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  1. BULLS CONTINUE HOME STRETCH AGAINST ARKANSAS STATE November 23, 2017 Matchup: Arkansas State (2-3) at USF (3-2)Date: Friday, Nov. 24Time: 12 p.m.Location: Tampa, Fla. | USF Sun Dome (10,411)Radio: AM 1040 | GoUSFBulls.com (Jim Lighthall, Neil Solondz)Follow: Listen | Stats | TwitterTAMPA, NOV. 23, 2017 – The University of South Florida men's basketball team continues a stretch of three home games in five days on Friday, Nov. 24 against Arkansas State.The game is the third of four in the Hoosier Tip-Off Classic for the Bulls. USF is 1-1 so far in the tournament after a 70-52 win over Howard on Wednesday night.The Bulls set a season high on Wednesday night with 11 made threes. Guard Stephan Jiggetts (Forestville, Md.) tied his career high with four made from beyond the arc on his way to a team-leading 16 points. He added six boards to tie for the team lead.Wing Payton Banks (Orange, Calif.) rained down four threes of his own, finishing the night with 14 points. Forward Tulio Da Silva (Formiga, Brazil) was the third of three Bulls to finish the game in double figures, scoring 10 points and pulling in six rebounds. THE OPPONENT Arkansas State (2-3) concludes its slate in the Hoosier Tip-Off Classic against the Bulls. Arkansas State fell to Indiana on Wednesday night, 87-70. Its lone win in the tournament came against Howard on Monday, Nov. 20, a 92-78 victory.The Red Wolves return eight players, including three starters, from a team that won 20 games last season. They are led by senior guard Deven Simms, who has averaged 16.5 points and 5.3 rebounds per game thus far despite only making one start. Simms was the team's second-leading scorer last season. The team's second-leading scorer is junior Ty Cockfield, who averages 16.0 points per game.The Bulls and the Red Wolves meet for the first time since 1975, with the series tied, 1-1. USF took the last meeting, 70-63, on Jan. 18, 1975.NOTABLES The Bulls had 19 assists on 25 made baskets on Wednesday night and are averaging 13.6 assists per game. USF is 75-for-96 (78.1 percent) from the free throw line this season, which is second-best in the AAC. The Bulls have allowed 63.2 points per contest this season, the fourth-best scoring defense in the American. Payton Banks is averaging 16.7 points per game in his last three games and has taken the team lead in scoring with 12.4 points Every active Bull saw action in the game on Wednesday night, including the first collegiate action for guard Joey Coffaro (Arlington Heights, Ill.)
  2. View this giveaway Front row seats to USF vs. E. Michigan Sunday 4:000 p.m. This giveaway is for tickets in Row A, which I believe to be row one, not the on-court chairs but up close to Bulls Basketball and on the Arena Club side. Simply enter to win and enjoy a unique experience with Bulls Basketball. The seats are 21 and 22 which I believe are midcourt and on the aisle too. These are really good seats as far as I can tell. Yes, they are mine, but I bought them over the phone months ago. Should be a good time!!!! Tickets will be emailed to the email in your TBP Account. Please be sure your email is up to date! Submitter Brad Expiration Date 2 days and 21 hours Submitted 11/22/2017 Category USF Men's Basketball  
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    This giveaway is for tickets in Row A, which I believe to be row one, not the on-court chairs but up close to Bulls Basketball and on the Arena Club side. Simply enter to win and enjoy a unique experience with Bulls Basketball. The seats are 21 and 22 which I believe are midcourt and on the aisle too. These are really good seats as far as I can tell. Yes, they are mine, but I bought them over the phone months ago. Should be a good time!!!! Tickets will be emailed to the email in your TBP Account. Please be sure your email is up to date!
  4. View this giveaway Front row seats to USF vs. Arkansas State Friday (Noon) This giveaway is for tickets in Row A, which I believe to be row one, not the on-court chairs but up close to Bulls Basketball and on the Arena Club side. Simply enter to win and enjoy a unique experience with Bulls Basketball. The seats are 21 and 22 which I believe are midcourt and on the aisle too. These are really good seats as far as I can tell. Yes, they are mine, but I bought them over the phone months ago. Should be a good time!!!! Tickets will be emailed to the email in your TBP Account. Please be sure your email is up to date! Submitter Brad Expiration Date 21 hours and 45 minutes Submitted 11/22/2017 Category USF Men's Basketball  
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    This giveaway is for tickets in Row A, which I believe to be row one, not the on-court chairs but up close to Bulls Basketball and on the Arena Club side. Simply enter to win and enjoy a unique experience with Bulls Basketball. The seats are 21 and 22 which I believe are midcourt and on the aisle too. These are really good seats as far as I can tell. Yes, they are mine, but I bought them over the phone months ago. Should be a good time!!!! Tickets will be emailed to the email in your TBP Account. Please be sure your email is up to date!
