance of the season. She shot 10 of 27 from the field. Maria Jespersen contributed seven points and a game-high 13 rebounds. Laksa continues to pace the team in scoring at 19.6 points per game, connecting on 61 three-pointers to go with a team best 91.8 free throw percentage. With her three treys last game, the sophomore moved into the ninth spot on the program’s single-season list for three-pointers in a season. The Opponent USF and the Temple will meet for the eighth time in program history. The Bulls hold a 7-1 advantage in the series, including a 2-1 record in Philadelphia. The pair first met in 2014 but battled three times last season. USF last met Temple in the American Athletic Conference semifinal and defeated the Owls 64-46 in Uncasville, Conn. Temple (16-3, 6-0 The American) boasts a perfect record in The American, but has yet to face No. 1 UConn this season. The Owls are riding a 12-game win streak, and defeated Penn for a Philadelphia Big 5 Championship Wednesday. Temple has received votes in the USA Today Coaches Top-25 poll all season, and sits at No. 27 in the RPI rankings. The Owls are led by Feyonda Fitzgerald with 18.1 points per game and her 7.5 assists per game ranks sixth in NCAA Division I. Notables Jespersen is averaging 14.3 points and 9.2 rebounds per game, but boasts a 16.2 points and 9.7 rebounds per game average in conference play. Laia Flores (Mataro, Spain) has a team high 119 assists this season, which is 11 assists away from the program’s single season-top 10. Flores continues to rank among the nation’s best point guards. Her 3.13 assist-turnover ratio ranks 10th in the country. The Bulls have totaled 10 wins by 16 or more points, including three against conference opponents. Head coach Jose Fernandez reached 300 career wins Jan. 17. Only three active coaches in the American Athletic Conference have achieved the feat. The Bulls have only committed 229 fouls this season (12.1 per game), which ranks third as the fewest fouls committed this season. USF is the only team in NCAA Division I with nine international players on its roster.
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  21. USF ATHLETICS GoUSFBulls.com WEB LINK: http://bit.ly/2izCr3r FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: January 17, 2017 Follow @USFAthletics On Twitter Like USF Athletics on Facebook Bulls Down Memphis For Fernandez’s 300th Win TAMPA, JAN. 17, 2017 – Prior to University of South Florida head coach Jose Fernandez’s arrival in 2000, the Bulls totaled seven winning seasons in their 28-year history. Since then, Fernandez has guided the Bulls to 12 postseason appearances, seven twenty-win seasons and a perennial power in the national polls. On Tuesday night, the all-time winningest coach in USF basketball history reached another milestone, 300 career wins, in the Bulls’ 79-49 victory over visiting Memphis in Sun Dome Arena. A second half surge pushed USF (15-2, 4-1 The American) to its seventh 25-plus point win this season. The Bulls turned in 25 points in the third quarter and shot 71 percent. Maria Jespersen (Arhus, Denmark) turned in 11 of her 26 points and went a perfect 4-for-4, including 2-for-2 mark from behind the arc. Jespersen finished with eight rebounds, two assists and two steals. Ariadna Pujol (Mataro, Spain), Laia Flores (Mataro, Spain) and Kitija Laksa (Riga, Latvia) all joined Jespersen in double-figures. Pujol turned in 17 points and 10 rebounds in her second career double-double. Flores chipped in 11 points, four assists while Laksa added 10 points. Cheyenne Creighton and Taylor Williams each scored 13 points for Memphis (8-10, 1-3 The American), which stayed within striking distance until the half. The Tigers inched within four in the second quarter, but a 9-0 run by USF in the first two minutes of the second half stretched its lead to 17 and the Bulls never looked back. Quotables Head coach Jose Fernandez on the state of his current team: “I’m really proud of this group for a lot of things. Last Tuesday, we talked about how a loss wasn’t indicative to what this program is and