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  1. http://view.tmclient.ticketmaster.com/?qs=4439555a5ab708e7108eae0ffa5aaf0657444749d2e2d6e383b6209115ad9af5f8d732f13cbf8f67b6f090c5833be50f5ad695ba2dfa2ed5774d2754f25712f3a1c9e22bcbbf1368
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Will we be outmatched? Most definitely, but tonight's game will give us a very good idea of what type of chance we have with this year's team. Last season there was too much "Courtney watching" and this year's team is moving the ball much better out of necessity. If you haven't watched a game yet, tonight would be a good one to watch. CBSSN unfortunately, but at least someone decided to broadcast it. Oh, and UCONN is trying to tie its own record of 90 consecutive wins. Unreal.
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  9. USF ATHLETICS GoUSFBulls.com WEB LINK: http://bit.ly/2jvdZAb FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: Jan. 9, 2016 Follow @USFAthletics On Twitter Like USF Athletics on Facebook Laksa Named The American Player of the Week, Jespersen Lands On Honor Roll TAMPA, JAN. 9, 2016 – A 2-0 conference start for the University of South Florida women’s basketball team was fueled by the duo of Kitija Laksa and Maria Jespersen, and the pair were honored by the conference Monday. Laksa earned her second conference player of the week honor this season while Jespersen landed on the weekly honor roll for the fourth consecutive week, the league announced Monday. In two games last week, Laksa (Riga, Latvia) averaged 24.5 points and 6.0 rebounds per outing. Against Tulsa, Laksa scored a new season-high 37 points Saturday night against Tulsa. Her 37 points marked the 24th-best performance in Division I this season. The sophomore finished 7-for-14 from behind the arc and 13-for-25 from the field in one of the best shooting performances of the season. Laksa accounted for seven of the team’s 10 three-pointers and just under half of the team’s points. The sophomore added five rebounds and one steal in 39 minutes of action. Jespersen (Arhus, Denmark) turned in her third and fourth consecutive double-double performances against Tulane and Tulsa. The junior averaged 16.5 points, 11.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game while shooting 50 percent from the field and behind the arc. At Tulane, Jespersen turned in 13 points and 10 rebounds and Saturday she posted 20 points and 12 rebounds against Tulsa. Jespersen shot 44 percent from the floor (8-of-18) and 50 percent from deep (3-of-6). The junior added a game high four offensive rebounds and two assists. Laksa, Jespersen and the Bulls travel to Hartford Connecticut Tuesday for their first top-25 match-up of the season. USF will face No. 1 UConn at the XL Center at 7 p.m. and Tuesday’s game will be televised on CBS Sports Network.
  10. USF ATHLETICS GoUSFBulls.com WEB LINK: bit.ly/2i5E474 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: January 7, 2017 Follow @USFAthletics On Twitter Like USF Athletics on Facebook Laksa's 37 points Fuels USF Win TAMPA, JAN. 7, 2017 – Exactly one year ago to the day, Kitija Laksa turned in the best performance of any freshman in USF history scoring 38 points. Saturday night against Tulsa, Laksa was on the verge of a new career high, but settled for 37 points in the University of South Florida women’s basketball team’s 84-68 win over the Golden Hurricane at the Sun Dome Arena. Laksa (Riga, Latvia) finished 7-for-14 from behind the arc and 13-for-25 from the field in one of the best shooting performances of the season. The Bulls (13-1, 2-0 The American) extended their home win streak to 12 consecutive games, and improved to 6-0 in the Sun Dome this season. Laksa accounted for seven of the team’s 10 three-pointers and just under half of the team’s points. The sophomore added five rebounds and one steal in 39 minutes of action. Laksa tallied 24 of her points in the first half, and only missed three of her nine three-point attempts. Maria Jespersen (Arhus, Denmark) turned in her fourth consecutive double-double thanks to 20 points and 12 rebounds. Jespersen shot 44 percent from the floor (8-of-18) and 50 percent from deep (3-of-6). The junior added a game high four offensive rebounds and two assists. Freshman Tamara Henshaw (Palm Coast, Fla.) continued to battle in the paint, grabbing nine rebounds. Ariadna Pujol (Mataro, Spain) turned in a solid stat line with nine points, four rebounds, five assists and two steals while Laia Flores (Mataro, Spain) added nine assists and six points. The Bulls never trailed and held Tulsa (5-11, 1-2 The American) to just 23 points in the first half. With a 13-point lead at the break, USF stretched its lead to 24 by the fourth quarter. Jespersen scored 13 of her 20 points in the final 20 minutes. Key Stats 42- USF outrebounded its opponent for the 13th time this season, grabbing 42 rebounds. The Bulls excelled on the offensive glass, doubling Tulsa’s seven rebounds with 14 offensive boards. 