No. 13 USF Tips Off Crucial Two-Game Road Trip at Temple on Wednesday

Bulls look to extend their program-record 12-game winning streak as they face the Owls in Philly.

TAMPA (Feb. 23, 2021) – The No. 13-ranked University of South Florida women’s basketball team begins a crucial American Athletic Conference two-game road trip on Wednesday when the Bulls head to the “City of Brotherly Love” to take on Temple. The matinee is slated for 3:30 p.m. (ESPN+).

The Bulls (13-1, 11-0* American Athletic Conference) look for their 13th consecutive victory, which would extend its record for their longest winning streak in program history. USF’s 12-game winning stretch is also the seventh longest in the nation. 

Following Wednesday’s game, the Bulls will close out the two-game stretch at Houston on Saturday at 3 p.m.

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Darek Sharp (PxP), Brigid Merenda (Analyst)

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Series: USF leads series, 13-3

Twitter Updates: @USFWBB

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NO. 13 USF BULLS | 13-1, 11-0* AAC

Last Game: Feb. 20 vs. Tulane (W, 78-69)

Next Game: Feb. 27 at Houston, 3 p.m.

Head Coach: Jose Fernandez

Alma Mater: FIU, 1994

Career Record: 386-273 (21st season)

at USF: Same

TEMPLE OWLS | 9-8, 9-5 AAC

Last Game: Feb. at Memphis (Ppd, weather)

Next Game: Feb. 27 at UCF, 12 p.m.

Head Coach: Tonya Cardoza

Alma Mater: Virginia, 1991

Career Record: 236-170 (13th Season)

at Temple: Same

The American Athletic Conference declared a forfeit win for USF against Memphis for conference-standings purposes only as a result of the scheduled game from Jan. 17. See page 8 for more details.


– No. 13 USF hits the road for the first time since Jan. 13 when it embarks on a crucial two-game swing trip beginning on Wednesday at Temple … Tipoff is slated for 3:30 p.m. (ESPN+) … The trip will end in Houston on Saturday at 3 p.m. (ESPN+).

– USF is currently in the midst of a program-record 12-game winning streak, the seventh-longest in the nation through Feb. 22 … The Bulls also boast the fifth-best winning percentage in the nation (.929).

– USF is coming off a 78-69 win over Tulane on Saturday, the 17th-straight over the Green Wave … Bethy Mununga had 17 points and 17 rebounds, while Sydni Harvey added 16 points … Elena Tsineke had 13 points off the bench and Shae Leverett had 10.

– Elena Tsineke leads three players in double figures, averaging 12.1 points per game, while Sydni Harvey and Bethy Mununga are netting 12.0 and 11.9 points per game, respectively.


– Wednesday’s game marks the 17th meeting between USF and Temple with the Bulls holding a 13-3 series lead, dating back to the inaugural meeting in January of 2014 … USF is 5-2 all-time against the Owls in the “City of Brotherly Love.”

– The two schools split the two games played last season … Temple defeated the Bulls, in a tight affair, 69-66, on Jan. 16, 2020, in Philadelphia, while USF handled the Owls convincingly, 99-51, in Tampa on Feb. 9.


Following the Temple game, the Bulls head to Houston on Feb. 27 (3 p.m. ET, ESPN+) to face the Cougars … USF ends the regular season with back-to-back War on I-4 tilts against UCF on March 2 (7 p.m., ESPN+) in the Yuengling Center, and then two nights later in Orlando on March 4 (6 p.m., ESPNU).

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USF notched its ninth consecutive 19-win season and was poised for its ninth straight postseason appearance in 2019-20 before the COVID-19 pandemic forced the end of the college basketball season. The Bulls celebrated two all-conference honorees in Elena Tsineke and Elisa Pinzan. Tsineke was named the American Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year, in addition to The American All-Freshman Team and Third Team All-Conference; while Pinzan was named a Third Team All-Conference selection.

USF has made 15 postseason tournament appearances and had six NCAA Tournament berths in head coach Jose Fernandez’s 20 seasons. The all-time winningest coach in program history, Fernandez has guided USF to nine 20-win seasons, two WNIT final four appearances, the 2009 WNIT championship and won more than 350 games.


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