what this team is about. After our last game, we really talked about how they responded and how they responded in practice, that’s what you want to see. We’re 15-2 with four new starters and we’re really young. Tonight we played seven kids, two of them freshman, so three of our top eight are freshman. They’ve overcome a lot. Now we just have to continue to share the ball and defend and close out January and February and head into the conference tournament.” Senior guard Ariadna Pujol on head coach Jose Fernandez’s milestone win: “I’m so happy for him. It’s a big milestone. It’s impressive, it’s super impressive. 300 wins, that’s a lot. We’re proud to be a part of it.” Key Stats 300- Fernandez, USF basketball’s winningest coach, is now 300-228 (.568) in 17 years as head coach of the Bulls. Only two other coaches in the league have reached 300 career wins (Lisa Stockton, Tulane – 536 & Geno Auriema, Connecticut - 972) 42– The Bulls scored 42 points in the paint, a season high. USF known for shooting the three-point shot, was 4-for-15 from behind the arc. The Bulls outscored the Tigers 42-30 in the paint. Notables Head coach Jose Fernandez has reached every career milestone in Sun Dome Arena: 1 – UCF, Nov. 21, 2000 (W, 67-58) 50 – Louisville, Jan. 7, 2005 (W, 67-59) 100 – Coppin State, March 19, 2007 (W, 66-49) 150 – North Carolina Central, Dec. 19, 2009 (W, 79-37) 200 – Detroit, Dec. 31, 2012 (W, 74-60) 250 – Tulane, Jan. 25, 2015 (W, 64-45) 300 – Memphis, Jan. 17, 2017 (W, 79-49) The Bulls extend their home win streak to 14 consecutive games. USF has not dropped a home contest in the Sun Dome Arena since hosting No. 1 UConn Jan. 10, 2016. USF’s home record over the past three seasons improved to 36-4. Up Next No. 23/22 USF hosts No. 9 Louisville for its second top-10 match-up of the year. The Bulls will faceoff with the Cardinals in a noon tip at Sun Dome Arena. The contest is set to air on ESPNU.
  22. USF ATHLETICS GoUSFBulls.com WEB LINK: http://bit.ly/2jNoj6v FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: January 13, 2017 Follow @USFAthletics On Twitter Like USF Athletics on Facebook No. 20/21 Bulls Host East Carolina Saturday TAMPA, JAN. 13, 2017 – The University of South Florida women’s basketball team returns to USF Sun Dome Arena Saturday for an American Athletic Conference tilt against East Carolina. Tip-off is slated for 7 p.m. and will air on the American Digital Network. Saturday’s contest is the first of a three-game home stand, marking the first time this season USF will be in Florida for more than one week. The Bulls have proven to be tough to beat at home thanks to a 33-4 record over the past three seasons. USF currently holds an 11-game home win streak and is 6-0 at the Dome this season. The last time USF dropped a contest in front of its home crowd was Jan. 10, 2016. Promotions Bulls Against Cancer Saturday is the USF women’s basketball team Bulls Against Cancer game. In partnership with the Moffitt Cancer Center and USF Athletics, the Bulls will honor those whose lives have been touched by cancer. The goal of the partnership is to raise awareness for different types of cancer, while promoting cancer prevention. On Saturday, USF will raise awareness for cervical cancer. In awareness of the disease, the Bulls will wear uniforms with teal accents while staffs from both teams will wear teal ribbons. Father-Daughter Night Fathers in attendance of Saturday’s game can come to Gate A and pick a flower to present to their daughter (while supplies last). Rocky will also be available from 6:30-7 p.m. to take photos with any fathers and daughters. The Opponent USF and the East Carolina will meet for the 12th time in program history. The Pirates hold a 7-4 series record but the Bulls have won three of the past four meetings. East Carolina holds a 4-2 advantage in Tampa. USF swept the series last year, including a 75-54 victory at the Sun Dome Jan. 17, 2016. ECU (10-7, 1-3 The American) averages 64.7 points per game, and is led by Kristen Gaffney with 15.4 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. Bre