The Bulls Get Embarrassed in Dallas

In maybe their poorest performance all season long, the Bulls were ran out of the building on Wednesday night, losing to SMU by the score of 71-54.

DALLAS, TX.-- It never clicked for South Florida (10-7, 1-3) on Wednesday evening. Last time out against Temple, the Bulls improved to a program best 4-0 on the road in true road games to start the season. On Wednesday night, legendary head coach Larry Brown and the SMU Mustangs (12-4, 2-2) tamed the Bulls in front of a loud crowd inside the brand-new Moody Coliseum, winning 71-54.

Southern Methodist jumped out to a 19-4 lead early on, due to several turnovers and poor execution at the offensive end for the Bulls. Victor Rudd, a 6-foot-9 forward that leads the Bulls in scoring at 16.2 points a game, struggled to score buckets from beginning to end on Wednesday night. The former Arizona State Sun Devil finished the game with five points and three rebounds on 2-of-13 shooting.

The Bulls committed 13 turnovers on the night, and shot 32.1 percent from the field, including 29.4 percent from three-point range. Coach Stan Heath's squad also had just six assists to SMU's 14, and were outrebounded on the glass 37-31.

Villanova transfer Marcus Kennedy picked up his first career double-double to lead the Mustangs. Kennedy finished with 18 points, 10 rebounds, four steals, three assists and a block on an efficient 8-of-11 shooting.

Sophomore forward Zach LeDay led South Florida with 12 points and seven rebounds with a steal and a block on a perfect 3-of-3 shooting.

It doesn't get easier for South Florida. The Bulls hope to bounce back at home on Saturday against the 19th ranked Cincinnati Bearcats (16-2, 5-0) at 5:00 p.m. on ESPNU.

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