USF Bulls lose At Home To St. John's 49-68

The University of South Florida men's basketball team (6-10, 0-3 BIG EAST) is still in search of its first-ever BIG EAST victory following a 68-49 loss to St. John's (8-6, 1-2 BIG EAST) Saturday night in league action from the Sun Dome.

Solomon Jones scored 17 points and McHugh Mattis added 15 for South Florida, which has lost five straight. The Bulls had dropped their first two conference games - against West Virginia and Syracuse - by a combined 10 points.

Anthony Mason Jr. and Eugene Lawrence had 13 points each and St. John's snapped a 25-game road losing streak. Lamont Hamilton also scored nine points for St. John's. The Red Storm's last road win was a 72-61 victory against Stony Brook on Nov. 29, 2003.

"This definitely was a step back," Jones said. "We didn't come out with any intensity to win tonight. Adversity set in and we slack down. We need to find a way to fight through adversity."

The Red Storm extended a 14-point halftime advantage to 53-30 with 9 minutes left after Ryan Williams had a reverse layup and hit two free throws.

Game Leaders

St. John's
Anthony Mason Jr.
PPG Reb Asst FG% Min
13 8 1 .800 36
South Florida
Solomon Jones
PPG Reb Asst FG% Min
17 4 0 .615 31
St. John's South Florida
Assists E Lawrence 6 J Holmes 3
Rebounds E Lawrence 9 M Mattis 10
Steals A Mason Jr. 2 J Holmes 3
Blocks A Mason Jr. 2 M Mattis 2
Minutes A Mason Jr. 36 J Holmes 40

 

South Florida Starters
Name Min FG 3PT FT Reb Asst PF Pts
S Jones, C 31 8-13 0-0 1-2 4 0 4 17
M Mattis, F 36 6-7 0-0 3-4 10 1 5 15
M Buckley, F 30 1-7 1-4 4-4 8 1 5 7
J Holmes, G 40 1-14 0-6 2-4 1 3 2 4
C Capko, G 28 1-6 0-2 0-0 0 0 4 2
South Florida Bench
Name Min FG 3PT FT Reb Asst PF Pts
C Dennis 19 2-8 0-3 0-0 1 1 4 4
M Richardson 15 0-0 0-0 0-0 2 1 3 0
R Prophete 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0

 

St. John's Starters
Name Min FG 3PT FT Reb Asst PF Pts
A Mason Jr., F 36 4-5 1-2 4-6 8 1 4 13
E Lawrence, G 34 3-8 0-3 7-7 9 6 1 13
L Hamilton, F 30 2-8 0-0 5-6 5 0 3 9
A Spears, C 21 4-5 0-0 0-0 6 0 3 8
D Hill, G 26 1-7 0-0 6-9 0 4 3 8
St. John's Bench
Name Min FG 3PT FT Reb Asst PF Pts
R Williams 7 2-2 0-0 2-2 1 0 0 6
C Jackson 18 2-4 0-1 1-2 3 1 3 5
D Gray 13 2-3 0-0 0-0 3 0 1 4
T Jasiulionis 9 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 2
N Roach 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0
J Maybank 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0
P Missere 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 0
R Torres 3 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 0
L Biesty 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0

Complete Box Score

Next Game
St. John's
Date Time Team
1/17 9:00 pm Louisville
 
South Florida
Date Time Team
1/17 7:30 pm GeorgeTown

 


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