Fresh off a sixth straight 20-win season and fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance, the USF women’s basketball team released their American Athletic Conference slate on Thursday.
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The Bulls will begin AAC play on the road at Temple on January 5, before facing UCF in the first home conference contest at the Yuengling Center on January 8.
USF will travel to powerhouse UConn for the third conference tilt on January 13 at 1 p.m. on ESPN. Nine of the Bulls 18 conference games will be nationally televised, including both matchups with the Huskies.
Following the UConn game, USF will host Tulane at 2 p.m. on January 19 (with the men’s team playing at 8 p.m.) and then Memphis on January 23.
In February, the Bulls will make their annual trip to Orlando to face UCF on February 3 and then head to New Orleans for a game against Tulane on February 6.
The Bulls will take on East Carolina and Wichita State only one time this season, facing the Pirates in Greenville on February 20 and then returning to the Yuengling Center for the Shockers on February 23.
USF’s longest stretch out of state comes late in the season when the Bulls play at Houston on February 27 and then Cincinnati on March 2.
Fittingly, the Bulls regular season finale will be at home against the top-ranked UConn Huskies on Monday, March 4 at 7 p.m on ESPN2.
The 2019 American Athletic Conference Tournament will again take place in the Huskies backyard in Ucansville, CT at Mohegan Sun Arena on March 8-11.
Before AAC play however, USF will tip off the season on the road at Ohio State on November 6 and host three out of conference teams (Albany, Bethune Cookman, Oklahoma) in the opening month.