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USF Women’s Basketball No. 22 in Latest AP Poll, Faces No. 2 Baylor Tonight

Bulls moving up in the poll. Their reward? No. 2 Baylor.

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After two convincing wins over Howard and VCU, the South Florida Bulls women’s basketball team moved up three spots to No. 22 in the latest AP Women’s basketball poll, released on Monday.

Powered by two double-doubles from JUCO transfer Bethy Mununga, and a 20-point outburst from freshman guard Maria Alvarez against VCU, the Bulls are 4-0 to begin the season for the fourth consecutive year.

Alvarez was named American Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week, while Mununga was tabbed to the honor roll for last week’s performances.

No. 2 Baylor Becomes USF’s first of three 2019 Final Four Opponents

Happy Birthday Jose Fernandez! Your gift is facing reigning NCAA national champion and 2nd-ranked Baylor.

The Lady Bears are destroying their competition so far this year, winning by an average margin of 70.7 points per game. That’s not a misprint. Baylor has six players scoring in double figures, led by NaLyssa Smith’s 19.3 PPG.

Baylor hasn’t taken many three’s so far this season (10-for-20), so Mununga, Beatriz Jordao, Tamara Henshaw, and Shae Levertt will all have to contribute to defending the post, boxing out, and grabbing every rebounds.

The game starts at 8 p.m. on ESPN+. You can sign up for ESPN+ by clicking this link.

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