_Having won 20 of its past 24 games, the Cougars enter the matchup with the Bulls holding a 24-9 record and a 2-1 mark in American Athletic Conference play, while USF is 23-14 on the year and 1-2 against conference opponents. _
_ _ Houston has had success competing against USF at home in recent years, as the Cougars have won four of the last five home games with the Bulls at Cougar Softball Stadium. When the teams squared up against each other in Houston in 2017, the Cougars won the series in dramatic fashion, coming out on top of game three, 5-4, in 10 innings.
_ _ The past six games between the Cougars and the Bulls have been neck and neck, as each side has won three contests. That same stretch has also seen Houston outscore USF by only four runs, 23-19.