USF Falls to Seton Hall 64-55 in BE Opener

Coach Stan Heath and the USF men's basketball team fell 64-55 to Seton Hall in their BIG EAST conference opener Tuesday night. Four Bulls scored in double-digits in the loss, Forward Augustus Gilchrist had 12 points and 4 boards, Jarrid Famous had 11 with 7 rebounds, and guard Jawanza Poland had 11, marking the fourth straight game that at least three players were in double-figures

Coach Stan Heath and the USF men's basketball team fell 64-55 to Seton Hall in their BIG EAST conference opener Tuesday night.

The Bulls have now lost three games in a row and the four of the past five games, all by less than ten points. The loss drops USF to 6-8 on the season.

Guard Hugh Robertson led the Bulls with 14 points on 6-12 shooting with three rebounds. Robertson has now scored in double-digits in four-straight games.

Four Bulls scored in double-digits in the loss, Forward Augustus Gilchrist had 12 points and 4 boards, Jarrid Famous had 11 with 7 rebounds, and guard Jawanza Poland had 11, marking the fourth straight game that at least three players were in double-figures.

The Pirates had a 26-24 advantage at the half, and jumped out to their largest lead of the night, 46-36, in the second. Gilchrist then had six-straight points to get the Bulls back into the game, 52-48 with five minutes left in the second period. Seton Hall hit four-straight free throws and Hugh Robertson hit a bucket to get the Bulls within 6, 56-50. Famous scored five points in the final two minutes, but it was not enough as the bulls fell 64-56.

USF came into the game averaging 16.8 turnovers per game and continued to struggle to take care of the ball, as they committed 15 turnovers on the night, compared to just 11 from Seton Hall. Both teams pulled down 30 rebounds apiece, marking just the second time this season that the Bulls did not outrebound their opponent. The only other time was in a loss to Florida Atlantic on Dec. 4.

Next up for the Bulls is a match-up against No. 4 Connecticut in Storrs, CT on New Year 's Eve.


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