Head Coach Yolett McPhee-McCuin and the Dolphins are looking to claim their first win of the season on Wednesday and only South Florida stands in their way. Wrapping up a two-game road swing before their Nov. 20 home opener, the Dolphins head to Tampa for a 7 p.m. tipoff.
The teams first played each other in December of the 1999-2000 season, and in eight games the Bulls lead the series, 8-0.
JU’S LAST GAME
Just six points short from winning their season opener, the Fins showed a much improved offense in the 69-64 loss to Florida A&M last Friday.
Spearheading that offensive attack was freshman guard Sherranda Reddick. In her collegiate debut she led all scorers with 26 points while shooting 6-9 from beyond the arc. She also contributed six rebounds and one assist.
Sophomore Queen Alford chipped in with 13 points and seven boards, four of which were on the offensive end.
In 21 minutes of action, senior captain Stephanie Edwards played well on both sides of the ball. The guard contributed eight points, four rebounds, three assists and four steals. The Dolphins scored on each of her steals and she went coast-to-coast on two of them to score on layups.
Forward Kimberly Dawkins also played quality minutes for JU. Knocking down baskets late in the game, Dawkins shot 4-for-5 from the field to score eight points with six rebounds, a steal and an assist.
The Bulls (1-1) are coming off of a dominating, 81-46, home performance against Central Connecticut State. Four players average double-digits in scoring and guard Courtney Williams leads the team with 15.5 PPG. Forward Alisia Jenkins is posting 14.5 PPG to go along with 10.5 RPG.
“We expect South Florida to play an up-tempo style of basketball on both ends. We need to execute well against their pressure defense and defend both in transition and in the half court,” commented McCuin.