  6. Welcome to the 2017-18 TheBullsPen.com USF Basketball Prediction Contest The race for the mildly prestigious Bulliever's Cup is on! Game 6 South Florida Bulls vs. Arkansas State vs. Friday, November 24, 12:00 p.m. EST Sun Dome Tampa, FL Ticket Giveaway! The Contest: Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to select winners and leading contributors in each Bulls hoops game this season. Prizes await, as does the respect and admiration of Bulls fans around the globe. The contest is a season-long chase so don't miss a game. Next...the rules: 1) You must be a registered member of this message board. 2) You must completely answer the contest questions. 3) There can be no modifications to your post after scheduled game start time 4) Your prediction must be part of this original thread 5) Post must be submitted prior to game's published start time. 6) Ties will be decided by Bulliever starting with accuracy on first - last prediction. PLEASE READ ABOVE CAREFULLY - If a rule is broken, your entry will not count. You may appeal any ruling, if you choose, but only Bulliever or his designee will hear appeal. For additional contest rules, please read the small print below. And now, the contest: For the Bulls game vs. Arkansas State, Friday, November 24, (12:00 pm ET start), please select the following: 1) The winner 2) The margin of victory by your predicted winner 3) Bulls leading scorer and point total 4) Bulls leading rebounder and rebound total 5) Team Free Throw percentage (i.e. 72.9%) Please try to keep in the above format so that it will be easier to manage. Sample response would be: 1) South Florida 2) 22 3) Banks - 21 4) Yetna - 11 5) 80% The contest winner will be chosen based on a points system as follows. 1) Correct on winning team - 10 points 2) Correct on Margin of victory - 15 points (subtract one point for each variance in actual and predicted margin - 0 points awarded if actual winner not predicted.) 3a) Correct Leading Scorer - 5 points 3b) Leading Scorer's correct point total -10 points (subtract one point for each variance in actual and predicted total - 0 points awarded if correct leading scorer not predicted.) 4a) Correct Leading Rebounder - 5 points 4b) Leading Rebounder's correct rebound total - 10 points (subtract one point for each variance in actual and predicted total - 0 points awarded if correct leading rebounder not predicted.) 5) Free throw percentage - within 3 percentage points of actual - 10 points; 5 percentage points of actual - 5 points; 10 percentage points -1 point Games will be decided and winners announced. There will be a smaller prize for each game winner and a Grand Prize for those with overall point total other category wins - tracking of game averages, wins and total points scored for the season! The key will be mindful of the game schedule and enter each game! Game 6 winner receives: A trading card of a former USF hoops player; season play is for larger prize: Have Fun and follow the Bulls throughout the 2017-18 season! (Mildly prestigious Bulliever's Cup) Stats will be updated over the Thanksgiving weekend as soon as time allows. Stats after four games: Total Points (Top Ten): NJBull 127 206BULL 124 LrdNorman 108 MDBull20 105 ___ Eats It 104 Roaming Bull 103 bullsfan27 98 Triple B 91 Apis Bull 90 JJZbulls 90 Most Wins: MDBull20 2 206Bull 1 mikemcp88 1 Most points scored in a win: 206Bull 58 mikemcp88 46 MDBull20 41 MDBull20 17 Highest average points (Top Ten, min 2 games): Avg Pts Games mikemcp88 42.50 2 bullsfan27 32.67 3 NJBull 31.75 4 206BULL 31.00 4 Triple B 30.33 3 bullsmeanbusiness 28.67 3 LrdNorman 27.00 4 George Jenkins 26.67 3 MDBull20 26.25 4 ___ Eats It 26 4 Game Winners: 1 MDBull20 2 MDBull20 3 206Bull 4 mikemcp88
  7. Total Team Effort Helps Bulls Cruise Past Howard By TOM ZEBOLDUSF Senior WriterTAMPA, NOV. 22, 2017 – USF dominated on both ends of the floor in a 75-52 victory over Howard on Wednesday night at the Sun Dome.USF (3-2) knocked down a season-high 11 three-pointers, shooting 45 percent from long range and 44 percent overall with 19 assists on 25 field goals.Head coach Brian Gregory's Bulls also limited Howard (0-6) to a 33 percent shooting performance from the floor (3-for-23 from beyond the arc) and scored 24 points off 19 Bison turnovers.Stephan Jiggetts (Forestville, Md.) made four of his five three-point attempts, finishing with a team-high 16 points, and his six rebounds helped USF grab a 42-36 edge on the boards.Payton Banks (Orange, Calif.) tied his season high with four three-pointers and scored in double figures for the third straight game with 14 points. Tulio Da Silva (Formiga, Brazil) added 10 points, while Terrence Samuel (Brooklyn, N.Y.) finished with nine points and a team-high four assists.After leading Indiana at the half the last time out, USF used another hot start to grab a 36-24 advantage by the break. Banks made three three-pointers in the opening half for second straight game and netted his third right before the buzzer to get up to 11 points.Tied at 16-16, USF seized control of the game with a 17-1 run over the next six minutes. Howard made only two of its final 10 shots from the field and finished the half shooting 32 percent (9-for-28).The Bulls pumped their lead up to 51-28 with a 12-0 run early in the second half. Jiggetts hit consecutive three-pointers during the run before Justin Brown (Birmingham, Ala.) made USF's 10th bucket from long range to extend the advantage to 56-30 with 11:58 remaining. Rest of story Highlights:
