The duo of Sydni Harvey and Elena Tsineke received American Athletic Conference Player of the Week and Freshmen of the Week after a dominating 99-51 performance over Temple this past week. Sydni and Elena combined for 50 points, nearly outscoring the Owls entire team by themselves.
Get the brooms out, it's a sweep! Congratulations to our backcourt duo of @SydniHarvey3 and @ETsineke on being named @American_WBB Player & Freshman of the Week.— USF W. Basketball (@USFWBB) February 10, 2020
Sydni 2⃣5⃣ pts. vs. Temple, 7⃣-8⃣ from
Elena 2⃣5⃣ pts. vs. Temple, 4⃣ assists#HornsUp pic.twitter.com/ZQ5ti48R9t
Sophomore guard Sydni Harvey was unstoppable from behind the arc, hitting seven of eight three-pointers and adding four free throws to get to the quarter century mark. Harvey also added two steals and two assists in 28 minutes of play.
Freshman guard Elena Tsineke went eight for eighteen on field goals, including three for seven from the three point line, while adding six free throws to give her a career high 25 points. The Greek native added four assists and three rebounds, giving USF one of the most complete performances this season. She also was on the receiving end of a nifty behind the back pass from Elisa Pinzan to get to no. 7 on SportsCenter’s Top 10 plays.
Not a bad way to start a big week for the Bulls! Slotted in at No. 7 on @ESPN @SportsCenter's Top 10 list on Monday morning. @PinzanElisa's sweet dish to @ETsineke. Great 99-51 dub against Temple.#HornsUp pic.twitter.com/TKrGcf4uM8— USF W. Basketball (@USFWBB) February 10, 2020
USF women’s basketball will look to make a statement win away from the Yuengling Center as they travel to Tulane who is 7-3 in the conference so far this year.
Justin Brown Receives Weekly Honor Roll Accolade
USF men’s basketball forward Justin Brown also received praise, making the American Athletic Conference weekly honor roll for his performance at Memphis.
Our guy @ctgjb was an animal Saturday at Memphis and lands on the @American_MBB Honor Roll.— USF Men's Basketball (@USFMBB) February 10, 2020
He finished with 1️⃣4️⃣ points and a career-high 1️⃣6️⃣ rebounds in our second straight dub at @FedExForum. #TakeNotice pic.twitter.com/oyftHzyWbZ
The junior scored 14 points and a career-high 16 rebounds as the Bulls defeated Memphis 75-73 in the programs first Quad 1 victory since NET rankings began in 2017-2018. USF men’s basketball is now on a three game win streak thanks to their post play, out rebounding the last three opponents 117-79 and outscoring them 82-70 in the paint.
The team will look to continue their win streak when no. 25 Houston comes to Tampa on Wednesday February 12th at 9 pm.