|FOOTBALL Regular Season|
|Aug 31||vs McNeese State||
|Sept 7||AT Michigan State||TBA|
|Sept 14||vs FAU||
|Sept 28||vs Miami||TBA|
|Oct 5||vs Cincinnati||
|Oct 12||AT UCONN||TBA|
|Oct 26||vs Louisville||
|Oct 31||AT Houston||TBA|
|Nov 16||vs Memphis||
|Nov 23||vs SMU||TBA|
|Nov 29||AT UCF||
|Dec 7||AT RUTGERS||TBA|
The USF Bulls finished the regular season winning two out of three games and took that momentum with them into the Big East Tournament - until the final seconds of the second half.
In an ugly finish to their time in the Big East the Bulls lost 46-42 in overtime to Seton Hall Tuesday night. In a game where an eight-point lead seemed like twice that USF still managed to squander said advantage. It was 37-29 Bulls with less than three minutes to play but they could not get the putaway score.
Zach LeDay did his part with 13 points and a career-high 15 rebounds but the Bulls as a team shot less than 25 per cent. Victor Rudd scored 11 points, more than six points shy of the 17.4 ppg he had been averaging over the past seven contests.
Photo: USF Athletic Dept.
USF Athletic Dept. Press Release - USF travels up the East Coast to the hardwood of historic Madison Square Garden in style. The team will debut their custom Under Armour So-Flo uniforms in NYC Tuesday night when they take on Seton Hall.
Here are the details:
Most college basketball teams this time of year are looking to get that one victory that will make the right impression on the NCAA tournament commitee. The USF women fell just short of that Sunday, but might have been impressive enough in defeat to merit a spot in the field.
The Bulls pushed No. 2 Notre Dame in the Big East quarterfinals before losing 76-66 in Hartford.
USF held Notre Dame star Skylar Diggins to a 5-of-21 day from the floor but could not contain Natalie Achonwa, who had 20 points and 20 rebounds. She became the first 20-20 performer in the Big East tourney since Rebecca Lobo in 1993.
After trailing by six at halftime USF came out sizzling and took a 51-47 lead. Notre Dame responded with the next eight points.
Andrell Smith poured in 27 points for the Bulls while sister Andrea had 18. USF is 21-10 and appears to have what it will take to receive an NCAA at-large invitation. The field will be announced next Monday.
USF has made the tournament once in its history.
Click HERE for a full recap courtesy USF's website.
Saturday's come-from-behind victory against Rutgers was considered necessary for USF's at-large hopes. Rutgers led 14-3 at one point but the Bulls won 42-39.
CINCINNATI (AP) — JaQuon Parker scored five of his 14 points in overtime Saturday, and Cincinnati rallied from an eight-point deficit late in regulation to a 61-53 victory over South Florida.
Cincinnati (21-10, 9-9 Big East) ended the regular season on an upbeat note, trying to generate momentum heading into the conference tournament. The Bearcats lost six of their last nine games, a far different fashion from a year ago.
The Bearcats got hot at the end of last season, winning seven of their last nine heading into the Big East tournament. They reached the title game before losing to Louisville, then went onto the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament.
Point guard Cashmere Wright led Cincinnati with 15 points. Center Cheikh Mbodj blocked a shot late in regulation and had four free throws in overtime, finishing with eight points.
Victor Rudd scored 22 for South Florida (12-18, 3-15), which ended the season with yet another disappointment after wasting the late lead. The Bulls failed to win a Big East game on the road this season. They've dropped their last 11 in Cincinnati.
The Bulls tied a school record by winning 22 games last season and went to the NCAA tournament for the first time in 20 years. They lost 10 in a row during Big East play this season, leaving them stranded near the bottom of the league.
They broke that long losing streak with back-to-back wins at home heading into the game at Cincinnati. The Bulls finished 0-9 on the road in Big East games.
The Bearcats honored Parker, Wright and Mbodj among their seniors before the final game at home, where they've had trouble all season. Cincinnati was 5-4 in Big East games and 13-5 overall at home.
The Bulls never trailed in the first half, taking advantage of Cincinnati's sloppiness. The Bearcats had 11 turnovers and fell behind by as many as seven points. Rudd led the way, hitting four of his first five shots from behind the arc — his season high for 3s made in one game.
South Florida point guard Anthony Collins went down hard during the half and walked off the court woozy, but returned a few minutes later. Collins had six points and a pair of assists in the half, which ended with South Florida up 28-23.
Wright, who has struggled with his shot since spraining his right knee in mid-January, hit a 3-pointer and a free throw that gave Cincinnati its first lead, 29-28, with 15 minutes to go. The Bulls missed their first four shots and had a turnover.
There were four lead changes in the next 4 minutes. Martino Brock hit a pair of 3s and Zach LeDay hit a 3 that gave South Florida its biggest lead, 45-37, with 5:45 to go.
Wright hit another 3-pointer during a seven-point run that got it down to 45-44. Wright had a chance to give Cincinnati a lead with 14 seconds left, but made only one of his two free throws, tying it at 47-all and setting up overtime.
The Bulls went into overtime without Collins and LeDay, who had fouled out. Rudd scored all their points on a basket and four free throws.
TAMPA, FL (USF ATHLETIC DEPT) – The University of South Florida has named Telly Lockette running backs coach, Willie Taggart announced on Thursday. Lockette comes to USF after producing one of the most successful runs in Miami-Dade prep football history as head coach at Miami Central High School, where he was head coach for five seasons.
While at Central, Lockette produced a 60-10 record on the field (47-23 according to the FHSAA) and led the Rockets to three consecutive 6A state championship games. He was the first coach to take a Miami-Dade team to three consecutive title-game appearances and produced state titles in 2010 and ’12. In addition, Central didn’t lose to a team from Dade or Broward counties from the 2009 state semifinals up until his departure to USF.
Prior to taking the head coaching job at Central, Lockette served as offensive coordinator for four seasons at his alma mater Northwestern High School in Miami. He was a star running back at Northwestern and went on to become a Division I-AA All-American at linebacker, while at Idaho State.