9 – Flores dished out a game-high nine assists, just one assist shy of her second career double-digit assist outing. Flores’ 245 career assists cracks the top-15 program career record. 84 – USF scored 84 points, marking the fifth time this season the team has tallied 80-plus points. The Bulls are 5-0 when scoring at least 80. Notables Jespersen has recorded four consecutive double-doubles becoming the first person since Alisia Jenkins to string together four double-double outings since she accomplished the feat in February of 2015. Jespersen’s six double-doubles this year ties Shanice Johnson (Cincinnati) as the most in the league this season. Head coach Jose Fernandez notched is 298th career win. Fernandez is already the winningest coach in USF history (298-227) and with two wins he will become the third active coach in the American Athletic Conference to reach 300 career wins. The Bulls extend their home win streak to 12 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 34-4. Up Next USF travels to Hartford, Conn. to take on its first top-25 opponent this season. The Bulls will face No. 1 UConn at the XL Center Tuesday. The pair will face off for the 21st time in program history.
  11. USF ATHLETICS GoUSFBulls.com WEB LINK: http://bit.ly/2ikQFRo FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: January 6, 2016 Follow @USFAthletics On Twitter Like USF Athletics on Facebook No. 22 USF Hosts Tulsa Saturday in Uniendo Los Toros Event TAMPA, JAN. 6, 2016 – It’s been close to one year since the University of South Florida women’s basketball team lost in the Sun Dome Arena and the No. 22 Bulls look to extend their home win-streak to 12 games Saturday. USF hosts Tulsa in its second Uniendo Los Toros event at 7 p.m. The game will air on ESPN3. USF (12-1, 1-0 The American) returns to Tampa after winning its conference opener at Tulane Wednesday. The Bulls downed the Green Wave, 62-53, in a top-40 RPI match-up. Junior Maria Jespersen (Arhus, Denmark) turned in her third-straight double-double. Jespersen notched 13 points and 12 rebounds in the win and became the first player since Courtney Williams to turn in three consecutive double-doubles last season. Laia Flores (Mataro, Spain) continues to guide a Bulls offense that averages 78.6 points per game. Flores averages 6.9 assists per game, which rank 14th in NCAA Division I, but her 3.91 assist/turnover ratio leads the country. Promotions It is USF’s annual Uniendo Los Toros game, which in English translates to “Uniting The Bulls.” The first 300 fans will receive a LOS TOROS t-shirt at Gate A. In addition, the first 100 students at the game will receive free pizza in the Coke Student Club. The Opponent USF and the Tulsa will meet for just the third time in program history. The Bulls hold a 2-0 series advantage and won their only meeting in Tampa 79-46, Feb. 18, 2015. USF defeated Tulsa, 72-66, in Oklahoma last season. Tulsa (5-10, 1-1 The American) defeated Memphis, 57-52, Wednesday for its first conference win. The Golden Hurricane are led by Erika Wakefield with 13.1 points per game. Wakefield is the only player to average double-figures and the Golden Hurricane average 65.4 points per game. Tulsa ranks 43rd in the nation in three-point field goals made (108). Notables · The Bulls are 31-4 in the Sun Dome over the past three seasons, and currently hold an 11-game home win streak. · Sophomore Kitija Laksa (Riga, Latvia) averages a league best 20.4 points per game which rank 18th in Division I, but she is one of only six sophomores on the top-20 scorers list. · Head coach Jose Fernandez is only three 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 +14.4, which ranks third in the country. The Bulls average 45.9 rebounds per game. · 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. · In her 36th game as a Bull, Laksa reached 500 career points, joining Jessica Dickson, Wanda Guyton and Angie Snyder as the fastest players in program history to reach the mark. Dickson reached 500 points her freshman season in 29 games, while it took Guyton 32 games. Laksa tied Snyder in 36 games, both reaching 500 points as sophomores. · USF’s 16 three-pointers against FIU (Nov. 30) are the most three-pointers of any team in the American Athletic Conference this season. The top mark in conference history is 18 set by UConn at UC Davis on Nov. 14, 2014. The 16 three-pointers list second in The American history. · USF is the only team in NCAA Division I with nine international players on its roster.