McDonald is the only other Pirate averaging double-figures with 11.5 points per game. East Carolina is looking to bounce back after a 78-47 loss at Temple Wednesday. The Pirates are 1-2 in league action; their lone win is against SMU. Notables Junior Laia Flores (Mataro, Spain) continues to rank among the nation’s best point guards. Her 3.45 assist-turnover ratio ranks fourth in the country. Junior Maria Jespersen (Arhus, Denmark) has tallied seven double-doubles this season, which rank second in the league and 35th in NCAA Division I. Sophomore Kitija Laksa (Riga, Latvia) averages a league best 20.6 points per game which rank 14th in Division I. She is one of only five underclassmen on the top-15 scorers list, and one of only three sophomores. Head coach Jose Fernandez is only two wins away from reaching 300 career wins. Only two active coaches in the American Athletic Conference have achieved the feat. USF has a rebounding margin of +12.5, which ranks fifth in the country. The Bulls average 44.9 rebounds per game. The Bulls have only committed 191 fouls this season (12.7 per game), which ranks in the top-five as the fewest fouls committed this season. The Bulls’ 129 points versus Saint Francis U (Dec. 14) are the second-most points scored by any team in Division I this season. Baylor turned in 140 points the next day, Dec. 15, against Winthrop. USF is the only team in NCAA Division I with nine international players on its roster.
  23. USF ATHLETICS GoUSFBulls.com WEB LINK: http://bit.ly/2jCgmhc FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: Jan. 16, 2017 Follow @USFAthletics On Twitter Like USF Athletics on Facebook Pujol Named to Weekly Honor Roll TAMPA, JAN. 16, 2017 – Senior Ariadna Pujol led the University of South Florida women’s basketball team in scoring last week, pushing the Bulls to 14-2 on the year. Pujol’s 14.5 points per game average also landed her on the American Athletic Conference weekly honor roll. Additionally, Pujol registered 6.5 rebounds per game last week and shot 40 percent from the floor. The guard’s best performance came against East Carolina when she tallied 23 points, eight rebounds, three assists and two steals. Pujol shot 60 percent from the floor (6-for-10) and finished 2-for-3 from behind the arc. Pujol also converted nine of 11 free throw attempts. Pujol and the Bulls seek head coach Jose Fernandez’s 300th career win Tuesday. USF hosts Memphis Jan. 17 at Sun Dome Arena. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. and will be televised on CBS Sports Network.
  24. THIS WEEK IN USF ATHLETICS January 16, 2017 By TOM ZEBOLD USF Senior Writer TAMPA, JAN. 16, 2017 – Take a look ahead at the week in USF Athletics and catch up on last week’s action: No. 19 Football Last Week: USF landed in the final Associated Press and Amway Coaches Poll Top 25 rankings for the first time in program history, finishing a record-breaking 2016 season at No. 19. Learn more HERE… Quarterback Quinton Flowers was named the 2017 College Football Performance Awards National Performer of the Year… Head coach Charlie Strong announced the additions of Matt Mattox as offensive line coach and run game coordinator, Justin Burke as tight ends and special teams coach, and Corey Bell as defensive backs coach and recruiting coordinator. Need to Know: New season ticket deposits are being accepted now at USFBullsTix.com or by calling 1-800-Go-Bulls… USF Athletics randomly selected four season ticket members with perfect attendance the past two seasons and provided them with a national championship game surprise. Find out more HERE. Follow the Bulls: Stay updated on USF Football on Twitter HERE and on Facebook HERE. No. 23 Women’s Basketball (14-2, 3-1) This Week: Head coach Jose Fernandez goes after his 300th career win when USF hosts Memphis 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Sun Dome… USF finishes the week with a huge home test against No. 9 Louisville on Sunday at 2 p.m. Home game tickets can be purchased at USFBullsTix.com or by calling 1-800-Go-Bulls. Last Week: USF bounced back from