USF women vs. Montana
When/where: 6 Friday, Gersten Pavilion, Los Angeles.
Records: USF 2-2, Montana 1-3.
Notable: This opens the Thanksgiving Classic. Saturday, the Bulls face Loyola Marymount or St. Louis. … Montana went 28-5 last season and made the NCAA Tournament. But three of its top four scorers are gone. … G/F Lauren Beck (14.3 per game) and F Sarah Ena (13) lead it in scoring. … The Bulls have struggled, losing in overtime to Florida A&M and losing soundly at Wake Forest. … They have had steady scoring from two seniors, C Jessica Lawson (16.3 points and 12.8 rebounds per game) and G Janae Stokes (16 points per game, 16 3-pointers). … Freshman G KaNeisha Saunders (12.3 points per game) has become a starter.
Greg Auman, Times staff writer