  12. 2017 1. Lashonda Monk PG 5/20/2016 2. Vanessa Blagmon G 5/20/2016
  13. WEB LINK: http://bit.ly/2j4q1jO FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: January 3, 2016 Follow @USFAthletics On Twitter Like USF Athletics on Facebook No. 22/25 USF Opens The American at Tulane TAMPA, JAN. 3, 2016 – The University of South Florida women’s basketball team enters American Athletic Conference action with its best start in the league’s four-year history. The Bulls carry an 11-1 record to Tulane Wednesday for their conference opener at 8 p.m. ET. The game will air on ESPN3. No. 22/25 USF (11-1) opens the conference slate on the road for the second consecutive season and is 2-1 in The American openers. The Bulls are fresh off a 14-point win over visiting Stetson Friday thanks to two stellar performances by conference freshman of the week Tamara Henshaw (Palm Coast, Fla.) and junior Maria Jespersen (Arhus, Denmark), who made the weekly honor roll. Henshaw became just the third freshman in the league to total a double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds. Junior Laia Flores (Mataro, Spain) continues to guide a Bulls offense that averages 80.0 points per game. Flores averages 7.1 assists per game, which ranks 12th in NCAA Division 1, but her 4.05 Assist/Turnover Ratio leads the country. The Opponent USF and the Tulane will meet for the 34th time in program history. The Green Wave holds a 19-14 series advantage and an 8-6 advantage in New Orleans. USF won both meetings last season, including a 71-67 win at Devlin Fieldhouse. The Bulls have won the last five meetings. Tulane (10-4) opened conference action at East Carolina on New Year’s Eve and easily ran past the Pirates 61-45. The Green Wave are riding an 11-game home win streak that dates back to Feb. 3 of last season. Tulane averages 66.5 points per game and is led by Kolby Morgan and Leslie Vorpahl with 17.9 and 11.1 points per game respectively. Notables · Wednesday’s match-up is only the Bulls third true road game of the season. USF is 2-0 in away contests, defeating Butler and Arkansas State. · The Bulls are 2-1 in American Athletic Conference openers, dropping their first ever league game to Rutgers in the 2013-14 season. USF defeated East Carolina in the following two season openers. · Head coach Jose Fernandez is only four wins away from reaching 300 career wins. Only two other active coaches in the American Athletic Conference have achieved the feat. · USF has a rebounding margin of +14.8, which ranks third in the country. The Bulls average 45.9 rebounds per game. · The Bulls 129 points versus Saint Francis U (Dec. 14) is 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. · In her 36th game as a Bull, Laksa reached 500 career points, joining Jessica Dickson, Wanda Guyton and Angie Snyder as the fastest players in program history to reach the mark. Dickson reached 500 points her freshman season in 29 games, while it took Guyton 32 games. Laksa tied Snyder in 36 games, both reaching 500 points as sophomores. · USF’s 16 three-pointers against FIU (Nov. 30) are the most three-pointers of any team in the American Athletic Conference this season. The top mark in conference history is 18 set by UConn at UC Davis on Nov. 14, 2014. The 16 three-pointers list second in The American history.
