Rutgers At USF: Game Day

The South Florida men's basketball team returns home Saturday night to continue BIG EAST action against Rutgers at the Sun Dome at 7 p.m. The Bulls are looking to snap a program-record 13-game losing streak following Wednesday's 62-55 Loss at Notre Dame. The Bulls remain in contention for a spot in the 12-team BIG EAST Championship with five regular season games left, but need a win Saturday versus Rutgers to stay in the hunt.

 

 Rutgers (14-11) At USF (6-16)       

 

Date: Feb. 18, 2006
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Sun Dome - Tampa, FL
Capacity: 10,411
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

The Coaches:
South Florida -
Robert McCullum - 3rd Season
Rutgers       -
Gary Waters  - 5th Season

2006 Record:
South Florida  (6-19, 0-11 BIG EAST) 
Rutgers  (14-11,  4-8 BIG EAST)

The Series:
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

Roster Report:
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.

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



 

 
 
Rutgers Key Team Stats South Florida
70.4 Points scored 61.2
65.4 Points allowed 64.1
.435 FG% own .430
.417 FG% opposition .417
.361 3PT% own .333
.345 3PT% opposition .347
285 Offensive Rebounds 276
586 Defensive Rebounds 549
974 Total Rebounds 895
1.0 Assist/Turnover Ratio 0.6
20.6 Fouls Per Game 18.5

 

 

 

Player Stats

Guard

Name Min Reb Ast Pts
J Cherry 3.7 0.7 0.1 0.6
Q Douby 36.6 4.0 3.0 24.3
A Farmer 32.5 2.8 4.1 8.8
S Keating 6.5 0.4 0.8 0.9
J Mimmo 2.4 0.2 0.2 0.6

Guard

Name Min Reb Ast Pts
C Capko 32.6 1.9 4.7 3.3
C Dennis 18.9 1.2 2.0 4.0
J Holmes 38.6 3.1 2.3 17.3
R Prophete 4.7 0.3 0.4 0.0
J Willis 1.3 0.0 0.0 0.0

Forward

Name Min Reb Ast Pts
O Bailey 14.5 2.7 0.1 4.8
J Griffin 13.7 2.0 0.7 3.9
A Hill 14.1 3.5 0.3 3.5
J Inman 26.7 5.2 0.8 8.8
M Webb 34.3 3.1 2.8 9.4

Forward

Name Min Reb Ast Pts
M Buckley 36.3 5.7 0.9 13.0
Z Cann 7.0 0.8 0.0 2.5
F Markusovic 1.5 0.5 0.0 0.0
M Mattis 33.8 7.8 1.1 10.2
M Richardson 14.0 2.2 0.4 1.8

Center

Name Min Reb Ast Pts
Z Gibson 5.9 1.4 0.0 1.3
J Inglis 10.1 2.1 0.2 3.9
B Joynes 19.7 5.9 0.3 3.5
F Russell 7.0 2.4 0.3 2.3
D Waterstradt 6.0 1.2 0.3 1.6

Center

Name Min Reb Ast Pts
S Jones 36.6 10.0 1.3 13.4

 

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