  8. I have 3 tickets that I cannot use for tonight's game vs HOWARD at 7:00pm. Free, just send me a message.
  9. View this giveaway Front row seats to USF vs. Howard Wednesday Night This giveaway is for tickets in Row A, which I believe to be row one, not the on-court chairs but up close to Bulls Basketball and on the Arena Club side. Simply enter to win and enjoy a unique experience with Bulls Basketball. The seats are 21 and 22 which I believe are midcourt and on the aisle too. These are really good seats as far as I can tell. Yes, they are mine, but I bought them over the phone months ago. Should be a good time!!!! Tickets will be emailed to the email in your TBP Account. Please be sure your email is up to date! Submitter Brad Expiration Date 21 hours and 55 minutes Submitted 11/19/2017 Category USF Men's Basketball  
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    This giveaway is for tickets in Row A, which I believe to be row one, not the on-court chairs but up close to Bulls Basketball and on the Arena Club side. Simply enter to win and enjoy a unique experience with Bulls Basketball. The seats are 21 and 22 which I believe are midcourt and on the aisle too. These are really good seats as far as I can tell. Yes, they are mine, but I bought them over the phone months ago. Should be a good time!!!! Tickets will be emailed to the email in your TBP Account. Please be sure your email is up to date!
  11. Welcome to the 2017-18 TheBullsPen.com USF Basketball Prediction Contest The race for the mildly prestigious Bulliever's Cup is on! Game 5 South Florida Bulls vs. Howard Bison vs. Congrats to Game 4 winner, @mikemcp88! The Contest: Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to select winners and leading contributors in each Bulls hoops game this season. Prizes await, as does the respect and admiration of Bulls fans around the globe. The contest is a season-long chase so don't miss a game. Next...the rules: 1) You must be a registered member of this message board. 2) You must completely answer the contest questions. 3) There can be no modifications to your post after scheduled game start time 4) Your prediction must be part of this original thread 5) Post must be submitted prior to game's published start time. 6) Ties will be decided by Bulliever starting with accuracy on first - last prediction. PLEASE READ ABOVE CAREFULLY - If a rule is broken, your entry will not count. You may appeal any ruling, if you choose, but only Bulliever or his designee will hear appeal. For additional contest rules, please read the small print below. And now, the contest: For the Bulls game vs. Howard, Wednesday, November 22, (7:00 pm ET start), please select the following: 1) The winner 2) The margin of victory by your predicted winner 3) Bulls leading scorer and point total 4) Bulls leading rebounder and rebound total 5) Team Free Throw percentage (i.e. 72.9%) Please try to keep in the above format so that it will be easier to manage. Sample response would be: 1) South Florida 2) 22 3) Banks - 21 4) Yetna - 11 5) 80% The contest winner will be chosen based on a points system as follows. 1) Correct on winning team - 10 points 2) Correct on Margin of victory - 15 points (subtract one point for each variance in actual and predicted margin - 0 points awarded if actual winner not predicted.) 3a) Correct Leading Scorer - 5 points 3b) Leading Scorer's correct point total -10 points (subtract one point for each variance in actual and predicted total - 0 points awarded if correct leading scorer not predicted.) 4a) Correct Leading Rebounder - 5 points 4b) Leading Rebounder's correct rebound total - 10 points (subtract one point for each variance in actual and predicted total - 0 points awarded if correct leading rebounder not predicted.) 5) Free throw percentage - within 3 percentage points of actual - 10 points; 5 percentage points of actual - 5 points; 10 percentage points -1 point Games will be decided and winners announced. There will be a smaller prize for each game winner and a Grand Prize for those with overall point total other category wins - tracking of game averages, wins and total points scored for the season! The key will be mindful of the game schedule and enter each game! Game 5 winner receives: Chucky Atkins card: Have Fun and follow the Bulls throughout the 2017-18 season! (Mildly prestigious Bulliever's Cup) Stats after four games: Total Points (Top Ten): NJBull 127 206BULL 124 LrdNorman 108 MDBull20 105 ___ Eats It 104 Roaming Bull 103 bullsfan27 98 Triple B 91 Apis Bull 90 JJZbulls 90 Most Wins: MDBull20 2 206Bull 1 mikemcp88 1 Most points scored in a win: 206Bull 58 mikemcp88 46 MDBull20 41 MDBull20 17 Highest average points (Top Ten, min 2 games): Avg Pts Games mikemcp88 42.50 2 bullsfan27 32.67 3 NJBull 31.75 4 206BULL 31.00 4 Triple B 30.33 3 bullsmeanbusiness 28.67 3 LrdNorman 27.00 4 George Jenkins 26.67 3 MDBull20 26.25 4 ___ Eats It 26 4 Game Winners: 1 MDBull20 2 MDBull20 3 206Bull 4 mikemcp88