  14. FERNANDEZ ADDS MORE FLAVOR TO SIGNING CLASS December 26, 2016 By USF TAMPA, DEC. 26, 2016 – Head coach Jose Fernandez expanded the University of South Florida backcourt with the addition of combo guard Alba Prieto, Fernandez and his staff announced Monday. Prieto will join Vanessa Blagmon, a shooting guard from Georgia and sophomore transfer Alyssa Rader, a center from Colorado, on the 2017-18 roster. The Bulls gained another five-star recruit per Passion Hoops and Blue Star Europe, their second five-star athlete in as many years. The Seville, Spain native has been a prominent member of the Spanish National Youth Teams and competed with the U17 team in the FIBA World Championships this past summer. Prieto is a top-75 recruit by Collegiate Girls Basketball Report and ranked No. 20 in her position in the 2017 class. In the 2016 FIBA World Championships, Prieto averaged 6.7 points, 3.3 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.6 steals in seven games. Prieto currently plays for Duran Maquinaria Ensino Lugo in Spain and averages 10.3 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game. http://www.gousfbulls.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=7700&ATCLID=211376789
  15. USF ATHLETICS GoUSFBulls.com WEB LINK: http://bit.ly/2imxA4q FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: December 29, 2016 Follow @USFAthletics On Twitter Like USF Athletics on Facebook USF Hosts Stetson Friday TAMPA, DEC. 29, 2016 – The University of South Florida women’s basketball team returns to the Sun Dome Friday for the first time in two weeks. The Bulls will close out 2016 against Stetson in their last non-conference match-up before American Athletic Conference action kicks off Jan. 4. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. No. 23/25 USF (10-1) looks to remain undefeated at home and garner 11 wins in nonconference action for just the third time in program history. The Bulls return to the friendly confines of the Sun Dome after a successful visit to Las Vegas and the Play4Kay Shootout. USF finished the eight-team tournament with a 2-1 record, defeating Santa Clara and UNLV. The Bulls are averaging 80.5 points per game as a team and are holding opponents to 56.5 points per game. USF has yielded 60 points or more on three different occasions. The Bulls' offense ranks 22nd in Division I and its 24.0 scoring margin average is13th in the nation. Four different players average double-figures for USF, led by sophomore Kitija Laksa (Riga, Latvia) with 21.2 points per game. Laksa averages 3.91 three-pointers per game, which is second in the country behind North Dakota State’s Taylor Thunstedt, who averages 4.0 per game. The Opponent USF and the Stetson will meet for the 33rd time in program history. The Bulls hold a 22-10 series record and an 18-3 advantage in Tampa. The pair last met in 2014 and USF ran away with a 78-62 victory on Dec. 3. The Bulls have won the last 10 meetings. Stetson (11-3) is off to one of its best starts in program history and is looking to bounce back after a 56-50 loss to Tennessee State Dec. 20. The Hatters are 2-2 on the road this season, with losses at Chattanooga and at Arkansas. Stetson boasts the nation's second-best free throw shooting percentage at .815. Notables The Bulls are 4-0 at home this season and 32-4 in the Sun Dome over the past three seasons. USF has garnered 10 nonconference wins in 11 games, which is the fastest the Bulls have reached the mark in program history. The Bulls have reached 11 wins prior to the start of conference action on two other occasions: 2008-09 when the Bulls started the year 13-1 and in the 2012-13 season when they opened the season 11-2. Junior Laia Flores (Mataro, Spain) leads the country with an assists/turnover ratio of 4.28. Flores has tallied 77 assists this season and her 7.0 assists per game is 11th in Division I. USF has a rebounding margin of +14.0 which ranks fourth in the country. The Bulls average 45.1 rebounds per game. The Bulls 129 points versus Saint Francis U (Dec. 14) is 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. In her 36th game as a Bull, Laksa reached 500 career points, joining Jessica Dickson, Wanda Guyton and Angie Snyder as the fastest players in program history to reach the mark. Dickson reached 500 points her freshman season in 29 games, while it took Guyton 32 games. Laksa tied Snyder in 36 games, both reaching 500 points as sophomores. USF’s 16 three-pointers against FIU (Nov. 30) are the most three-pointers of any team in the American Athletic Conference this season. The top mark in conference history is 18 set by UConn at UC Davis on Nov. 14, 2014. The 16 three-pointers list second in The American history. USF is the only team in NCAA Division I with nine international players on its roster. USF women’s basketball season tickets, flex plans and single game tickets are on sale now by visiting USFBullsTix.com or calling 1-800-Go-Bulls.
