South Florida 65

(19-12, 9-7 Big East)

USC 67

(19-11, 11-7 Pac-12)

    9:30 PM ET, March 19, 2006

    Ted Constant Convocation Center, Norfolk, Virginia

    1 2 T
    USF 33 3265
    USC 32 3567

    Top Performers

    South Florida: J. Dickson 18 Pts, 1 Reb

    USC: E. Murphy 19 Pts, 3 Reb

    Southern California faces South Florida in first round

    No. 9 South Florida (19-11) at No. 8 USC (18-11) 9:30 pm EST

    NORFOLK, Virginia (Ticker) -- Eighth-seeded Southern California hopes to relive fond memories when it takes on ninth-seeded South Florida in the first round of a Bridgeport Region contest.

    The Women of Troy won their first national championship here 23 years ago and hope to channel that positive energy into a win against the Bulls, who will be playing their first Tournament game.

    USC is in the Tournament for the second straight year and 14th time overall. The Women of Troy finished fourth in the Pac-10 Conference and reached the semifinals of their conference tournament.

    South Florida, which seeks its second straight 20-win season, finished tied for sixth in the 16-team Big East and is one of seven teams in the conference in the field 64.

    The winner will play either top-seeded Duke or No. 16 Southern in the second round Tuesday.


    Gameday Matchup

    Avg Points69.369.2
    Avg Points Allowed61.966.0
    Home Record13-410-4
    Road Record6-78-7
    Current StreakL1L1

    School Info

    Conference American Pac-12
    Nickname Bulls Trojans
    Type Public Private


    » Mar 19, 2006 @USC 67, USF 65Recap | Box Score

    Starting Lineup

    USF (PPG)
    USC (PPG)
    NA  S. Cambridge NA  C. Kerr
    NA  J. Dickson NA  A. Jaskowiak
    NA  E. Parsons NA  E. Murphy
    NA  R. Sheats G  C. LeNoir
    G  S. Grace NA  M. Gnekow