  12. USF TRAVELS TO INDIANA TO OPEN HOOSIER TIP-OFF CLASSIC November 18, 2017 Matchup: USF (2-1) at Indiana (1-2) Date: Sunday, Nov. 19 Time: 6 p.m. Location: Bloomington, Ind. | : Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall (17,222) Watch: Big Ten Network (Brandon Gaudin, Bob Wenzel) Radio: AM 820 | GoUSFBulls.com | Bulls Unlimited (Jim Lighthall, Joey Johnston) Follow: Stats | Twitter TAMPA, NOV. 18, 2017 – The University of South Florida men's basketball team looks to win its second straight road game in the opener of the Hoosier Tip-Off Classic against Indiana (1-2). This is the Bulls' first matchup with a Big Ten team since Nov. 20, 2011, when USF dropped a low scoring affair, 53-49, against Penn State in the Naismith Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic in Uncasville, Conn. The Bulls won their first road game of the season on Wednesday night (Nov. 15) at Stetson, 75-72, behind 18 points each from Payton Banks (Orange, Calif.) and Stephan Jiggetts(Forrestville, Md.). Terrence Samuel (Brooklyn, N.Y.) chipped in 15 points with career highs in rebounds (eight) and assists (seven). THE OPPONENT Indiana (1-2) lost its last game at No. 22 Seton Hall, 84-68, as part of the Gavitt Tip-Off Games. The Hoosiers also dropped their season opener to Indiana State, 90-69, at Assembly Hall. Their lone win came in the second game of the season against Howard in their first game of the Hoosier Tip-Off Classic. The Bulls will face Howard at the Sun Dome on Nov. 22. The Hoosiers' leading scorer so far this season is sophomore forward De'Ron Davis, who is averaging 11.7 points through three games. He leads the Big Ten, shooting 78.9 percent (15-for-19) from the field. The matchup marks the first meeting between USF and Indiana. Hoosiers first-year head coach Archie Miller was USF head coach Brian Gregory's replacement at Dayton when Gregory took the Georgia Tech head coaching job following the 2010-11 season. NOTABLES Brian Gregory secured his 250th career head coaching victory against Stetson. Gregory won 172 games as the head coach at Dayton from 2003-11 and won 78 games at Georgia Tech from 2011-16 before arriving at USF. The Bulls last defeated a Big Ten opponent on Dec. 6, 1997, a 67-49 win at Ohio State. USF is 7-13 all-time against Big Ten opponents. USF is shooting 81.0% (47-for-58) so far this season from the free throw line, good for second in the American Athletic Conference. Guard Stephan Jiggetts is 9-of-10 from the line this season and guard Terrence Samuel is 14-of-16 to lead the way for the Bulls. Center Nikola Scekic (Belgrade, Serbia) pulled down a career high seven boards against Stetson, and also tied his career high with four points. USF BULLS on GoUSFBulls.com
  13. Welcome to the 2017-18 TheBullsPen.com USF Basketball Prediction Contest The race for the mildly prestigious Bulliever's Cup is on! Game 4 South Florida Bulls at Indiana Hoosiers at Congrats to Game 3 winner, to be determined! The Contest: Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to select winners and leading contributors in each Bulls hoops game this season. Prizes await, as does the respect and admiration of Bulls fans around the globe. The contest is a season-long chase so don't miss a game. Next...the rules: 1) You must be a registered member of this message board. 2) You must completely answer the contest questions. 3) There can be no modifications to your post after scheduled game start time 4) Your prediction must be part of this original thread 5) Post must be submitted prior to game's published start time. 6) Ties will be decided by Bulliever starting with accuracy on first - last prediction. PLEASE READ ABOVE CAREFULLY - If a rule is broken, your entry will not count. You may appeal any ruling, if you choose, but only Bulliever or his designee will hear appeal. For additional contest rules, please read the small print below. And now, the contest: For the Bulls game at Indiana, Sunday, November 18, (6:00 pm ET start), please select the following: 1) The winner 2) The margin of victory by your predicted winner 3) Bulls leading scorer and point total 4) Bulls leading rebounder and rebound total 5) Team Free Throw percentage (i.e. 72.9%) Please try to keep in the above format so that it will be easier to manage. Sample response would be: 1) South Florida 2) 22 3) Banks - 21 4) Yetna - 11 5) 80% The contest winner will be chosen based on a points system as follows. 1) Correct on winning team - 10 points 2) Correct on Margin of victory - 15 points (subtract one point for each variance in actual and predicted margin - 0 points awarded if actual winner not predicted.) 