USF Men's Basketball Preview - Bradley

South Florida (8-4) will faceoff against Bradley University (5-7) tonight in Peoria (Ill.) at 8:00 p.m. ET, and USFNation.com previews the matchup in the Midwest.

TAMPA BAY, FL.---South Florida (8-4) will look to bounce back from two consecutive losses this evening against Bradley (5-7) inside Carver Arena in Peoria (Ill.). With no Anthony Collins (knee) in the lineup for the two losses in the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic, the Bulls hope to have the Preseason All-AAC Second Team Selection for the matchup in the Midwest tonight.

The Braves are led by, 6-foot-3, 180-pound senior guard, Walt Lemon Jr.. The Chicago native averages 14.9 points, 3.1 rebounds and 3.9 assists, but shoots just 21% from downtown. Lemon has averaged double figures since his sophomore campaign.

Alongside Lemon Jr. is Florida Atlantic transfer, Omari Greer. The 6-foot-4 sophomore sat out last season after transferring, and is one of three Braves averaging double figures. On the year, Green is averaging 13.2 points a game, but only averages 2.8 rebounds and 0.8 assists. The New Jersey native has scored at least 13 points in the last three outings.

Upfront for the Braves, 6-foot-6, 240-pound senior, Tyshon Pickett. The bulldozing forward does all his work inside, despite his height. On the year, Pickett leads Bradley with 7.1 rebounds per game, but averages 13.3 points to go along with it on 52 percent shooting.

The Braves have lost their five games, but only one of the two teams tonight in Peoria (Ill.) will break their losing streak. Freshman center John Egbunu will look to carry over his strong play from the last game against Santa Clara when he averaged 11 points and 11 rebounds, as well as Victor Rudd. Rudd registered 19 points and 11 rebounds in the loss.

The Bulls open conference play on Tuesday against the Memphis Tigers inside the Sun Dome at 7:00 p.m..


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