Who: Tulane Green Wave (6) vs. South Florida Bulls (2)
Where: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut
When: 7:30 PM
Watch: ESPNU, WatchESPN app
Listen: 1010 AM
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The stars are aligned for a USF-UConn rematch in tomorrow night's conference championship game. Before that, the Bulls will have to beat Tulane one more time. USF first beat them on January 4th by 13 points, and again on January 25th by 19 points.
Last night Alisia Jenkins took over the entire game, earning a double-double two minutes before half time. She was pulled out to rest early in the second half, finishing the night with 23 points and 14 rebounds in just 26 minutes played. Courtney Williams was fairly quiet, scoring six points in her 20 minutes of play. Memphis was dead in the water by half time, down 42-19 to USF. Jose Fernandez put in his second platoon with about 17:30 left in the game, and they went on to keep pummeling the Tigers until the final buzzer. The final score was USF 79, Memphis 51.
Tonight, Tulane's offense will be led by sophomore guard Courtnie Latham, who is a well-balanced offensive and defensive player, sharpshooting senior guard Jamie Kaplan, and sophomore guard Leslie Vorpahl. Senior forward Adesuwa Ebomwonyi and junior forward Tierra Jones are decent rebounders who shoot well from the baseline. Tulane's players are generally shorter and slower than USF's, so this will be the Bulls' game to lose.
If the excellent rebounding of Alisia Jenkins and Katelyn Weber continues, the Bulls should beat Tulane in transition and be able to run away with this game too. UConn is currently commencing its destruction of East Carolina, so soon there should be just two teams left in the tournament. Follow along in the comments below to see how things are going.