a 102-37 loss at top-ranked UConn on Jan. 10 with a 79-48 home win over East Carolina on Jan. 14. Ariadna Pujol, Kitija Laksa and Maria Jespersen each scored at least 20 points in the Bulls’ 13th consecutive home victory. USF is 7-0 at the Sun Dome this season. Need to Know: Fernandez is already the winningest coach in USF history (299-228). With one more victory, he will become the third active coach in the American Athletic Conference to reach 300 career wins. Follow the Bulls: Stay updated on the team by following the Bulls on Twitter @USFWBB. Men’s Basketball (6-10, 0-5) This Week: The War on I-4 Rivalry series with UCF continues 7 p.m. Tuesday in Orlando… USF returns to the Sun Dome to host Tulsa on Saturday at 1 p.m. Last Week: After trailing by 16 midway through the second half, USF pulled within two points late in a 62-56 loss at Memphis on Jan. 14… Geno Thorpe, Ruben Guerrero and Luis Santos scored in double figures in an 82-67 loss to Tulane on Jan. 11. Need to Know: USF spent two hours visiting with patients at James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa on Jan. 12. Learn more about a special afternoon for the Bulls HERE… Home game tickets can be purchased at USFBullsTix.com or by calling 1-800-Go-Bulls. Follow the Bulls: Stay updated on the team by following the Bulls on Twitter @USFMBB. Men’s Soccer Last Week: Marcus Epps and Lindo Mfeka were selected in the second round of the Major League Soccer SuperDraft on Jan. 13. Epps was picked 25th overall by the Philadelphia Union. Mfeka went 28th overall to the San Jose Earthquakes. Learn more HERE… Round three of the MLS SuperDraft will begin Tuesday at 2 p.m. Need to Know: USF has had 23 players selected in the MLS Draft, and 28 players either drafted or signed since 1996. Follow the Bulls: Stay updated on the Bulls by following the team on Twitter @USFMSoc. No. 25 Men’s Tennis Next Event: ITA Kick-Off Weekend Jan. 28-29 in Gainesville. Last Week: USF swept FGCU in doubles and singles competition on the final day of the FGCU Spring Invite on Jan. 15. Follow the Bulls: Stay updated on the Bulls by following the team on Twitter @USFMTen. Women’s Tennis This Week: USF begins its spring season at Florida Gulf Coast University 2 p.m. Sunday in Fort Myers. Follow the Bulls: Stay up to do on the Bulls by following @USFWTEN on Twitter. Track and Field This Week: USF continues its indoor season at the GVSU Open on Friday in Allendale, Mich. Last Week: Jessica Taylor (5k), Michael Babinec (5k), Joe Fogarasi (pole vault) and Stephanie Lambeth (pole vault) won their events in the season opener at the UAB Invitational on Jan. 13. Check out the recap HERE. Follow the Bulls: Stay updated on the Bulls by following the team on Twitter @USFXCTF. Men’s Golf Last Week: Head coach Steve Bradley announced the addition of Brad Caldwell to his staff as the Bulls’ new assistant coach. Caldwell joins the Bulls for the spring season after playing full-time on PGA Tour Canada in 2016. Prior to his second stint in pro golf, Caldwell served as head men’s and women’s golf coach at North Greenville University, his alma mater. Learn more about Caldwell HERE. Need to Know: USF’s spring season begins Feb. 18 at the Gator Invitational in Gainesville. Follow the Bulls: Stay updated on the Bulls on Twitter @USFMGolf. Baseball Last Week: USF’s War on I-4 rivalry game at UCF on May 20 will be televised nationally on CBS Sports Network. First pitch is set for 1 p.m. in Orlando. Need to Know: USF starts the season with a three-game home series against Iowa on Friday, Feb. 17 at 6:30 p.m. View the season schedule HERE. Season ticket deposits are being accepted now at USFBullsTix.com. Follow the Bulls: Stay updated on the Bulls on Twitter @USFBaseball. Softball Need to Know: USF opens the season at home against Illinois State on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 6 p.m. View the entire schedule HERE. Season ticket deposits are being accepted now at USFBullsTix.com. Follow the Bulls: Get all the important updates on the team by following the Bulls on Twitter @USFSoftball.