WHO: No. 3 UConn (26-2, 13-2) at USF (19-8, 8-6) WHEN: Saturday at noon WHERE: Sun Dome RADIO: 1010-AM and BullsCast on GoUSFBulls.com (Alex Perlman and Brigid Merenda) PURCHASE TICKETS
By TOM ZEBOLD
USF Senior Writer
TAMPA - The Bulls shoot for their third victory over a ranked
team this season when No. 3 UConn visits the Sun Dome on Senior Day.
USF (19-8, 8-6) has won three of its past four games and seeks its first-ever win over the Huskies when the programs
meet up Saturday at noon.
"We knew at the start of the season
that we'd have a chance to get a big win here at the Sun Dome on Senior Day,
and the team has been playing extremely well of late, so I am very excited to
see what we can do against the Huskies," head coach Jose Fernandez said.
UConn (26-2, 13-2) has won 14 of
its past 15 games while Geno Auriemma recently became only the second women's Division I head
coach to win 400 games in a single conference. Auriemma picked up Big East
victory No. 401 when the Huskies defeated Pittsburgh, 76-36, on Tuesday.
The Bulls are looking to bounce
back from a 68-56 loss at Rutgers on Tuesday. Freshman guard Courtney Williams
stepped up with 15 points and Andrea Smith added 11 points in USF's first loss
since St. John's on Feb. 12. Smith (16.8 ppg) continues to lead the Bulls in
scoring and the Lakeland, Fla., native ranks fourth in the Big East.
The Bulls wrap up their regular
season 8 p.m. Monday at Georgetown. The Big East Championship will be held
March 8-12 at the XL Center in Hartford, Conn. The Bulls have already clinched
a bye to the second round.