  16. BULLS HIT VEGAS FOR PLAY4KAY TOURNAMENT December 18, 2016 By USF Matchup: USF (8-0) vs. Long Beach State (7-4) Date: Monday, Dec. 19 Time: 3:30 p.m. ET Location: Las Vegas | T-Mobile Arena Watch: bd Global Radio: AM 1040 (Mike Lefko) Follow: Listen | Stats | Twitter TAMPA, DEC. 18, 2016 – The University of South Florida women’s basketball team will play in the inaugural Play4Kay Tournament in Las Vegas this week. The three-day event will take place at the brand-new T-Mobile Arena. USF (8-0) looks to extend its win streak to nine straight games, and set a new best season start in program history. The Bulls are fresh off a 129-point performance Wednesday against Saint Francis U. USF shot a season high 65.8 percent from the floor, converting 48 of 73 attempts. The 48 field goals made ties the USF single game record. Seven Bulls scored in double figures led by junior Maria Jespersen (Arhus, Denmark). Jespersen played 27 minutes and collected 24 points, 11 rebounds, and five assists. Sophomore Kitija Laksa (Riga, Latvia) continues to lead the country with 4.25 three-point field goals per game. As a team, the Bulls average 10.3 three-pointers per game, which ranks fifth in Division I. The Tournament The eight-team women’s tournament features seven teams that won 20+ games last season and supports the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, an organization that supports funding for women’s cancer research. Opening Round Games Monday, Dec. 19 12:30 p.m. PT – USF (8-0) vs. Long Beach State (7-4) 3:00 p.m. PT – New Mexico State (7-3) vs. Quinnipiac (7-2) 5:30 p.m. PT – Oklahoma State (8-0) vs. Santa Clara (4-4) 8:00 p.m. PT – UNLV (8-1) vs. Oregon State (7-1) Consolation games will be played Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 12:30 p.m./3:00 p.m. followed by the semifinals at 5:30 p.m./8:00 p.m. Wednesday’s championship game will be at 8:00 p.m. PT. USF and the Long Beach State will meet for the first time in program history. LBSU is currently riding a four-game win streak, most recently defeating Biola 76-48 on Friday. Notables · The Bulls are 2-0 in neutral site contests this season. · The Play4Kay Tournament is the second multi-team event USF has played in this season. The Bulls went 2-0 in the Junkanoo Jam earlier this season, claiming the Lucaya Division. · USF is 8-0 for the third time in program history, the second under head coach Jose Fernandez. The Bulls have started 8-0 in 1976-77, 2012-13 and 2016-17. · The Bulls’ RPI is currently 22, and they are one of 11 remaining undefeated teams in the country. The list includes No. 1 UConn, No. 4 Maryland, No. 5 Mississippi State, No. 14 West Virginia, No. 15 Colorado, and No. 24 Virginia Tech. · The Bulls 129 points versus Saint Francis U (Dec. 14) is 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. · In her 36th game as a Bull, Laksa reached 500 career points, joining Jessica Dickson, Wanda Guyton and Angie Snyder as the fastest players in program history to reach the mark. Dickson reached 500 points her freshman season in 29 games, while it took Guyton 32 games. Laksa tied Snyder with 36 games, both reaching 500 points as sophomores. · The Bulls have only let one team score more than 65 points in a single game this season. · USF’s 16 three-pointers against FIU (Nov. 30) are the most three-pointers of any team in the American Athletic Conference this season. The top mark in conference history is 18 set by UConn at UC Davis on Nov. 14, 2014. The 16 three-pointers list second in The American history. · USF is the only team in NCAA Division I with nine international players on its roster. http://www.gousfbulls.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=7700&ATCLID=211365904
  17. After the first quarter, the Bulls lead 21-18. Laksa with 1 three. Jesperson leading the way with 11 points
  18. USF ATHLETICS GoUSFBulls.com WEB LINK: http://bit.ly/2h5nqph FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: December 19, 2016 Follow @USFAthletics On Twitter Like USF Athletics on Facebook Bulls Stumble Against Long Beach State LAS VEGAS, DEC. 19, 2016 – The University of South Florida dropped its first contest of the season Monday, in a 73-68 decision to Long Beach State. The Bulls snapped an eight-game losing streak in the opening contest of the inaugural Play4Kay Tournament in Las Vegas. USF (8-1) was led by junior Maria Jespersen (Arhus, Denmark) with her second consecutive double-double outing. Jespersen scored 16 points and shot 50 percent from the floor. The forward finished 6-of-12 from the floor and a perfect 2-for-2 from behind the arc. Jespersen grabbed a game best 12 rebounds and added three assists in 40 minutes of action. Sophomore Kitija Laksa (Riga, Latvia) finished with 18 points off six three-pointers. Junior Laia Flores(Mataro, Spain) was crucial late in the game with 13 of her 17 points in the final 20 minutes, including seven in the fourth quarter. The point guard finished with four assists and three steals. It was an evenly contested game, with both teams turning in similar numbers. USF led for 16 minutes of the first half, and entered the break with a 36-33 advantage. The 49ers tied the game at 36 in the opening possession of the third quarter but the Bulls stalled Long Beach State for the first four minutes of the quarter. A three-pointer by Gigi Hascheff gave the 49ers a lead they would never relinquish with under five minutes left in the third frame. Long Beach State (8-4) was led by Madison Montgomery with 19 points while Hascheff added 15 points. Key Stats Long Beach State won the third quarter 22-14. It was the only quarter the 49ers outscored USF. The Bulls outrebounded the 49ers 38-31 but only collected seven second chance points off 13 offensive rebounds. Notables Jespersen’s double-double performance is her third this season, and the second in as many games. She has now scored in double-figures in six games this season. Laksa has made at least three three-pointers every game this season, and has made six on four different occasions. Flores has tallied at least four assists in all but one game. Up Next USF will play Tuesday in the consolation bracket at 12:30 p.m. local time (PT). The Bulls will face the loser of the Oklahoma State and Santa Clara match-up.
