USF Falls to 0-2 in the AAC

After a sluggish shooting performance in the first half, South Florida (9-6, 0-2) was dropped by the Houston Cougars on Saturday afternoon by the score of 67-58 inside the Sun Dome.

TAMPA BAY, FL.---After showcasing a poor performance shooting the ball in the first half, going 0-10 from three-point range and shooting just 32 percent overall, the South Florida Bulls fell to 0-2 in the American Athletic Conference and 9-6 overall after losing 67-58 inside the Sun Dome to the Houston Cougars (10-5, 2-0) on Saturday afternoon.

Houston forward and former 2012 All-Conference USA Defensive Team member, TyShawn Thomas, posted an impressive stat line to lead the Cougars to a victory in Tampa Bay. The 6-foot-8 forward registered 13 points, six blocks, six steals, five assists, and four rebounds on 6-of-10 shooting. Thomas currently leads the American Athletic Conference in blocks.

Guard Tione Womack chipped in with 12 points for Houston, forward Danrad Knowles had 12 points and five rebounds, and guard Jherrod Stiggers finished with 11 points for Houston.

For the Bulls, they shot just 37 percent (20-54) from the field for the game, including 52 percent (13-25) from the free throw line, and 23 percent (5-21) from downtown.

All-Conference point guard Anthony Collins (knee) was inactive one again for the Bulls this afternoon, and the Bulls certainly need him as soon as possible. Guard Martino Brock led the Bulls with 11 points, four rebounds and two assists, while center John Egbunu pitched in with a near double-double with nine points and nine rebounds.

The Bulls will look to pick up their first American Athletic Conference win on Thursday when they visit the Temple Owls (5-7, 0-2) at 7:00 p.m. on ESPNU.

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