USF At Providence: Game Day

The USF men's basketball team continues its quest for the teams first-ever BIG EAST Conference win, when the Bulls travel to Providence Tuesday night. The Bulls are looking to end a 14-game school-record losing streak. Game time is 7:30 p.m. and will be broadcast on ESPN 360 through the internet at www.espn360.com, and on WHNZ 1250 AM Radio.

 

 South Florida  Game Day  Providence

USF At Providence

South Florida (6-19)

Providence (11-12)

Date: Feb. 21, 2006
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Dunkin Donuts Center - Providence RI
Capacity: 12,993
Television: ESPN 360 - High Speed Internet
Radio: WHNZ 1250 AM will broadcast the game in the Tampa Bay area

The Coaches:
South Florida Bulls -
Robert McCullum - 3rd Season
Providence Friars   -
Tim Welsh - 8th Season

2006 Record:
South Florida Bulls (6-19, 0-12 BIG EAST) 
Providence Friars(11-12,  4-8 BIG EAST)

The Series:
The series is tied 1-1

Last meeting: Providence beat South Florida 84-60 (12/02/2003)

Last game USF played:
The Bulls lost at home to Rutgers 65-51, Solomon Jones recorded his third straight double-double, finishing with 19 points, 11 rebounds, and 4 blocks.

Last Game Providence Played:
The Friars missed a shot at the buzzer in a loss at home to Cincinnati 65-61, Herbert Hill had 17 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 Melvin Richardson

Roster Report:
Center Solomon Jones is  averaging a double-double 13.6 points 10.0 rebounds per game and has the second-most double-doubles among Big East players. He is ranked 13th nationally from the free throw line (80.02 percent). He is also seventh in the nation, and second in the BIG EAST in blocks with 3.12 per game.  He also owns the third-best  single-season blocks total (79) 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 7.6 per game, and blocks with 2.20 per game.

Guard James Holmes leads the team in scoring with17.0 points per game, steals 1.80 per game, 3-PT field goals with 2.36 per game, and minutes played with 38.56 per game.

Guard Collin Dennis who struggled since returning from injury, has  averaged 7.3 points per game, while shooting 53.8 percent from the field , and 80.0 percent from 3-point range over the past three games.

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



 
Providence Key Team Stats South Florida
74.9 Points scored 60.8
74.3 Points allowed 64.2
.471 FG% own .427
.438 FG% opposition .418
.353 3PT% own .329
.349 3PT% opposition .353
291 Offensive Rebounds 289
508 Defensive Rebounds 573
877 Total Rebounds 938
0.9 Assist/Turnover Ratio 0.6
17.9 Fouls Per Game 18.4

 

 

Player Stats

Guard

Name Min Reb Ast Pts
C Capko 32.4 1.9 4.5 3.2
C Dennis 19.8 1.1 1.9 4.6
J Holmes 38.6 3.2 2.3 17.0
R Prophete 4.7 0.3 0.4 0.0
J Willis 1.3 0.0 0.0 0.0

Guard

Name Min Reb Ast Pts
R Cross 2.3 0.0 0.3 0.5
S Curry 32.4 3.1 3.5 11.3
W Efejuku 22.6 2.3 2.0 8.0
T Englert 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
D McGrath 37.3 2.0 2.6 15.4

Forward

Name Min Reb Ast Pts
M Buckley 36.3 5.6 1.0 12.7
Z Cann 7.0 0.8 0.0 2.5
F Markusovic 1.5 0.5 0.0 0.0
M Mattis 33.1 7.6 1.1 9.9
M Richardson 13.9 2.2 0.4 1.7

Forward

Name Min Reb Ast Pts
C Baudinet 1.0 0.0 1.0 0.0
C Burch 20.0 3.0 0.8 4.9
J Kale 11.7 2.9 0.2 3.0
G McDermott 32.0 8.6 2.4 9.1
S Van De Walle 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.7

Center

Name Min Reb Ast Pts
S Jones 36.8 10.0 1.2 13.6

Center

Name Min Reb Ast Pts
R Hanke 22.0 4.5 0.3 12.7
H Hill 18.3 5.0 0.5 8.8

 

 



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