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USF men, women lose at West Virginia



In a span of two days, USF's men's and women's basketball teams lost at West Virginia, with the women's team taking a 26-point loss on Saturday and the men's team following with a 10-point loss on Sunday.

The men's team dropped to 7-14 and 1-7 in Big East play, getting 20 points and 10 rebounds from Augustus Gilchrist but having no other players in double figures; the Bulls went 1-for-13 on 3-point attempts. USF played close early, but went nearly nine minutes without scoring late in the first half, allowing West Virginia to build an 11-point halftime lead. The Bulls got no closer than seven points in the second half.

USF's women's team (9-11, 0-6 in Big East) has lost seven in a row after Saturday's 78-52 loss. Andrea Smith had 16 points to lead the Bulls, but did so on 4-of-18 shooting; twin sister Andrell Smith had 12 on 4-for-14 shooting. The seven-game losing streak is the longest for Jose Fernandez since his Bulls lost 11 straight in 2003 on the way to a 7-20 record.

[Last modified: Sunday, January 23, 2011 4:35pm]


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