UConn At USF: Game Day

The USF men's basketball team returns home to Host two nationally ranked opponents. The Bulls Face No. 2 UConn Wednesday night at 7 p.m. The game can be seen locally on Catch 47 as part of the BIG EAST's television package. USF is expecting a sellout. Remaining tickets can be purchased by calling 1-800-Go-Bulls. The Bulls then Finish the season Saturday night against No. 20 Georgetown. USF seniors James Holmes and Solomon Jones will be honored prior to the game.

Connecticut  Game Day  South Florida

UConn at USF
Connecticut (25-2)

South Florida (6-20)


Date: March 01, 2006
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: USF Sun Dome - Tampa, Fla. 
Capacity: 10,411
Television: Catch 47 will air the game as part of the BIG EAST television package
Radio: WFLA 970 AM will broadcast the game 

The Coaches:
South Florida Bulls -
Robert McCullum - 3rd Season
UConn Huskies  - Jim Calhoun - 20th Season

2006 Record:
South Florida Bulls (6-21, 0-14 BIG EAST) 
UConn Huskies  (25-2,  12-2 BIG EAST)

The Series:
UConn Huskies  Leads the series 3-0

Last meeting:
Connecticut beat South Florida 57-50 (12/31/1981)

Last game USF played:
The Bulls lost at Rutgers 62-44 while shooting just 31.5.percent from the floor. Guards James Holmes and forward Melvin Buckley had 14 points each.

Last Game UConn  Played:
The Huskies beat Villanova 89-75. Denham Browns had 23 points.

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

Roster Report:
Forward McHugh Mattis's 10 foot jump shot at Rutgers was his first field goal of the season that wasn't a dunk, lay-up, or offensive rebound. He has the teams best field goal percentage with 62.6, and is second on the team in rebounds with 7.3 per game, and blocks with 2.2 per game.

Center Solomon Jones is almost  averaging a double-double on the season  with 12.9 points and 9.8 rebounds per game,  He is also eighth in the nation, and second in the BIG EAST in blocked shots with 3.00 per game.  He also owns the third-best  single-season blocks total (82) in the Programs history. 

James Holmes leads the team in scoring with17.0. points per game, steals 1.89 per game, 3-PT field goals with 2.41 per game, and minutes played with 38.52 per game.

Freshman forward Frane Marcusovic playing for only the second time this season  registered two minutes against Rutgers. He had two rebounds in two minutes to bring his season total to four minutes.

Guard Eddie Lovett scored his first four points of the season against Rutgers. Before the Rutgers game, the freshmen walk-on  had logged only nine minutes in five games this season. 

Senior James Holmes and junior Melvin Buckley have 126 of the teams 132 3-pointers this season, which makes them the first teammates in the programs history to score 60 or more 3-pointers each in a single season. 

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

USF Player Stats

James Holmes 27 17.0 3.2 2.3 1.9
Melvin Buckley 27 12.9 5.6 1.0 0.5
Solomon Jones 27 12.9 9.8 1.3 0.8
McHugh Mattis 27 9.7 7.3 1.0 1.2
Chris Capko 27 3.1 1.9 4.5 0.9
Complete Stats

UConn Player Stats

Rudy Gay 26 15.9 6.8 2.2 1.8
Rashad Anderson 27 13.6 3.1 0.7 0.8
Josh Boone 27 10.4 6.9 0.8 0.3
Hilton Armstrong 27 10.0 6.8 0.8 0.6
Denham Brown 25 9.4 4.2 1.3 0.8
Complete Stats


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