Date: Feb. 18, 2006
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Sun Dome - Tampa, FL
Television: BIG EAST Local coverage will air in the Tampa Bay area on ABC. Ch. 28
Radio: WDAE 620 AM will broadcast the game Tampa
South Florida - Robert McCullum - 3rd Season
Rutgers - Gary Waters - 5th Season
South Florida (6-19, 0-11 BIG EAST)
Rutgers (14-11, 4-8 BIG EAST)
Rutgers leads 2-0
Last meeting: Rutgers beat South Florida 72-60 (12/13/1997)
Last game played:
USF wasn't able to get closer then six points in a 62-65 loss at Notre Dame Wednesday night. Solomon Jones and McHugh Mattis each had a double-double on the evening.
Rutgers lost a close game at home to St. Johns 54-51
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 Melvin Richardson
Center Solomon Jones is averaging a double-double 13.4 points 10.0 rebounds per game and has the second-most double-doubles among Big East players. ranked 10th nationally from the free throw line (81.4 percent). He is tied for second in the BIG EAST in blocks with 3.08 per game, and with his next block in 2005, he will own the the third-best single-season blocks total in the Programs history.
Forward McHugh Mattis has the teams best field goal percentage with 63.3, and is second on the team in rebounds with 7.8 per game, and blocks with 2.25 per game.
Guard James Holmes leads the team in scoring with17.3 points per
game, steals 1.88 per game, 3-PT field goals with 2.46 per game, and minutes
played with 38.58 per game.
Chris Howard- Out for season
Zaronn Cann- Out for season
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