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USF women narrowly miss top 25

USF senior Ariadna Pujol totaled 49 points in victories against North Carolina and Georgia in the Bahamas last week.

WILL VRAGOVIC | Times

USF senior Ariadna Pujol totaled 49 points in victories against North Carolina and Georgia in the Bahamas last week.

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Despite victories against name brands North Carolina and Georgia in a three-day span last week in the Bahamas, the undefeated USF women barely failed to crack the top 25 in the latest Associated Press poll released Monday.

The Bulls (4-0), who already have defeated two teams (Georgia, Jacksonville) that reached last season's NCAA Tournament, received more total points (51) than any unranked team. They can notch their first 5-0 start in four years Wednesday evening when they host FIU.

Buoyed by the long-range proficiency of sophomore Kitija Laksa USF (4-0), the Bulls trounced the Tar Heels and Bulldogs by a combined 44 points at the Junkanoo Jam in the Bahamas. Laksa, who scored 34 points in both games and finished 14-of-27 from 3-point range for the tournament, was named the event's MVP.

On Monday, she was named American Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week. Senior Ariadna Pujol was named a tournament all-star after totaling 49 points in the two contests, including a 26-point, seven-rebound effort in USF's 83-55 rout of North Carolina on Thanksgiving Day.

[Last modified: Monday, November 28, 2016 1:39pm]

    

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