Free Throws Lead USF Past Barry, 88-53

In a foul-plagued matchup, South Florida took down Barry University on Monday night in their one-and-only exhibition matchup of the season, 88-to-53.

After a sloppy and inconsistent showing by both squads, South Florida rolled over Division-II Barry University, 88-53 without their starting point guard, Anthony Collins (knee).

The Bulls shot just 25% in the first half, but managed to 42.6% overall after a much stronger second half. Senior shooting guard Martino Brock led Stan Heath's squad with 15 points and 9 rebounds on the night. Highflying forward Victor Rudd showed the fans in the Sun Dome on Monday night why he was a Pre-Season AAC Second Team selection.

The 6-foot-9 senior had 15 points and eight rebounds and was active around the rim all night. Overall, the Bulls were very balanced across the board against Barry. Guards Javontae Hawkins and Musa Abdul-Aleem both scored 11 points, freshman Chris Perry had 10 points and eight rebounds, and highly touted freshman John Egbunu was a force in the paint all night.

Egbunu finished with 10 points and at one time, blocked three shots in less than five minutes for Stan Heath's team.

South Florida shot 37-of-56 from the free throw line on Monday night. Entering the contest, the school record for free throw attempts is 53 vs. NE Illinois in 1991.

The Bulls had the advantage on the boards, outrebounding Barry all night, 50-to-39.

Coach Stan Heath and the South Florida Bulls open up regular season play on Saturday against Tennessee Tech at 7:00 PM in the Sun Dome.


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