3a) Correct Leading Scorer - 5 points 3b) Leading Scorer's correct point total -10 points (subtract one point for each variance in actual and predicted total - 0 points awarded if correct leading scorer not predicted.) 4a) Correct Leading Rebounder - 5 points 4b) Leading Rebounder's correct rebound total - 10 points (subtract one point for each variance in actual and predicted total - 0 points awarded if correct leading rebounder not predicted.) 5) Free throw percentage - within 3 percentage points of actual - 10 points; 5 percentage points of actual - 5 points; 10 percentage points -1 point Games will be decided and winners announced. There will be a smaller prize for each game winner and a Grand Prize for those with overall point total other category wins - tracking of game averages, wins and total points scored for the season! The key will be mindful of the game schedule and enter each game! Game 2 winner receives: Solomon Jones autographed card (picture to be added): Have Fun and follow the Bulls throughout the 2017-18 season! (Mildly prestigious Bulliever's Cup) Stats after three games: Total Points (Top Ten) 206BULL 88 bullsmeanbusiness 86 NJBull 82 MDBull20 81 ___ Eats It 80 Roaming Bull 78 JJZbulls 75 LrdNorman 74 bullsfan27 62 Apis Bull 57 Most Wins: MDBull20 2 206Bull 1 Most points scored in a win: 206Bull 58 MDBull20 41 MDBull20 17 Highest average points (Top Ten, min 2 games): Avg GP mikemcp88 39.00 1 bullsfan27 31.00 2 206BULL 29.33 3 bullsmeanbusiness 28.67 3 Triple B 27.50 2 NJBull 27.33 3 MDBull20 27.00 3 ___ Eats It 26.67 3 Roaming Bull 26.00 3 JJZbulls 25.00 3 mikemcp88 does not qualify with only one game played. Displayed here for @mikemcp88 (get in next game!) Game Winners: 1 MDBull20 2 MDBull20 3 206Bull
  14. BULLS TAKE FIRST ROAD GAME OVER STETSON, 75-72 DELAND, FLA., NOV. 15, 2017 – The Bulls came out running early, scoring 41 points in the first half before securing Brian Gregory's 250th career head coaching victory with a 75-72 road win at Stetson.USF (2-1) shot 56 percent (14-for-25) from the field and a perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line in the first half that saw the Bulls take an 11-point lead. Then the Bulls closed it out in thrilling fashion with some big defensive stops down the stretch.Overall, USF shot 52 percent (25-for-48) from the field, including 45.5 percent (10-for-22) from three.The Bulls had four players in double-figures, with Stephan Jiggetts and Payton Banks leading the way with 18 points each. Terrence Samuel chipped in 13 points to go along with career highs in rebounds (eight) and assists (seven).The victory marked the first road win for the Bulls since Dec. 1, 2016 over Troy, snapping a skid of 10 games. It's also the first time since the 2014-15 season that the Bulls won their road opener, when USF defeated UAB, 73-71.QuotableHead coach Brian Gregory on the defense down the stretch:"We executed well down the stretch, and more importantly they didn't get a second shot down the stretch. Tulio had a big rebound. Payton Banks had a big rebound. We went one possession in the zone, forced a quick shot, and got the rebound. We did a lot of good things."Gregory on the overall performance:"Any time you shoot 52 percent from the field, 45 percent from three, 70 percent from the free throw line and outrebound a team by 12, there's an effort level that was there. We started high, the guys responded well on a one-day turnaround after a disappointing performance on Monday. But you have to put that stuff in the rearview mirror."Terrence Samuel on USF's defense down the stretch:"That's our foundation. Coach gets on us every day in practice about playing defense, being in our gaps and finishing the play off the rebound. Those guys, they went on a run at the end, but I got the team together and said, 'Listen, our foundation is defense and that's going to win us this game.' So, they got some stops at the end."Key Stats14-for-25: USF shot 56.0 percent from the field in the first half.8-for-8: Terrence Samuel was 8-for-8 from the free throw line, eclipsing his previous career high of seven made free throws.13: The Bulls have won 13 straight meetings with the Hatters, dating back to 1989.Notables USF has gone 47-for-58 (81 percent) from the free throw line in the first three games this season. Payton Banks set a new season high with 12 points in the first half, while Terrence Samueltied his season high with 13 in the half. Nikola Scekic chipped in seven boards, a new career high. Up NextUSF will travel to Bloomington, Ind. to take on Indiana on Sunday at 6 p.m. This will be the first meeting ever between the Bulls and the Hoosiers and is the first of four games as part of the Hoosier Tip-Off Classic. The game will be broadcast nationwide on the Big Ten Network.
