Tampa, Fla. – The East Carolina Pirates (11-7, 2-3 AAC) aim to navigate their three-game skid when they lock horns with the South Florida Bulls (11-9, 3-3 AAC) at Yuengling Center on Sunday, January 28, 2024. Tip-off commences at 12:00 PM ET in a matchup primed for offensive fireworks.
NCAA DI Women’s Basketball
Matchups: South Florida vs East Carolina
Date: Sunday, January 28, 2024
Game time: 12:00 PM ET
Live stream: Watch here
Pirates Seek Redemption After Offensive Sputter:
East Carolina enters the contest seeking solace after consecutive defeats, culminating in an 80-67 setback to Rice despite Danae McNeal’s valiant 19-point performance. The Pirates must rediscover their offensive rhythm to quell their recent struggles and emerge victorious.
Bulls Aim to Recapture Winning Ways:
South Florida arrives eager to rectify their unexpected 65-42 stumble against UTSA, where even Romi Levy’s 12 points couldn’t prevent the upset. This clash presents a critical opportunity for the Bulls to rediscover their winning identity and climb back into the conference race.
High-Scoring Spectacle in the Making:
Both teams boast potent offensive arsenals, averaging over 64 points per game. South Florida relishes reaching the 60-point mark, boasting a 10-2 record in such scenarios. Can they replicate that offensive prowess against East Carolina’s formidable defense?
However, the Pirates possess a lethal weapon in their high free throw percentage, ranking amongst the top 10 in the AAC. McNeal spearheads this efficiency with a consistent three free throws made per game, aiming to capitalize on South Florida’s slightly lower conversion rate at the charity stripe.