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Thursday, Dec 08, 2016
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USF women picked third in AAC

The University of South Florida women’s basketball team was picked third in the American Athletic Conference’s preseason poll, while guard Inga Orekhova was named to the AAC’s preseason all-league team.

Defending national champion Connecticut was picked first, while Louisville, a Final Four team, was second. USF was followed by Rutgers, SMU, Memphis, Cincinnati, UCF, Temple and Houston in the poll.

The Bulls were 22-11 last season and took California, an eventual Final Four team, into overtime during the NCAA tournament’s second round.

Orekhova averaged 12.7 points last season with a team-high 82 3-pointers.