USF Athletics
12:26 am
Mon March 25, 2013

USF Women's Basketball Team Gets 1st NCAA Tourney Win

Just like their male counterparts did last year, the USF women's basketball team won a NCAA Tournament game for the first time in team history, as the #10 seeded Bulls knocked off seventh-seeded Texas Tech 71-70 in Lubbock, Texas Saturday night.

Junior Inga Orekhova (#13) led the Bulls with 20 points Saturday night against Texas Tech in the NCAA Tournament.
Junior Inga Orekhova (#13) led the Bulls with 20 points Saturday night against Texas Tech in the NCAA Tournament.
Credit Texas Tech Athletics

Now, they hope to do something else the men did during the tournament a year ago -- beat California.


The Bulls (22-10) were led by Inga Orekhova (20 points, including five 3-pointers) and Andrell Smith (13 points, including two late free throws).

USF plays #2 seed California (29-3) in Lubbock at 9:45 p.m. ET Monday night. Cal topped #15 seed Fresno State 90-76 Saturday.

The USF men's basketball team beat Cal last year in a first round 'play-in' game 65-56, the first NCAA tournament win in school history. They topped Temple in the second round 56-44 before losing to Ohio 62-56 in the third round.