Tonight: USF women at DePaul
When/where: 8; McGrath Arena, Chicago
Records: USF 18-9, 5-8 Big East; DePaul 20-7, 8-5
Notable: A loss at West Virginia on Saturday hurt USF's hopes of making the NCAA Tournament, so a win in Chicago, where DePaul is 12-1, would help get the Bulls back on the bubble. … DePaul hit 14 3-pointers in its win against Syracuse, with 11 coming from guards Deirdre Naughton and Sam Quigley. USF has the Big East's second-worst 3-point defense, so that could spell trouble. The Bulls are the league's worst 3-point shooting team, hitting just 26 percent, and yet only one team has taken more shots beyond the arc. … Senior guard Shantia Grace's scoring has dropped off enough that she's barely USF's leading scorer in Big East play, with just three more total points than senior center Jessica Lawson, who continues to play well. … Four of DePaul's losses are to Connecticut, Louisville and Notre Dame (twice), so this one won't come easy for the Bulls, who have won three of their past four road games.
Greg Auman, Times staff writer