USF women vs. Saint Francis (Pa.)
When/where: 2, Sun Dome, Tampa.
Records: USF 8-4, St. Francis 2-6.
Notable: USF has struggled at home, with losses to Florida A&M, East Carolina and Tulane. The Red Flash's record won't scare anyone, but they lost at Pittsburgh by a 75-70 score, so the Bulls need to take the game seriously, if only as the final tuneup before they open Big East play Monday at Connecticut. The Bulls are getting a double double from senior C Jessica Lawson (14.7 points, 10.9 rebounds per game) and five other players average nine or more points. St. Francis' top scorer is 5-6 G Britney Hodges at 16.6 points per game. USF needs every win it can get to continue a streak of six straight postseasons.
Greg Auman, Times staff writer