  19. USF ATHLETICS GoUSFBulls.com WEB LINK: http://bit.ly/2hpcCkQ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: December 13, 2016 Follow @USFAthletics On Twitter Like USF Athletics on Facebook No. 22/19 Bulls Host Saint Francis U Wednesday TAMPA, DEC. 13, 2016 – The University of South Florida women’s basketball team has a chance to match its best start in program history when it hosts Saint Francis U Wednesday. The Bulls return to the Sun Dome after two games on the road. USF (7-0) is fresh off a 78-59 win at Arkansas State and holds steady at No. 22 in the AP poll. The Bulls’ RPI is currently 13 in NCAA Division I, and are one of 12 remaining undefeated teams in the country. The list includes No. 1 UConn, No. 4 Maryland, No. 5 Mississippi State, No. 14 West Virginia, No. 15 Colorado, and No. 24 Virginia Tech. The Bulls are 31-4 in the Sun Dome over the past three seasons. Promotions Wednesday is USF’s annual Teddy Bear Toss. Fans are encouraged to bring a teddy bear to donate or can purchase one at Gate A. How it works: Step One: Bring a teddy bear to the USF Women's Basketball game or purchase one at the game for $5 (cash only) at the marketing table near Gate A. Step Two: Register your bear at the marketing table at Gate A Step Three: At halftime, prizes will be placed all over the floor of the Sun Dome Step Four: If you hit a prize, it's yours! Meet back at the marketing table at Gate A to claim your prize Step Five: The USF Women's Basketball team will donate your teddy bear to foster children for the holidays Fans are also invited to participate in Associate Head Coach Jeff Osterman’s Giving Tree. Any unwrapped toys can be dropped off by the Angel Tree in the Sun Dome. The teddy bears and toys will be donated to local foster children in the Tampa Bay area thanks to the Hillsborough County Foster Angels Inc. The Opponent USF and the Red Flash will meet for the second time in program history and with USF winning the only meeting. The Bulls defeated SFU 86-74 in Tampa on Dec. 31, 2009. Wednesday is SFU’s (3-4) second game of a seven-game road swing. The Red Flash defeated Coastal Carolina 70-59 Monday night to snap a two-game losing streak. Saint Francis put three players in double figures led by 18 from Maya Wynn. Jessica Kovatch added 17 points and Ace Harrison chipped in 16 points and 17 rebounds. Notables The Bulls are 7-0 for the first time since the 2012-13 season, the third time under head coach Jose Fernandez. The program’s longest undefeated streak is 8-0, which it has reached twice, once in 1976-77 and again in 2012-13. In her 36th game as a Bull, Laksa reached 500 career points, joining Jessica Dickson, Wanda Guyton and Angie Snyder as the fastest players in program history to reach the mark. Dickson reached 500 points her freshman season in 29 games, while it took Guyton 32 games. Laksa tied Snyder with 36 games, both reaching 500 points as sophomores. The Bulls have not allowed more than 65 points in a game this season. USF’s 16 three-pointers against FIU are the most three-pointers of any team in the American Athletic Conference this season. The top mark in conference history is 18 set by UConn at UC Davis on Nov. 14, 2014. The 16 three-pointers list second in The American history. USF is the only team in NCAA Division I with nine international players on its roster. USF women’s basketball season tickets, flex plans and single game tickets are on sale now by visiting USFBullsTix.com or calling 1-800-Go-Bulls.
