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Bulls Drop Road Contest at UConn

February 08, 2017
By  USF

STORRS, Conn., FEB. 8, 2017 – The University of South Florida men’s basketball team (6-17, 0-12 The American) was defeated 97-51 at UConn (11-12, 6-5) on Wednesday evening.

The Huskies began the game by scoring 17 of the first 18 points, placing the Bulls in an early double-digit hole.

USF drew closer with a 21-7 run, cutting the deficit down to six, 31-25, with 1:59 on the clock. Junior guard Geno Thorpe (Pittsburgh) tallied all eight of his first half points during the stretch.

The Huskies then extended the advantage going into halftime with a 40-30 edge.

UConn then started the second half strong with 17 consecutive points on their way to the double digit win.

Key Stat

·         UConn made 16 three-pointers in the contest.

Quotables

Interim head coach Murry Bartow on the game:

“We got off to a bad start, but played phenomenal over the last eight minutes (of the first half) and had a lot of momentum…We just had a terrible start to the second half. I give a lot of credit to UConn – they played well and made a lot of threes.”

Notables

  • Thorpe finished with 11 points, his 15th double figure game this season.
  • Sophomore guard Troy Holston (Queens, N.Y.) posted 10 points, his 21st career game in double figures.
  • On Sunday, USF made seven, three pointers, giving the team 19 this month. The Bulls are participating in the Coaches vs. Cancer Three Point Challenge throughout February. Learn more/donate HERE

 

Up Next

The Bulls return home to host East Carolina on Feb. 11. Tip time is set for 8 p.m. at the Sun Dome.

About USF Men’s Basketball

The USF men’s basketball team is led by interim head coach Murry Bartow. Coach Bartow has served as a collegiate basketball coach for 30 seasons and boasts eight postseason tournaments, including four NCAA Tournaments.

The Bulls feature freshman Tulio Da Silva, junior Ruben Guerrero, sophomore Troy Holston and junior Geno Thorpe.

USF has retired three numbers in its 46-year history: Chucky Atkins (12), Charlie Bradley (30) and Radenko Dobras (31). The Bulls have earned three NCAA tournament bids and appeared in the NIT eight times. In the 2011-12 season, USF was one win away from an appearance in the Sweet 16.

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