Cougars Compete at USF on Saturday (W 70-56)

Pawdcast guys did a good job breaking down USF’s issues; this would be a very bad loss for the Coogs if they lose. Hopefully, they come out and put them away early. No word on if Davis will play.

Cougars Compete at USF on Saturday
Cougars tip off vs. Bulls at 11 a.m. (CST) inside Sun Dome in Tampa, Fla.; Look to move to 2-0 in league play

• Entering Saturday’s game, USF has posted a 6-6 overall record with an 0-1 mark in American Athletic Conference play.
• Bulls have lost three of their last four games with only an 81-53 home win over Delaware on Dec. 22 preventing a longer losing streak.
• In most recent action, USF dropped a 60-49 decision at East Carolina on Wednesday night.
• Against East Carolina, junior guard Geno Thorpe was the only Bull to reach double digits, scoring 18 points on 7-of-13 shooting with a pair of treys, two rebounds and two assists… Freshman forward Tulio Da Silva came off the bench to grab a team-high 12 rebounds.
• This season, Thorpe leads the Bulls with 13.8 points and 3.9 assists per game… Da Silva ranks second on the team with 10.7 points per contest but leads USF with 8.3 rebounds per game.
• Head Coach Orlando Antigua is in his third season at USF and as a collegiate head coach. • 1995 graduate of Pittsburgh.

Cougars starters
G Robinson Jr
G Gray Jr
G Dotson
F Knowles
C Meyer

CKS says in the pregame that Davis will play some today

USF’s PG is the son of former NBA star, Mike Bibby.

Chicken has 2 fouls early; Davis coming in.

USF up 3-0 with 17:18 in the half.

Coogs can’t hit a shot so far, 5 minutes in - 6-0 USF

And Dotson hits a 3 right when I post that.

6-3, 14:42 left in the half.

Getting good looks…just not falling yet.

CKS going with Brooks and Van Beck early to get some shooting.

Davis picks up his 2nd foul with 11:48 left. 17-12 USF.

Not looking good foulwise. Disproportionate number of whistles on one end of the floor.

12 shots made combined in this game so far, 9 are threes.

19-18 USF

Nkali picks up his 2nd foul with 9:14 left. Meyer back in (has 1 foul)

Gray has 11 of Coogs 1st 20 points.

21-20 USF

28-23 USF with 5:29 left in the half.

Bulls hitting 3s and getting to the line. COOGS turning the ball over too much.

unbelievable…no way USF can stay this hot through the game.

Hopefully not.

COOGS hitting 3s though. 7/12.

30-29 USF, 4:29 left

COOGS 1st lead; 33-32 with 2:30 left.

Gray and Dotson killing the Bulls. Gray has 15, Dotson 11.

Things changed as soon as they went to man defense. Coogs on fire now…at both ends of the floor.

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