I, along with many others here in the BY, have lamented the fact that the AAC is not a more competitive conference once you get past UConn. With last night’s hammering of 13th ranked tOSU, the USF Bulls made a strong statement to reenter the Top 25. Kitia Laksa has evidently recovered from her nightmares of Kia holding her to 0 pts in their last meeting, exploding for 41 pts against the hapless Buckeye defense. USF outplayed, outrebounded and outhustled tOSU for 40 minutes, proving again that a well-coached team will frequently beat a badly coached team with more talent. The Bulls are hoping for a top 16 seed so that they can host the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament. While the bottom half of the Top 25 has looked really shaky of late, I’m not sure that USF can earn a top 16 seed, unless they beat UConn once in either the last game of the season or the AAC conference championship, and let’s face it, that ain’t gonna happen. Still, USF deserves credit for a very nice win against a talented Buckeye team. Hopefully, over the next few years we see more and more high profile OOC wins by AAC teams not named UConn. In the end, such wins benefit UConn as well as the conference.