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WNIT tonight: North Carolina A&T at USF

WHERE/WHEN: USF Sun Dome, 7 p.m.

RADIO: 1010 AM.

RECORDS: North Carolina A&T 24-6, USF 19-12.

NEED TO KNOW: After being denied a spot in the 64-team NCAA tournament field, the Bulls begin play in the WNIT, an event USF won in 2009. USF has qualified for the WNIT eight times in the past 11 seasons. It earned NCAA bids twice during that span. … North Carolina A&T, which was 13-3 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, has just one double-digit scorer, Tracy King at 13.1 points per game, but five other players averaging at least eight points per game. It lost against Coppin State 57-55 in the MEAC tournament. … Since Dec. 28, USF is 14-5, losing only to No. 1 Connecticut and No. 3 Louisville, both American Athletic Conference foes, during that stretch. … USF opponents are shooting just 35.6 percent from the field, the best defensive performance in program history. … Bulls senior guard Inga Orekhova needs four points to reach 1,000 for her career. Orekhova is shooting 89.7 percent from the free-throw line. … Bulls sophomore guard Courtney Williams, a first-team All-AAC player who averages 16.4 points and 7.2 rebounds per game, has 22 double-digit scoring games this season. … Tonight’s winner faces the Miami-Stetson winner in the second round.

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