South Florida will look to end a dubious 11-year streak and win a conference tournament game when it plays Tulane at 9 tonight in the opening round of the Metro Tournament. The fourth-seeded Bulls (14-12), the most improved team in the league, won both regular-season meetings against No.
5 seed Tulane (15-11). USF sophomore guard Tammy Van Oppen was a near unanimous pick (35 of a possible 36 votes) to the Metro first-team. Senior forward Renee Bellamy was named to the second team, while freshman point guard Jenny Koeppel was named to the all-rookie team.
Iowa senior Necole Tunsil of St. Petersburg was named player of the week for the third time this season.
_ BRIAN LANDMAN, TIMES WIRES