USF women rout Bearcats for first Big East win
USF women's basketball bounced back from an 0-2 start in conference play, cruising to a 77-44 victory against Cincinnati in the Sun Dome on Tuesday night for the Bulls' first conference victory.
The Bulls (12-4) went a ridiculous 8-for-13 on 3-pointers for the game, a 61 percent clip beyond the arc, with Andrea Smith going 3-for-4 on the way to a game-high 17 points, one more than twin sister Andrell Smith, who went 2-for-3. Freshman Alisia Jenkins continues to play well inside, getting eight points and 12 rebounds to lead the Bulls to a 42-32 rebounding advantage.
Defensively, USF forced 25 turnovers and held the Bearcats (8-8) to 32 percent shooting. The Bulls now hit the road for their next two, playing Saturday at Villanova (13-2) and Tuesday at Seton Hall (7-10). The Wildcats' RPI is 10, making it a huge road win if the Bulls (RPI 69) can get it; the Pirates (RPI 221) are a road game the Bulls need to win.