Women's hoops: USF up next

By Greg Auman, Times Staff Writer
Published February 23, 2008

USF at Georgetown

When/where: 3 p.m.; McDonough Arena, Washington

Radio: 1010-AM

Records: USF 13-12, 3-9 Big East; Georgetown 13-12, 3-9

Scouting report: Another must win for USF, trying to earn one of 12 spots in the Big East tournament and in a three-way tie for 12th with Georgetown and Seton Hall. The Hoyas have dropped three straight, while USF is coming off a home win against Villanova in which it matched a Big East record with three turnovers. USF guard Shantia Grace has averaged 28.5 points the last four games, raising her season average to 18.6, and the Bulls got 19 each from guard Jazmine Sepulveda and forward ChiChi Okpaleke against Villanova. Grace needs 25 assists in the last four games to become USF's career assists leader, passing Renee Bellamy (1991-94). Georgetown has only one player in double figures: forward Kieraah Marlow, who averages 14. USF's next two opponents - Notre Dame and Pittsburgh - are 8-4 in conference play, and the Bulls have yet to win two straight in 2008, going 3-10 after a 10-2 start.