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WSU faces USF this upcoming Sunday

Let the games begin!

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Good morning, Coug fans! This is a special weekend as the NCAA Tournament kicks off today for men, and Sunday for women. Our Washington State Cougars take on the No. 8 seed University of South Florida on Sunday at 6:30 pm on ESPN 2.

Let’s look at what this matchup might be.

USF averages 67.5 points per game, 44 rebounds per game, and 13.8 turnovers. The steal average is 6.5, whereas their opponents averaged 6.8 steals.

One of their top scorers is Elena Tsineke- a sophomore from Greece. She’s made 245 points this season, her field goal percentage is .391, versus her 3 point percentage coasting at .277. While she doesn’t have the most minutes of playing time on the team, she utilizes what time she does get on the court, and is particularly high in terms of free throws, where she sits at .867%. She averages 12.9 points per game, which is the highest average for the team.

Sydni Harvey is next on the list, the junior point guard from Tennessee averages 11.9 points per game, has a .338 field goal average, a .353 for 3 pointers, and leads the category in both games played and overall points for the season. She’s also the best three-point shooter on the team.

Elisa Pinzan leads the team in both steals and assists, so keep the ball away from her. She averages 9.9 points per game as well. She has one of the higher playing times on the team, for a total of 740 minutes this season.

Bethy Mununga is the category leader for rebounds, she has a .446% for field goals, and averages 10.1 points per game. 3 points, however are not her strong suit. So as long as she isn’t allowed in the paint at all, I doubt she’ll be a problem!

Overall, I’m beyond excited for this game. Go Cougs!


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