  15. ...and 10/10 so far tonight.
  16. Bulls Fall to Morgan State, 63-53 By TOM ZEBOLDUSF Senior WriterTAMPA, NOV. 13, 2017 – Terrence Samuel scored nine of his team-high 13 points in the second half, but USF couldn't heat up after the break in a 63-53 loss to Morgan State on Monday night.Eyeing its first 2-0 start since the 2014-15 season, USF (1-1) shot 34.8 percent from the field and was in comeback mode for more than 31 minutes in the programs' second-ever meeting.Samuel, a grad transfer from Penn State, posted his first double-digit scoring game with the Bulls and tied for the team lead with seven rebounds. Tulio Da Silva (Formiga, Brazil) finished in double figures for the second straight game with 11 points after going 5-for-10 from the field.Coming off a career-high 20-point outing, Da Silva powered USF early with seven points in a back-and-forth first half that featured eight lead changes. Morgan State headed into the break with a 32-26 lead after USF went scoreless for nearly the final three minutes of the half.Morgan State (1-1) took control in the second half with a 13-0 run that extended its advantage to 45-31 with 14 minutes remaining. Samuel's three-point play cut the deficit to 55-49 with 3:08 to play, but that's as close as USF got the rest of the way.QuotableHead coach Brian Gregory's opening thoughts:"A lot of credit goes to Morgan State. They scrapped, did a great job defensively on us and played extremely hard. They were very disciplined in what they needed to get done and executed their game plan probably perfectly. They got us down and we didn't respond well. That's one of the challenges that we're going to face."Gregory on what the Bulls need to do to respond: "Now it's time to get down in the stance. It's time on offense to make an extra pass and knock down a big shot, or knock down a free throw. We didn't respond and that's what this game is all about. In close games, you've got to respond in positive ways and we didn't do that tonight. Hopefully we'll learn from that."Key Stats7-for-22: USF shot 31.8 percent from the field in the second half.20: Morgan State grabbed 20 of its 35 total rebounds in the second half and seven of its 12 total offensive boards after the break.Notables Brian Gregory remains one win away from No. 250 in his head coaching career. USF has gone 32-for-37 (86 percent) from the free throw line in the first two games this season. Malik Martin (Miami) also finished with a team-high seven rebounds, which matched his career high. Morgan State was picked first in the MEAC preseason poll. Up NextUSF will travel to DeLand, Fla., to take on Stetson on Wednesday at 8 p.m. Fans can catch the game on ESPN3. GoUSFBulls.com
  17. Welcome to the 2017-18 TheBullsPen.com USF Basketball Prediction Contest The race for the mildly prestigious Bulliever's Cup is on! Game 3 South Florida Bulls at Stetson Hatters at Congrats to Game 2 winner, to be determined! The Contest: Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to select winners and leading contributors in each Bulls hoops game this season. Prizes await, as does the respect and admiration of Bulls fans around the globe. The contest is a season-long chase so don't miss a game. Next...the rules: 1) You must be a registered member of this message board. 2) You must completely answer the contest questions. 3) There can be no modifications to your post after scheduled game start time 4) Your prediction must be part of this original thread 5) Post must be submitted prior to game's published start time. 6) Ties will be decided by Bulliever starting with accuracy on first - last prediction. PLEASE READ ABOVE CAREFULLY - If a rule is broken, your entry will not count. You may appeal any ruling, if you choose, but only Bulliever or his designee will hear appeal. For additional contest rules, please read the small print below. And now, the contest: For the Bulls game at Stetson, Wednesday, November 15, (8:00 pm ET start), please select the following: 1) The winner 2) The margin of victory by your predicted winner 3) Bulls leading scorer and point total 4) Bulls leading rebounder and rebound total 5) Team Free Throw percentage (i.e. 72.9%) Please try to keep in the above format so that it will be easier to manage. Sample response would be: 1) South Florida 2) 22 3) Banks - 21 4) Yetna - 11 5) 80% The contest winner will be chosen based on a points system as follows. 