No. 9 seed USF vs. No. 16 seed Pittsburgh
Game 2 – First Round, March 2, 2012
XL Center – Hartford, Conn.
USF Junior Inga Orekhova scored a career-high 25 points. She had 16 of the team’s first 21 points.
She is 10-of-23 (.435) shooting 3-pointers in the XL Center this year (Jan. 27 against UConn she went 5-of-11).
It was the sixth game this season she has had four or more 3-pointers.
At halftime, Orekhova had 21 points, Pitt had 20.
USF opened the game with a 7-1 run.
USF was 7-of-10 from 3-point range in the first half and began 0-of-8 in the second half.
USF held Pitt to just 20 points in the first half, the Bulls top defensive effort against a BIG EAST opponent this year.
With a win, USF will play No. 8 seed DePaul on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. ET.
USF won the regular-season matchup between the teams 66-63 in overtime on Jan. 17.