USF vs. No. 7 Louisville
When/where: 7; Sun Dome, Tampa
Records: Louisville 16-1, 3-0 Big East; USF 14-3, 1-2
Notable: USF is coming off an overtime win against St. John's, but will have its hands full with 6-1 F Angel McCoughtry, a surefire first-round WNBA draft pick. McCoughtry is second in the Big East in scoring (21.2), third in rebounding (8.7) and first in steals. USF is second in the league in scoring, while Louisville is second in defense, allowing 53.1 points per game. USF leads the league with eight 3-pointers per game, while Louisville has the toughest 3-point defense, holding opponents to 24 percent shooting beyond the arc. Senior C Jessica Lawson, who scored 19 against St. John's, has picked up her play in the last five games, averaging 11.2 points and shooting 68 percent in that span.
Greg Auman, Times staff writer