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South Florida Bulls women's basketball season preview


No. Player Ht. Pos. Yr.

1 Jasmine Wynne 5-7 G So.

2L. Doomes-Stephens5-10 G/F Jr.

3 Kaneisha Saunders 5-7 G/F Fr.

4 Tiffany Conner 5-9 G Fr.

5 Dominique English 5-6 G Jr.

10 Sequoyah Griffin 5-9 G Jr.

11 Porche Grant 6-2 F Sr.

12 Jessica Monroe 6-3 F/C Fr.

No. Player Ht. Pos. Yr.

13 Tahira Johnson 6-1 F Fr.

15 Allyson Speed 5-9 G Sr.

21 Janae Stokes 5-7 G Sr.

22 Aleshia Flowers 6-1 F Fr.

23 Jessica Lawson 6-3 C Sr.

33 Daleisha Carn 6-0 G Jr.*

42 Melissa Dalembert 6-3 F Sr.

* sitting out after transferring from Alabama


Friday Florida A&M, 7

Nov. 16 St. Peter's, 5

Nov. 18 at Wake Forest, 5

Nov. 21 North Florida, 7

Nov. 27 Montana*, 6

Nov. 28 Loyola Mt./Saint Louis*, 4/6

Nov. 30 at UC Irvine, 8

Dec. 4 Washington, 7

Dec. 13 Jacksonville, 4:30

Dec. 17 Tulane, 7

Dec. 19 N.C. Central^, 4

Dec. 20 East Carolina Houston Baptist^, noon/2

Dec. 31 St. Francis (Pa.), 2

Jan. 4 at Connecticut, 7

Jan. 9 Georgetown, 7

Jan. 12 at Notre Dame, 7

Jan. 16 Syracuse, 4:30

Jan. 20 Pittsburgh, 7

Jan. 23 at St. John's, 2:30

Jan. 30 at Cincinnati, noon

Feb. 2 Villanova, 7

Feb. 6 Rutgers, 2

Feb. 9 at Marquette, 9

Feb. 13 at Seton Hall, 2

Feb. 17 at Georgetown, 8

Feb. 20 West Virginia, 4:30

Feb. 23 Providence, 7

Feb. 27 at Louisville, 2

March 1 DePaul, 7

* L.A. Thanksgiving Classic ^USF Shootout, Sun Dome

Coach: Jose Fernandez (143-133, ninth season at USF)

Last season: 27-10, 8-8 (eighth in Big East). WNIT champion.

Notable: Six postseason appearances are great, but the past three have been the WNIT. It will probably take a top-eight finish in the Big East to get to the NCAA Tournament. Fernandez has three experienced frontcourt players, led by C Jessica Lawson, who was granted a sixth year of eligibility and averaged 10.6 points and 6.7 rebounds per game last season. G Janae Stokes led the NCAA with 116 3-pointers, and sophomore Jasmine Wynne, who played well in the postseason, takes over as the starting point guard. Fernandez has eight newcomers, with junior college transfers Leondra Doomes-Stephens and Sequoyah Griffin likely to make the biggest impact. The NCAA selection committee cited a weak nonconference schedule in passing over the Bulls last spring, so USF needs to beat Wake Forest and Montana, the only non-conference foes that were in last season's top 100 in the RPI ratings.

South Florida Bulls women's basketball season preview 11/07/09 [Last modified: Saturday, November 7, 2009 4:51pm]
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