Bulls Get Embarrased By Pitino's Cardinals

Behind 23 turnovers, the South Florida Bulls were embarrassed on their home floor on Wednesday night, losing to the No. 12 Louisville Cardinals by the score of 86-47.

TAMPA BAY, FL.-- On Wednesday night, the South Florida Bulls ((10-9, 1-5) were handed 39-point loss at the hands of the reigning National Champions and the No. 12, Louisville Cardinals (17-3, 6-1). Stan Heath's ball club scored just 47 points to Louisville's 86. After committing 23 turnovers, Heath and the Bulls are ready to put this game behind them.

"This will certainly go down as a game I want to forget as fast as possible," Heath said following the loss. "We just didn't have any answers."

Junior guard Wayne Blackshear shot the lights out of the Sun Dome for the No. 12 Cardinals. The Chicago native scored 16 points on 5-of-6 shooting, including 3-of-4 from downtown and a perfect 3-of-3 at the line.

Five Cardinals score in double-figures on the night, including Montrezl Harrell's 14 points and 10 rebounds down low. Louisville shot 50.8 percent (30-59) from the field for the game, including 52.2 percent (12-23) from three-point range and 77.8 percent (14-18) from the charity stripe. Rick Pitino's team has 13 steals off the Bulls' 23 turnovers on Wednesday night.

Nothing seemed to go right all night long for South Florida, who's now lost their last three games, including five of the last six. Freshman Chris Perry was the only player to score in double-figures, and finished with 10 points, five rebounds and three blocks on the night.

Corey Allen Jr. and Victor Rudd combined for just nine points on 4-of-14 shooting and six turnovers. Coming into the contest, the Bulls were dead last in the conference in three-point shooting.

Against the Cardinals, the Bulls shot 12.5 percent (1-8) from downtown and 36.4 percent (16-44) overall for the game. If the Bulls want to break their three-game skid, 23 turnovers and poor shooting won't be their recipe for future success.

Bulls Daily Top Stories