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Friday, 11/11/2022 | 6 p.m. | ESPN+
Tampa, Florida | Yuengling Center
TAMPA (November 11, 2022) — The University of South Florida women’s basketball team had four players Friday night at the Yuengling Center who scored in double digits en route to a dominant 90-50 win over Florida A&M. The win improves the Bulls to 2-0 from last year while the Rattlers drop to 0-2.
Dulcy Fankam Menjiadeu scored her 1,000th career point in the game’s first basket and finished the night with a career-high 26 points and seven rebounds, as well as a Florida State transfer and a former McDonald’s All-American Sammie Puisis tied her career high with her second straight 20-point outing.
Alongside Fankam Mendjiadeu and Puisis, he was a double-digit American Athletic Conference Preseason Player of the Year Elena Tsineke with 14 points and Karl Brito with 11 points. Tsineke also had a career high with seven assists in the win.
The game was never in doubt for South Florida, as the Bulls shot 54.7 percent (35 to 64) from field and just under 40 percent (11 to 28) from three-point range, including 7 to 14 (50.0 percent ) in the second half behind the arch.
Green and Gold not only ran on all cylinders offensively, but defensively held Florida A&M to just 8.3 percent shooting in the last quarter while conceding just six points in the final 10 minutes of the contest. South Florida also forced the Rattlers to 27 turnovers resulting in 32 points.
- Friday’s starters for the Bulls were: G Elena TsinekeG Aerial WilsonG Sammie Puisisf Karl Brito and F Dulcy Fankam Menjiadeu … the Bulls are 2-0 up with this line-up.
- South Florida improves its record in the series with Florida A&M to 7-11 and has won four of its last five games against the Rattlers.
- The Bulls’ 27 forced turnovers are the highest since Oregon turned over 25 times on Nov. 22, 2021 in the third-place playoff of the Battle 4 Atlantic.
- Dulcy Fankam Menjiadeu reached the 1,000-point plateau by combining her time in Memphis (645) and South Florida (379).
- Elena Tsinekes 14 points against the Rattlers marks her 60thth Career double-digit points game in her 82ndnd Career game with the Bulls.
- Fankam Mendjiadeu’s 26 points marks her ninth outing with 20 or more points.
- Daniela Gonzales scored six points and Priscilla Williams had five points in her first stint with the Bulls.
South Florida returns to the Yuengling Center at 1 p.m. Sunday (ESPN+) when it meets its second Florida nemesis in Jacksonville. The Bulls wrap up the home stretch against Alabama on Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. (ESPN+).
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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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