Jose Fernandez

USF Athletics

The University of South Florida women's basketball team is once again playing in the NCAA Tournament, but there's some disappointment with the circumstances.

Sierra Michaelis ended up being in the right spot at the right time for Missouri.

The senior guard was all alone under the basket and made the game-winning shot on a putback off an Amber Smith miss with 0.6 seconds remaining to give No. 6 seed Missouri a 66-64 win over No. 11 South Florida Friday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

A pair of University of South Florida athletic teams are getting ready for post-season play.

The USF women's basketball team returns to the NCAA Tournament as an eleventh seed in the Stockton, California region. They play sixth seed Missouri in the first round at 5 p.m. Friday in Tallahassee. The winner will take on the winner of No. 3 seed Florida State and No. 14 Western Illinois Sunday.

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When the history of the University of South Florida women's basketball team is written, it will likely be marked as "before Jose Fernandez" and "after Jose Fernandez".