TAMPA - The USF defense forced 17 turnovers, but the Bulls didn't
have enough offense to go on Big East winning streak.
posted a team-high 13 points and Toarlyn Fitzpatrick added 10 more, but the
Bulls' couldn't heat up down the stretch in a 55-47 loss at Seton Hall on
USF (10-8, 1-5) went 3-for-19 from three-point range and shot
33 percent a game after beating Georgetown at the Sun Dome on Saturday night
"It was a nightmare
shooting night. I don't think we've had this poor of a shooting night in a
long, long time," head coach Stan Heath said.
usually one of USF's best from long range, got to 10 points despite going
0-for-7 from three-point range.
happen to be his night and we just didn't find somebody else to pick up the
slack in that area," Heath said.
Fuquan Edwin had a
game-high 16 points and Brandon Mobley finished with 14 points as Seton Hall
(13-6, 2-4) found a way to win despite tying a season low in scoring
production. The Pirates still ended up shooting 52 percent from the field on
the way to snapping a four-game losing streak.
"That's a really
good shooting team and they create some problems," Heath said.
A 3-pointer from Poland
cut USF's deficit to 53-47 with 1:43 to play, but the Bulls missed all three of
their final attempts from long range.
"I think if we make
a few of those shots and we get into a rhythm, then it makes a big difference.
We just could not make a shot," Heath said.
The Bulls return to
the Sun Dome on Saturday to host Notre Dame at noon.