South Florida coach previews UConn/Notre Dame game
Following Saturday's 85-51 loss to UConn Fernandez gave his thoughts on what to look for in tomorrow night's highly-anticipated rematch between the Big East powers.
"I think where (Notre Dame's Skylar) Diggins does well and that on-ball screen stuff you have to defend that well and not lose sight of Diggins in transition and those wide-open ones," Fernandez said. "(Kayla) McBride is more physical and can put it down and she can shoot it as well. It is going to be a good game. You can't compare. We lost to Notre Dame here in overtime and our three perimeter guys shot the ball well. I think the Dolson/Achonwa matchup will be a good one. Jewell Loyd is a freshman who has been very important. Kelly Faris, I tell a lot of people that she does so much, it doesn't matter what the stat sheet (says). If Mosqueda-Lewis and Dolson had a night like they did tonight, they are going to be tough to beat, It is going to be a good game. Hartley, I don't know what happened but I know she is not playing as well as she has played in the past. She is going to have to (play well) because you need that third perimeter guy