Tom Hagerty

Bulls Continue Hoops Marathon Tuesday Night

November 19, 2012

WHO: Bradley (3-0) at USF (2-2)
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday (following the USF women's game)
WHERE: Sun Dome
WATCH ONLINE: Live web stream on
RADIO: 98.7 The Fan- Jim Lighthall and Todd Kalas



USF Senior Writer

TAMPA - The Bulls are on the last leg of their basketball marathon.

USF plays its fourth game in five days 7:30 p.m. Tuesday when it hosts Bradley at the Sun Dome. The Bulls went 2-1 during the USF Invitational last weekend and head coach Stan Heath wants to see high intensity early in the team's final game until Monday, Nov. 26 at Stetson.

"I just want our team to get off to a good start," Heath said.

Shutting down the opposing team is another mission for USF after it held each of its three opponents to less than 60 points last weekend. The Bulls have held 15 of their past 17 opponents under 60 points dating back to last season.

"The energy and intensity on the defensive end was very strong," Heath said.

USF (2-2) is coming off a 58-53 loss to Western Michigan on Sunday. Shaun Noriega led the way with 16 points, Toarlyn Fitzpatrick chipped in with 14 points and point guard Anthony Collins posted a career-high 12 assists. It marked the most assists by a Bull since Chris Capko recorded 12 against Jacksonville on Nov. 25, 2005. 

"I'm glad he's not in our league and we don't have to deal with that kind of point guard," Western Michigan coach Steve Hawkins said.

The next home game on USF's schedule is Friday, Nov. 30 against SEC foe Georgia at 7 p.m. The contest will be televised nationally on ESPNU.

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