1) Correct on winning team - 10 points 2) Correct on Margin of victory - 15 points (subtract one point for each variance in actual and predicted margin - 0 points awarded if actual winner not predicted.) 3a) Correct Leading Scorer - 5 points 3b) Leading Scorer's correct point total -10 points (subtract one point for each variance in actual and predicted total - 0 points awarded if correct leading scorer not predicted.) 4a) Correct Leading Rebounder - 5 points 4b) Leading Rebounder's correct rebound total - 10 points (subtract one point for each variance in actual and predicted total - 0 points awarded if correct leading rebounder not predicted.) 5) Free throw percentage - within 3 percentage points of actual - 10 points; 5 percentage points of actual - 5 points; 10 percentage points -1 point Games will be decided and winners announced. There will be a smaller prize for each game winner and a Grand Prize for those with overall point total other category wins - tracking of game averages, wins and total points scored for the season! The key will be mindful of the game schedule and enter each game! Game 2 winner receives: Solomon Jones autographed card (picture to be added): Have Fun and follow the Bulls throughout the 2017-18 season! (Mildly prestigious Bulliever's Cup) Total Points (Top ten, after one game): MDBull20 41 bullsmeanbusiness 38 NJBull 37 ___ Eats It 34 Roaming Bull 34 JJZbulls 32 206BULL 30 bcgruber 28 Triple B 24 T-Man 23 Most points scored in a win: MDBull20 - 41 Highest average points (min x games): Game Winners MDBull20
  18. gousfbulls.com November 12, 2017 Matchup: USF (1-0) vs. Morgan State (0-1) Date: Monday, Nov. 13 Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: Tampa, Fla. | Sun Dome Arena Watch: ESPN3 (Drew Fellios, Mark Wise) Radio: AM 820 | GoUSFBulls.com | Bulls Unlimited (Jim Lighthall, Neil Solondz) Tickets: 1-800-Go-Bulls | USFBullsTix.com Follow: Listen | Stats | Twitter TAMPA, NOV. 12, 2017 – The University of South Florida men's basketball team will look to get the second win of the Brian Gregory era Monday night against Morgan State at the Sun Dome. Tipoff is at 7 p.m. The Bulls won in thrilling fashion in the season opener, defeating FAU, 60-59, after grad transfer guard Stephan Jiggetts (Forestville, Md.) hit a floater with 12 seconds remaining to give USF the lead. Jiggetts finished the night with 13 points, four rebounds and four assists. Forward Tulio Da Silva (Formiga, Brazil) added a career-high 20 points to lead the team. Da Silva also led the team with eight boards. PROMOTIONS $2 Hot Dogs Fans can purchase hot dogs for $2 at concession stands throughout the USF Sun Dome. Coke Student Club The Coke Student Club, located at Gate D, is back for the 2017-18 season. Students can enter the Coke Student Club by showing that they have the Herd Perks app. THE OPPONENT Morgan State (0-1) dropped its opener on the road, 76-59, to Binghamton. Forward Phillip Carr, the team's second-leading scorer from last season, led the team with 14 points. Freshman guard LaPri McCray-Pace led the team on the glass, pulling in 10 boards. The Bears return 81 percent of their scoring output and 75 percent of their rebounding from last season. Overall, 10 letter winners return, including four starters from their squad that went 14-16 and 11-5 in the MEAC. The Bulls have met Morgan State only once, a 91-53 victory on Jan. 3, 2000. NOTABLES Brian Gregory will go for win No. 250 in his head coaching career against Morgan State. Gregory won 172 games as the head coach at Dayton from 2003-11 and won 78 games at Georgia Tech from 2011-16 before winning the season opener against FAU. USF improved to 35-12 all-time in season openers with the win over FAU, including a 29-6 mark at home. The Bulls had assists on 15 of 20 made baskets on Friday night, including a career high- tying six assists from guard Terrence Samuel. Samuel also tied a career high with four steals in the game. Seven of eight Bulls who played Friday night saw their first action at USF, with all seven getting their first USF points. Freshmen Justin Brown and David Collins also got their first collegiate points. USF's three graduate transfers-Stephan Jiggetts, Payton Banks and Terrence Samuel-combined to make 114 Division I starts and appeared in 268 games before arriving in Tampa.
