USF At Louisville: Game Day

The South Florida men's basketball team (6-16, 0-9 BIG EAST) Goes on the road at Louisville Saturday at 12 noon. The Bulls are looking for their first-ever BIG EAST win, and to end an 11-game losing streak. Saturday's game is part of the league's television package and can be seen in the Tampa area on WFTS ABC channel 28.


South Florida (6-16) At Louisville(15-8) 


Date: Feb. 11, 2006
Time: 12 Noon
Location: Freedom Hall - Louisville, KY
Capacity: 18,865
Television: BIG EAST game of the week (WFTS ch. 28). Saturdays game will appear across the nation as part of the leagues television package, and will air in the Tampa Bay area on ABC. Ch.28
Radio: WTBN 570 AM will broadcast the game from Louisville

The Coaches:
South Florida -
Robert McCullum 3rd Season
Louisville       -
Rick Pitino 5th Season

2006 Record:
South Florida  (6-16, 0-9 BIG EAST) 
Louisville  (15-8, 3-8 BIG EAST)

The Series:
Louisville leads 17-3

Last meeting: Louisville beat South Florida 65-57 (2/12/2005)

Last game played:
USF wasn't able to hold onto a second half lead when they lost to Seton Hall 65-70 at the Sundome Wednesday night. Melvin Buckley tied a career best 26 points and Solomon Jones had 18 points

Louisville lost at Cincinnati 68-74 Monday night. Brandon Jenkins scored 20 points

Player Rotation: Usual Starters -- G Collin Dennis, G James Holmes, F Melvin Buckley, F McHugh Mattis, C Solomon Jones. Key Subs -- C Chris Capko, F Melvyn Richardson

Roster Report:
Forward Melvin Buckley has been big for the Bulls in the last to games, averaging 24.0 points and 6.5 rebounds, and hitting six 3-pointers in both games, shooting over 50 percent from downtown.

Center Solomon Jones is almost averaging a double-double 13.5 points 9.8 rebounds per game and is ranked 10th nationally from the free throw line (81.8 percent). 

Guard James Holmes may be starting to show signs of fatigue as his shooting percentage has dropped to 26.8 percent over the last four games.

Injury Report:
Chris Howard - Out for season
Zaronn Cann - Out for season


USF Player Stats

James Holmes 22 17.3 3.3 2.3 1.8
Solomon Jones 22 13.5 9.8 1.4 0.8
Melvin Buckley 22 13.4 6.0 1.0 0.5
McHugh Mattis 22 10.3 7.5 1.1 1.1
Chris Capko 22 3.4 1.9 4.7 1.0
Complete Stats


Louisville Player Stats

Taquan Dean 20 15.7 5.5 3.7 1.2
Brandon Jenkins 23 12.4 3.5 2.5 1.7
David Padgett 22 12.3 6.3 2.1 0.5
Juan Palacios 23 10.4 6.1 2.1 0.7
Terrence Williams 22 7.9 4.5 1.9 1.0
Complete Stats


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