  20. USF ATHLETICS GoUSFBulls.com WEB LINK: http://bit.ly/2ghr9Ol FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: December 6, 2016 Follow @USFAthletics On Twitter Like USF Athletics on Facebook Bulls Enter National Polls at No. 22 TAMPA, DEC. 6, 2016 – The University of South Florida women’s basketball team returned to the national rankings in week 5, checking in at No. 22 in both the AP and USA Today Coaches polls. The Bulls are 6-0 to start the season for the sixth time in program history and the fourth under head coach Jose Fernandez. USF has taken down two NCAA tournament teams from one year ago by a margin of +14.5 and is currently outscoring teams by 26 points per game. USF is just one of 19 remaining undefeated teams in Division I. USF currently ranks fifth in Division I with 10.5 three-point field goals per game, led by Kitija Laksa who leads the country with 4.83 three-point field goals per game. The Bulls have held opponents to 65 points or less, including FIU to just 41 points last week, a season low. The Bulls ended last season at No. 22 and have received votes every week this season. USF’s highest program ranking is No. 15, which it reached last season Jan. 18, the 11th week of the 2015-16 season. USF returns to action Sunday, Dec. 11 at Arkansas State in Jonesboro, Ark. at 3 p.m. ET.
  21. USF ATHLETICS GoUSFBulls.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Web Link: http://bit.ly/2gx59Q0 Bulls Rally Past Butler, Improve to 6-0 By TOM ZEBOLD USF Senior Writer INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., DEC. 2, 2016 – USF improved to 6-0 for the first time since the 2012-13 season by grinding out a 74-59 win over Butler at historic Hinkle Fieldhouse on Friday night. Laia Flores scored 13 of her career-high 18 points in the second half after the Bulls trailed at the break for the first time this season. The junior guard from Spain added eight assists and made three of USF’s 11 3-pointers just a game after the Bulls broke the school record with 16. Senior Ariadna Pujol (Spain) scored in double figures for the fifth consecutive game with 13 points. Junior Laura Ferreira (Portugal) reached double digits for the first time this season with 12 points and was 4-for-4 from the free throw line. Sophomore Kitija Laksa is just two points shy of 500 in her collegiate career after finishing with 11 points. Freshman Tamara Henshaw (Palm Coast, Fla.) posted eight points and eight rebounds, while junior Maria Jespersen (Denmark) added seven points and eight rebounds. USF improved to 6-0 for the fourth time under head coach Jose Fernandez and is two wins shy of matching the program’s best start to a season. This time, the Bulls accomplished the feat in comeback fashion. Butler (2-5) started the game on a 10-1 run, but the Bulls seized control by the end of the first quarter with a 13-0 run in the final four minutes. USF knocked down three 3-pointers during the scoring sequence and Pujol’s basket from long range gave the Bulls a 16-14 lead with 15 seconds remaining. USF continued on a 16-0 run at the start of the second quarter, with 3-pointers by Laksa and Ferreira, before Butler bounced back. The lead ended up changing hands seven times in the quarter and the Bulldogs headed into the locker room with a 31-30 advantage. Jespersen’s 3-pointer put USF ahead in the first minute of the second half, but it was the Bulls’ ability to get aggressive that led to a 52-43 edge by the end of the third quarter. USF made seven free throws during the period and scored 10 points on layups. Flores shined in the fourth quarter with 11 points and USF’s defense held an opponent to less than 66 points for the sixth straight game. Key Stats: 11 – The number of 3-pointers made by the Bulls after they drained seven in the opening half. 13 – The number of turnovers forced by the Bulls in the second half. USF scored 26 points off 20 total Butler turnovers. 25 – Total points scored by USF players off the bench. Laura Ferreira posted her first game in double figures this season with 12 points. Notables: - USF improved to 3-0 in its all-time series with the Bulldogs and 2-0 in games at Butler. The Bulls posted a 71-67 win at Butler back on Nov. 25, 1990. - USF (6-0) is two wins shy of matching the program’s best start to a season. - Laia Flores scored in double figures for the third time this season with a career-high 18 points. Flores’ previous career high of 12 points were scored against Georgia on Nov. 26. - Kitija Laksa has made at least one 3-pointer in 10 consecutive games, dating back to last season.
  22. 1 1 Notre Dame 0.8118 0.8058 -0.0060 2 1 South Florida 0.7956 0.8009 0.0053 3 -2 Connecticut 0.8190 0.7726 -0.0464
  23. Halftime: USF 34 Georgia 31