Women: USF at Marquette
When/where: 8; Al McGuire Center, Milwaukee
Radio: 1010-AMRecords: USF 13-1; Marquette 9-5
Notable: After the best start in the program's history, this is the kind of game the Bulls need to win if they want to make the NCAA Tournament. Last year's team opened 10-2 then finished the season 6-14, losing in the first round of the Women's NIT. … The stats show the Bulls to be a tougher team, ranking second nationally in scoring and scoring margin and first in turnover margin and steals. What's more, USF won at Marquette last season, and the Golden Eagles are just 5-4 at home. … Both teams favor their guards — Marquette is led by Krystal Ellis (14.9 ppg) and Angel Robinson (12.8), while USF's top three scorers are Gs Shantia Grace (16.8), Jazmine Sepulveda (14.9) and Janae Stokes (14.5).
Greg Auman, Times staff writer