Dickson leads USF past Seton Hall
In a game the Bulls needed to win to feel confident about their chances of returning to the NCAA Tournament, senior Jessica Dickson scored 27 points to lead USF to a convincing 79-62 win against Seton Hall in the first round of the Big East tournament in Hartford, Conn.
The Bulls (20-10) have beaten Seton Hall twice in five days, giving them a clear advantage for the eighth spot that would go to a Big East team. USF now advances to face top-seeded Connecticut on Sunday at 2 p.m. -- the last time they faced the Huskies in Hartford, the Bulls took UConn to overtime before losing there.
For fans worried about USF falling short of the NCAA cut, you can breathe a sigh of relief. It's hard to imagine the Bulls getting snubbed now after two big wins in the last week, regardless of the score against Connecticut on Sunday.
The win is the first for USF's women's team in a Big East tournament, and only the fourth conference tournament win in the program's history. USF had been 3-22 entering Saturday's game.