Marquette vs South Florida: Tale of the Tape

Marquette takes on South Florida in Tampa on Sunday at 1:00 pm CST. The game will mot be televised in Milwaukee, but will be broadcast on ESPN Radio 1510, WAUK with Steve "The Homer" True and Jim McIlvaine doing the play by play. The game can also be heard on the web at www.espn1510.com. Here is the tale of the tape...

 

 

University of South Florida

 

Location: Tampa, FL

Mascot: Bulls

Conference: Big East

2005-2006 Record: 7-21 (1-15)

2006-2007 Record: 11-10 (2-5)

Coach: Robert McCullum, 38-68 record at USF in 4 years of coaching the Bulls, career record of 82-114. 

 

Probable Starters:

#22 Solomon Bozeman: a 6'0" freshman guard from Magnolia, AR.  Averaging 11.0 ppg, 3.1 rpg, and 4.38 apg on 36.6% shooting from the field (48-131) and 32.5% shooting from beyond the arc (25-77).  Shoots 88% from the line. 

 

#24 Chris Howard: a 6'3" redshirt freshman guard from Lorton, VA.  Averaging 5.6 ppg, 3.2 rpg, and 1.3 apg on 32.3% shooting from the field (10-31) and 0% from beyond the arc (0-6).  Shoots only 53.3% from the line.

 

#15 McHugh Mattis: a 6'6" senior forward from North Fort Lauderdale, FL.  Averaging 12.2 ppg, 6.8 rpg and 1.3 apg on 56.8% shooting from the field (105-185).  Only shoots 56.0% from the line (47-84), but leads the team in blocks with 82 and turnovers with 78.

 

#3 Melvin Buckley: a 6'7" senior forward from Chicago, IL.  Averaging 15.9 ppg and 4.8 rpg on 40.5% shooting from the field (111-274) and 36.2% from beyond the arc (59-163).  Leads the team in scoring.

 

#1 Kentrel Gransberry: a 6'9" junior forward/center from Baton Rouge, LA.  Averaging 14.9 ppg and 10.8 rpg on 59.3% shooting from the field (80-135).  Is only a 52.1% free throw shooter, only has 20 to's on the season. 

 

Key Reserve:

#23 Jesus Verdejo: a 6'4" sophomore guard from Carolina, Puerto Rico.  Averaging 9.1 ppg, 1.9 rpg, and 1.61 apg on 43.5% shooting from the field (40-92) and 35.0% from beyond the arc (14-40).  Transferred into USF from Zona.

 

 

 

 

 

  Marquette University

 

Location: Milwaukee, WI

Mascot: Golden Eagles

Conference: Big East

2005-2006 Record: 20-10 (10-6)

2006-2007 Record: 18-4 (5-2)

Coach: Tom Crean, currently in his 8th year of coachingthe Golden Eagles and has a 159-80 record at to date. 

 

Probable Starters:

#1 Dominic James: a 5'11" sophomore guard from Richmond, IN (Richmond) .  Averaging 16.5 ppg, 2.6 rpg, and 4.5 apg on 43% shooting from the field (125-291) and 32% shooting from beyond the arc (37-115).  Shoots 62% from the line. 

 

#22 Jerel McNeal: a 6'3" sophomore guard from Chicago, IL (Hillcrest).  Averaging 14.7 ppg, 4.7.rpg, and 4.2 apg on 41.% shooting from the field (110-267) and 26% from beyond the arc (18-68).  Shoots 71% from the line.

 

#23 Wesley Matthews: a 6'5" sophomore wing from Madison, WI (Memorial).  Averaging 12.6 ppg, 5.3 rpg and 2.3 apg on 46% shooting from the field (94-203).  Shoots 68.9% from the line (73-106).

 

#32 Lazar Hayward: a 6'6" freshman forward from Buffalo, NY (Notre Dame Prep).  Averaging 6.1 ppg and 3.4 rpg on 43.7% shooting from the field (52-119).

 

#41 Ousmane Barro: a 6'9" junior forward/center from Dekar Senegal (Chicago Julian).  Averaging 8.8 ppg and 6.8 rpg on 61.4% shooting from the field (81-132).  Is a 61% free throw shooter and has 26 blocks on the season. 

 

Key Reserve:

#5 Dan Fitzgerald: a 6'9" junior forward from St. Paul, MN (St. Thomas Academy).  Averaging 6.0 ppg and 3.9 rpg on 48.9% shooting from the field (45-92) and 41.5% from beyond the arc (27.65).  Transferred into Marquette from Tulane. 

 

**Andrew Phillips is a senior majoring in Political Science and is also the President of the Marquette Band!!


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