USF Women’s Basketball Heads South on I-75 to the Gulf Coast Showcase

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Series: George Tech leads, 5-0
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Last game: Nov. 22 vs. New Hampshire, W, 75-57
Next game: Nov. 26 v. Michigan/Air Force, TBA
head coach: Jose Fernandez
Alma mater: FIU, 1994
Career: 422-285 (23rd Season)
at USF: The same thing

Last game: Nov. 20 vs. Georgia, L, 66-52
Next game: Nov. 26 vs. #22/23 Michigan/Air Force, TBA
head coach: Nell Fortner
Alma mater: Texas, 1982
Career: 223-149 (15th season)
at Georgia Tech: 61-32 (Fourth Season)

TAMPA (November 24, 2022) – The University of South Florida women’s basketball team heads south on Interstate 75 to attend the Gulf Coast Showcase at the Hertz Arena in Ft. Myers, 25-27 November. The Bulls open the event on Friday when they take on Georgia Tech at 7:30 p.m. and then play either #22/23 Michigan or Air Force on Saturday. South Florida will wrap up Sunday’s event against No. 21/20 Baylor, Belmont, Buffalo or Villanova.

The Bulls, having one of their best starts in program history, are looking to improve to 7-0 for the first time since the 2012-13 season and fifth (2012-13, 2006-07, 2001-02, 1999) – 00) in their 50+ seasons. South Florida’s best start was 8-0, twice, during the 2016-17 and 1976-77 campaigns.

Florida State transfer and former McDonald’s High School All-American Sammie Puisis Four players have a double-digit lead in the rating column with an average of 16.5 points per game Dulcy Fankam Menjiadeu and Elena Tsineke score 16.0 and 15.8 points per game respectively. Karl Brito is averaging double digits and averaging 12.2 points per game after her career-high 26 points against New Hampshire on Nov. 22.

Fankam Mendjiadeu leads the Bulls with 9.3 boards per game, and Brito is right behind averaging 8.2 rebounds per game.

Georgia Tech is entering its game against the Bulls with a 3-1 record this year, beating Auburn (57-51) on Nov. 16 and losing to Georgia (66-52) on Nov. 20 in its last two games .

Cameron Swartz is one of two players to score in double figures for Georgia Tech, averaging 16.0 points per game, leading the team while Bianca Jackson is second to averaging 12.0 points per contest.

Nerea Hermosa leads the team on the glass, averaging 6.8 rebounds per game, while Kayla Blackshear is second and pulling down 6.5 per game.

All Gulf Coast Showcase games are streamed live on FloHoops ($).

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South Florida recorded its 10thth 20-win season during the 2021-22 campaign while playing in his sixth American Athletic Conference championship game in his nine years in the conference. Reached the cops her highest national finish of the season when she checked in 13th in the Associated Press Top 25 poll dated November 30, and advanced to her seventh NCAA tournament appearance in the past nine years.

USF has made 17 postseason tournament appearances and has had eight NCAA tournament berths as a head coach Jose Fernandez22 seasons. Fernandez, the most successful coach of all time in program history, has led USF to 10 seasons with 20 wins, two WNIT Final Four appearances and the 2009 WNIT Championship, and won over 400 career games. Fernandez was named a finalist for the WBCA and a semi-finalist for the Naismith National Coach of the Year Awards. He was also named the 2021 American Athletic Conference Coach of the Year at the end of the 2020-21 season.

In 2021-22, the Bulls had three players recognized for impressive seasons by The American, including Elena Tsineke (All-Conference First Team), Bethy Mununga (All-Conference Second Team) and Dulcy Fankam Menjiadeu (All-Conference Second Team).

In addition, Tsineke and Mununga were named to the American Athletic Conference All-Tournament Team.