USF women’s basketball will live to fight another day in 2019.
The Bulls were selected as one of 32 at-large bids for the the Women’s National Invitational Tournament and they will host the Stetson Hatters on Thursday at 7 p.m. inside the Yuengling Center.
WE'RE HOSTING!— USF W. Basketball (@USFWBB) March 19, 2019
Be at the @yuenglingcenter Thursday for our return to the postseason! Bulls are playing Stetson on Thursday, March 21!
We're so excited to share this with you!
Tickets, parking, broadcast, and a look into the match-up here ⬇️https://t.co/W7k7Q6BoQA pic.twitter.com/pqBlW3TDtk
BREAKING: 2019 Postseason #WNIT first-round matchups released!— WNIT (@WomensNIT) March 19, 2019
DETAILS https://t.co/d0dn82RMsm pic.twitter.com/ANjMhb1XNS
So proud of this team and all they overcame this season. EIGHT straight postseasons for @USFWBB! Come out and support the Bulls on Thursday night! (Game time to be confirmed by the tournament folks tomorrow but we’ve requested 7pm). #HornsUp https://t.co/1BfCpVPuIL— Michael Kelly (@MKellyUSF) March 19, 2019
For the Bulls, this is a great accomplishment to earn a postseason bid despite suffering four season-ending injuries to seniors Kitija Laksa, Laura Ferriera, freshman Beatriz Jordao, and redshirt freshman Silvia Serrat.
This may be head coach Jose Fernandez’s greatest coaching performance to date. He and his staff managed to win 18 games while playing only seven players most nights, including two true freshmen logging major minutes in the backcourt.
The Bulls’ opponent, Stetson finished the season 16-14, but went 11-5 in the Atlantic Sun Conference. They lost three of their last four games including a loss to Kennesaw State in the ASUN tournament.
Tickets start at $12 in the 200 level and $17 in 100 level. Student tickets are free.