USC forward Cheryl Miller, the nation's second-leading scorer and rebounder, has been sick most of the week, but will start today when the eighth-ranked Trojans meet fourth-ranked Louisiana Tech in a nonconference women's basketball game at 3:30 at the Sports Arena.
Miller, who is averaging 26.6 points and 16.9 rebounds a game, said Friday that she's still not sure what has caused her illness. She said she feels well enough to play, however.
Miller had blood tests taken Tuesday and Wednesday and returned to practice Friday. She was scheduled to attend the NCAA Spotlight on Women's Basketball press conference Thursday in New York, but instead teammate Rhonda Windham went with Coach Linda Sharp.
Louisiana Tech is undefeated (16-0), but has played only one team in the top 20 this season. The Lady Techsters beat fourth-ranked Northeast Louisiana in overtime Tuesday night, 79-77.