USF women at No. 9 West Virginia
When/where: 4; WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, W.Va.
Records: USF 9-10, 0-5 Big East; West Virginia 18-1, 4-1
Notable: The Bulls have dropped six in a row and face a West Virginia team that has won 29 straight games on its homecourt. The Mountaineers have beaten the Bulls in five straight meetings and have the Big East's toughest defense, allowing 46.9 points per game. … USF has one solid scorer in junior G Andrea Smith, third in the conference at 16.5 points per game, and the league's top rebounder in senior C Porche Grant (10.1 rebounds per game). But the Bulls haven't shot well enough as a team to close out close games. … West Virginia's top scorers are a pair of seniors, F Madina Ali (13.8 ppg) and G Liz Repella (13.5).
Greg Auman, Times staff writer