USF Men's Basketball Preview: Florida A&M

The South Florida Men's Basketball teams hosts Florida A&M on Thursday night inside the Sun Dome at 7:00, and USFnation breaks down the Bulls' upcoming opponent

The South Florida Men's Basketball team has been full of surprises throughout the year, including the emergence of first year Bull Corey Allen Jr., as well as the productivity from the freshman twin towers of John Egbunu and Chris Perry. The Bulls 7-2 start to the season is the best start since the 2009-10 season when Stan Heath's club opened up with a 8-1 record.

The next roadblock that'll be placed in front of South Florida will be Florida A&M (2-8), who the Bulls host tonight inside the Sun Dome at 7:00. If the Bulls want to win their fourth straight contest, they'll have to keep contain Rattlers' senior guard Jamie Adams, who's averaging 17 points a game.

The 5-foot-10 guard is shooting 47% from three-point range, but only averages 2.9 assists a game. Adams has scored at least 15 points in four of the last five games, including a season high 26 points against Florida Memorial.

Christmas break is full of joy and reminiscing with loved ones and friends, and tonight inside the Sun Dome, there won't be any of that when two twin brothers square off. Muhammad Abdul-Aleem, who is the brother of USF guard Musa Abdul-Aleem, is a senior guard for the Rattlers who averages 6.0 points a game.

Joining Adams in the backcourt will be 6-foot-2 senior guard Reggie Lewis. On the year, Lewis is averaging 10.9 points a game on 35% shooting and only averages 1.4 assists a game. Between both Lewis and Adams, the duo is averaging just 4.3 assists a game.

The Bulls should have their way inside all throughout night against the Rattlers. Trey Kellum, a 6-foot-6 sophomore forward from Illinois, leads the Ratters up front. On the year, Kellum averages 7.2 points and 6.0 rebounds a game and hasn't attempted a three-point field goal all season.

Florida A&M is currently on a three game losing streak and has lost the last four meetings against South Florida. For the Bulls, they'll look to improve to 2-0 in the Las Vegas Classic before flying out to Las Vegas to take on Mississippi State on Sunday.


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