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USF Seeks Its 11th Straight Win Over Pirates

February 15, 2013

WHO: Seton Hall (8-16, 3-8) at USF (16-7, 5-5)
WHEN: 7 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: Sun Dome
RADIO: 1010-AM and BullsCast on GoUSFBulls.com



USF Senior Writer

TAMPA - The Bulls seek their 11th consecutive victory over Seton Hall 7 p.m. Saturday when the programs meet up at the Sun Dome.

Andrea Smith scored a game-high 21 points to help USF lead from start to finish in a 74-52 win over the Pirates on Jan. 22 in New Jersey. Freshmen Alisia Jenkins and Courtney Williams combined for 27 points to help the Bulls get to 10-0 against Seton Hall since they joined the Big East.

Seton Hall (8-16, 3-8) is looking to snap a four-game losing streak while the Bulls hope to get back on track after a 65-59 loss to St. John's on Tuesday night at the Sun Dome. Jenkins continued her stellar debut season with the Bulls by posting her third straight double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds. The forward has four double-doubles overall this season and leads all Big East players with 10.1 boards per game in conference play.

"I'm kind of getting into the groove of things," the forward said. "I'm not scared to shoot the ball. I'll get the ball and drive in now."

The Bulls will hit the road after Saturday's game to face Louisville 7 p.m. Wednesday before returning to the Sun Dome to host Syracuse at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23.


- Seton Hall has not surpassed the 50-point mark in its past five games.

- The Bulls rank second in the Big East in free throw percentage (76.8) while junior Inga Orekhova is the top player in the league (24-for-25).

- USF head coach Jose Fernandez is going for his 206th career victory on Saturday night. Fernandez already is the winningest basketball coach in USF history.


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