RV/RV USF 66, TCU 59
USF (5-0), TCU (2-2)
Sunday, November 20th, 2022 | 2 p.m. ET | ESPN+
Fort Worth, Texas | Schollmaier Arena
FORT WORTH, Texas (November 20, 2022) – The University of South Florida women’s basketball team received 21 points Elena Tsineke11 points and 10 rebounds out Karl Brito and 10 points down Dulcy Fankam Menjiadeu when the TCU bulls lost 66:59 at the Maggie Dixon Classic in the Schollmaier Arena. The win is South Florida’s fifth straight win to start the season while the Horned Frogs are tied 2-2.
After tying with the Horned Frogs at 27-45 at halftime and holding a slight four-point lead at 49-45 by the end of the third quarter, the Bulls opened the game in the fourth quarter and extended their lead to ace no fewer than 13 points, 58-45, midway through the final stanza on Fankam Mendjiadeu’s second of two consecutive layups.
However, TCU fought back and cut the South Florida lead to two points, 58-56, with just over a minute remaining in the contest. That was as close as the Horned Frogs did as the Bulls ended the game on an 8-3 run.
- Sunday’s starters for the Bulls were: G Elena TsinekeG Aerial WilsonG Sammie Puisisf Karl Brito and F Dulcy Fankam Menjiadeu … the Bulls are 5-0 with this line-up.
- South Florida’s victory over TCU improves the Bulls’ record against the Horned Frogs to an all-time 2-4… Sunday marked the first meeting between the two schools since March 4, 2005 (TCU W, 65-57).
- Elena Tsinekes 21 points against the Horned Frogs marks their 62ndnd Career double-digit points game in her 85thth Career game with the Bulls.
- Karl Brito tied her career high with 10 rebounds.
South Florida returns to the Yuengling Center Tuesday night when it hosts New Hampshire at 7 p.m. (ESPN+).
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The majority of USF’s regular season games are streamed live on the ESPN+ platform. The American Athletic Conference and ESPN have entered into a new 12-year television rights agreement that began in 2020-21. Subscriptions to the ESPN+ app are $6.99 monthly or $69.99 annually and can be bundled with Hulu and Disney+ streaming services. A step-by-step guide to subscribing to ESPN+ can be found here.
In addition, all of this season’s games will be streamed live on USF Bulls Unlimited, with Darek Sharp (home and away games) and Brigid Merenda (home games only) telephoning. Available via the free Tune In app (search “Bulls Unlimited”), Bulls Unlimited offers noise-free quality whether you’re listening on your streaming device, laptop or desktop.
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South Florida recorded its 10thth 20-win season during the 2021-22 season 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 on 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 playing times 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.
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