The Bulls are on the road as they take on 3-7 Penn State (game begins at 2 PM). The Nittany Lions have won 2 of their last 3 games and will be a tough road test for the Bulls. USF enters this game with an 8-3 record, a number they will be looking to improve on in this game before they start AAC play next weekend.
Penn State is led by redshirt freshman guard Lindsey Spann (5’6″) who is averaging 14.4 PPG, 2.9 RPG, 3.8 APG, and has 15 steals on the year. She is a quick guard that can score from all over the court. Redshirt sophomore guard Sierra Moore (5’11”) is averaging 12.2 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 4.3 APG, and has 10 steals and 7 blocks on the year. She is a taller guard that runs their offense. Junior center Candice Agee (6’6″) is averaging 10.2 PPG, 5.8 RPG, and has 9 steals and a team leading 20 blocks on the year. She is a big time shot blocker and a match-up issue in the paint the Bulls will have to contend with in this game. Sophomore forward Kaliyah Mitchell (6’2″) is averaging 9 PPG, 7.1 RPG, and has 22 steals on the year. She is a very sound player at forward and could be a tough match-up for Alisia Jenkins in the paint. Senior forward/center Tori Waldner (6’5″) is averaging 4.9 PPG, 7 RPG, and has 14 blocks and 7 steals on the year. She is another big player that the Nittany Lions can bring in off the bench and give them more depth to contend with during the game.
USF put on a show against Northern Colorado. Tamara Taylor, Alisia Jenkins and Courtney Williams went off, all having huge games. USF was without Laura Ferreira (ankle) and Katelyn Weber (illness) during the game, but it didn’t hurt their depth as Coach Fernandez got production from everyone. The Bulls will need another big game from everyone on the bench to help deal with the depth that Penn State has. This will be a tough game, especially in the paint for USF to deal with.