Women's basketball preview: USF Bulls vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
USF women vs. No. 2 Notre Dame
When/where: 7; Sun Dome, Tampa
Records: Notre Dame 12-1, 1-0 Big East; USF 11-2, 0-0
Notable: Notre Dame jumped from fifth to second in the AP Top 25 on Monday after Saturday's 73-72 road win over No. 1 Connecticut. The Irish have defeated the Huskies in five of their past six games, including the past two Final Fours. … The player to watch is PG Skylar Diggins, a three-time All-American who averages 14.8 points and 5.9 assists; 5-11 G Kayle McBride is the top scorer at 15.7 points and 6-3 F Natalie Achonwa is at 14.1. … USF opens Big East play with hopes of a winning conference record and its first trip to the NCAAs since 2005-06.
Times staff writer