  19. Gregory Era Begins With Thrilling Season-Opening Win By TOM ZEBOLDUSF Senior WriterTAMPA, NOV. 10, 2017 – The Brian Gregory era of USF men's basketball began in thrilling fashion with a 60-59 victory over Florida Atlantic on Friday night.Stephan Jiggetts sent the loud Sun Dome crowd of 4,192 to its feet with a go-ahead, pull-up jumper with 12 seconds remaining. Malik Martin (Miami) pulled down the final rebound with two seconds left to help deliver Gregory's 249th career victory and his first with the Bulls in the regular season opener.Tulia Da Silva (Formiga, Brazil) poured in a career-high 20 points and used an all-out effort to force a crucial turnover with 27.3 seconds left that set the stage for Jiggetts' game-winning shot in the paint.Jiggetts, a graduate transfer for Fairleigh Dickinson, shined in his USF debut with 13 points, four rebounds and four assists.Grad transfer Terrence Samuel (Brooklyn, N.Y.) finished with nine points and dished out four of his game-high six assists in a second half that kept Bulls fans on the edge of their seats.USF started the game on an 11-2 run and headed into the break with a 33-29 advantage before the lead changed hands four times. Dedicated to playing team defense, the Bulls finished the job by limiting FAU to a 1-for-4 shooting performance from the field in the final two minutes along with Da Silva forcing the pivotal turnover in the final minute.QuotableHead coach Brian Gregory's thoughts on the big win and the environment in the Sun Dome:"I'm very pleased with the result. We had a great environment tonight, hopefully something we can build on. Jose and the ladies got it going with a great win earlier and the electricity in the building continued there and I thought it was great… Our guys figured out a way to get the job done and made some plays there at the end that you have to make."Gregory on Da Silva's career performance:"Over the last two weeks, his daily habits have just gotten better and better and better. It's not rocket science. If you practice harder and practice better on a daily basis, you have a better chance of playing well and that's exactly what he's doing."Stephan Jiggetts on the play that set up his game-winning shot:"I knew I had the pick-and-roll. Payton came baseline and he drew a lot of attention. Then Tulio ducked in, so that opened up the lane for the floater."Tulio Da Silva on the team being ready to pull out a close game:"We prepared for close-game situations. We knew in situations like that to stay relaxed. In our closed scrimmage, we had those situations where we had to play it out and see how it goes. As far as the coaching staff, they trust in us and we trust in them. We just know what we have to do to get the 'W.'"Key Stats36: Thanks to USF's relentless defense, FAU shot 36 percent from the field and went just 25 percent from beyond the arc.20: USF scored 20 points off 12 FAU turnovers.15-for-17: USF's performance at the free throw line, which included a 2-for-2 effort by Jiggetts to cut the FAU lead to 59-58 with 54 seconds remaining.Notables USF improved to 35-12 all-time in season openers, including a 29-6 mark at home. Friday marked USF's second straight season-opening win. Finishing with a career-high 20 points, Tulio Da Silva has scored in double digits in five of his past six games, dating back to last season. All eight Bulls that saw action scored points. Grad transfers Stephan Jiggetts, Terrence Samuel and Payton Bankscombined to score 26 points. Link to GoUSFBulls.com Next Up: 2017-18 USF Basketball Prediction Contest: Bulls vs Morgan State
  20. Welcome to the 2017-18 TheBullsPen.com USF Basketball Prediction Contest The race for the mildly prestigious Bulliever's Cup is on! Game 2 South Florida Bulls vs. Morgan State Bears at Congrats to Game 1 winner, @MDBull20! The Contest: Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to select winners and leading contributors in each Bulls hoops game this season. Prizes await, as does the respect and admiration of Bulls fans around the globe. The contest is a season-long chase so don't miss a game. Next...the rules: 1) You must be a registered member of this message board. 2) You must completely answer the contest questions. 3) There can be no modifications to your post after scheduled game start time 4) Your prediction must be part of this original thread 5) Post must be submitted prior to game's published start time. 6) Ties will be decided by Bulliever starting with accuracy on first - last prediction. PLEASE READ ABOVE CAREFULLY - If a rule is broken, your entry will not count. You may appeal any ruling, if you choose, but only Bulliever or his designee will hear appeal. For additional contest rules, please read the small print below. And now, the contest: For the Bulls game vs. Morgan State, Monday, November 13, (7:00 pm ET start), please select the following: 1) The winner 2) The margin of victory by your predicted winner 3) Bulls leading scorer and point total 4) Bulls leading rebounder and rebound total 5) Team Free Throw percentage (i.e. 72.9%) Please try to keep in the above format so that it will be easier to manage. Sample response would be: 1) South Florida 2) 22 3) Banks - 21 4) Yetna - 11 5) 80% The contest winner will be chosen based on a points system as follows. 1) Correct on winning team - 10 points 2) Correct on Margin of victory - 15 points (subtract one point for each variance in actual and predicted margin - 0 points awarded if actual winner not predicted.) 3a) Correct Leading Scorer - 5 points 3b) Leading Scorer's correct point total -10 points (subtract one point for each variance in actual and predicted total - 0 points awarded if correct leading scorer not predicted.) 4a) Correct Leading Rebounder - 5 points 4b) Leading Rebounder's correct rebound total - 10 points (subtract one point for each variance in actual and predicted total - 0 points awarded if correct leading rebounder not predicted.) 5) Free throw percentage - within 3 percentage points of actual - 10 points; 5 percentage points of actual - 5 points; 10 percentage points -1 point Games will be decided and winners announced. There will be a smaller prize for each game winner and a Grand Prize for those with overall point total other category wins - tracking of game averages, wins and total points scored for the season! The key will be mindful of the game schedule and enter each game! Game 2 winner receives: Dominique Jones autographed card (picture to be added): Have Fun and follow the Bulls throughout the 2017-18 season! (Mildly prestigious Bulliever's Cup) Total Points (Top ten): MDBull20 41 bullsmeanbusiness 38 NJBull 37 ___ Eats It 34 Roaming Bull 34 JJZbulls 32 206BULL 30 bcgruber 28 Triple B 24 T-Man 23 Most points scored in a win: MDBull20 - 41 Highest average points (min x games): Game Winners MDBull20