It wasn’t pretty, but it was enough. The South Florida Bulls women’s basketball team was able to scrape together enough points to knock off Wichita State 48-44 in the quarterfinals of the AAC Tournament in Fort Worth on Tuesday afternoon.
#USF head coach Jose Fernandez joins the media on Zoom:— Will Turner (@WTurner247) March 9, 2021
“It wasn’t a very good basketball game…if I was watching it on TV, I would’ve turned the TV off."
Never a man to mince his words, head coach Jose Fernandez was pretty blunt with the media after the game. And he was right.
USF shot an anemic 24% from the field, and 19% from behind the arc. Luckily, the defense traveled to Texas. Hopefully the offense can get overnighted via FedEx. USF missed 11 consecutive shots in the first quarter, and followed that up with two separate runs of seven misses in a row.
Sydni Harvey scored a game-high 14 points on 3-for-12 shooting. She added seven rebounds, and three assists. Elena Tsineke was the only other Bull in double figures with 12 points.
Bethy Mununga, and Shae Leverett did not practice in the days leading up to Tuesday’s game, and it showed. The duo combined for just four points, while Mununga added 15 rebounds. Nine different Bulls played at least ten minutes.
Fernandez says that #USF is going to need more out of Maria Alvarez and Kristyna Brabencova for the rest of the tournament… says the perimeter play has “got to be better.”— Will Turner (@WTurner247) March 9, 2021
USF will face Tulane on Wednesday in the AAC Tournament semifinals at 5:30 p.m. on ESPN+. The Bulls beat the Green Wave twice in the regular season.