USF knows who it will face in the second round of the WNIT on Saturday night. Florida Gulf Coast needed two overtimes to take care of visiting George Washington, but the Eagles finally prevailed with a 97-94 victory Thursday night in the first round of the WNIT.

Here’s that game story.

So FGCU (26-4) will make the short trip up from Fort Myers to Tampa for Saturday night’s showdown at the Sun Dome at 7 p.m.

The Eagles won the Atlantic Sun regular season with a 17-3 conference record but because of NCAA transition rules (just joining Division I) they couldn’t participate in their conference tournament.

That raises an interesting question … The Bulls are arguably a NCAA quality team (just missing an at-large bid). Are the Eagles, too? They’ve won 17-straight games and would have been favorites to snag an automatic bid in the A-Sun tournament.

It could be a very interesting contest on Saturday night. I’ll be blogging court side at the Sun Dome. See you then…