Women's Basketball Hits the Road For Tuesday Tilt with USF
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Jan. 14, 2013

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CINCINNATI - The University of Cincinnati women's basketball team will hit the road for a BIG EAST contest Tuesday at South Florida. The game will mark the first conference road game of the season for the Bearcats. Both teams enter the contest coming off losses with USF falling to DePaul (91-75) and Cincinnati defeating Seton Hall (64-56).

The Last Meeting
USF58
Cincinnati55
January 3, 2012
Fifth Third Arena
Hollins' 22 Not Enough As USF Beats UC, 58-53
Dayeesha Hollins (Cincinnati, Ohio/Winton Woods/Michigan) scored a game-high 22 points, but it wasn't enough as the University of Cincinnati women's basketball team (9-6, 0-2 BIG EAST) was defeated by the USF Bulls (9-6, 1-0 BIG EAST), 58-55, on Tuesday, Jan. 3 at Fifth Third Arena.

THE SERIES: incinnati leads the all-time series at 14-8, despite dropping the most recent meeting by a 58-55 score last season in Cincinnati. The Bearcats hold a 6-4 record in games played at USF winning the last game in South Florida by a 57-56 score. The two have faced off four times on a neutral court, with UC leading with a 3-1 record.

LAST TIME OUT: Cincinnati is coming off a 64-56 loss to Seton hall last Wednesday. Hollins led the Bearcats in scoring with 23 points on 6-of-9 shooting from three-point land. The junior guard with five straight three's to start the second half.

In a game that featured 14 lead changes and five ties, each team made runs during the contest. Seton Hall used a 13-2 run in the first half that spanned 4:36. UC then closed out the first half on a 10-3 run that spanned 2:40.

SCOUTING THE BULLS: South Florida enters the contest with an 11-4 overall record but an 0-2 mark in conference. The Bulls most recently fell to DePaul on the road by a 91-75 score. USF's other conference loss came in overtime as the Bulls put a scare into No. 2 Notre Dame before falling 75-71 in overtime.

Andrea Smith was named BIG EAST Player of the Week after averaging 34.0 point and 10.5 rebounds during the first two conference games. Smith totaled 33 points and 11 rebounds against Notre Dame. She totaled a career-high 35 points and 10 rebounds against DePaul.