Bulls Can't Heat Up in Loss at Seton Hall

January 23, 2013
Team 1st 2nd OT Final
USF 22 25 -- 47
Seton Hall 29 26 -- 55



USF Senior Writer

TAMPA - The USF defense forced 17 turnovers, but the Bulls didn't have enough offense to go on Big East winning streak.

Jawanza Poland 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 Wednesday night.

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. 

Fitzpatrick, usually one of USF's best from long range, got to 10 points despite going 0-for-7 from three-point range. 

"Tonight didn't 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.















USF FG-A 3FG-A FT-A  Pts. 
Jawanza Poland 5-10 3-5 0-0 13
Seton Hall FG-A  3FG-A  FT-A Pts. 
Fuquan Edwin 4-11 1-5 7-9 16
USF Off. Def. Total
Victor Rudd 2 4


Seton Hall Off. Def. Total

Fuquan Edwin

3 7 10
USF Asst. Stl.  Blk. 
Anthony Collins 10 1 0
Seton Hall Asst. Stl. Blk.
Aaron Cosby  5 0 1

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