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  1. View this raffle Bulls Basketball vs. ECU Winner drawn 2/24! This is a raffle utilizing Member Points (points earned by being a participant on the board - no money involved) - Open to all to enter! Use your points to enter as often as you would like. There are two pairs of tickets being given away (two entrants will win). Earn more points by participating on the message board! This raffle is for two tickets, first level, behind the Bulls bench! Bulls vs. ECU Wednesday, February 26, 7:00 p.m. Yuengling Center Two Prizes: Pair one: Sec 113, Row G, Seat X Sec 113, Row G, Seat X Pair two: Sec 113, Row F, Seat XX Sec 113, Row F, Seat XX Important: Tickets will be delivered electronically, you must have an email address in your profile to receive. Please update now! Submitter Brad Expiration Date 7 days and 8 hours Submitted 02/17/2020 Category Member Points Raffles  
  2. Bulls Battle UConn in Sunday Matinee February 22, 2020 Story Links Game Notes (PDF) Matchup: USF (11-15, 4-9) vs. UConn (14-12, 5-8) Date: Sunday, Feb. 23 Time: 2 p.m. (EST) Location: Storrs, Conn. | Gampel Pavilion TV: CBS Sports Network (Dave Ryan, Bob Wenzel) Radio: Bulls Unlimited (Jim Lighthall, Joey Johnson) Follow: Listen | Watch | Live Stats | Twitter STORRS, CONN., FEB. 22, 2020 – The USF men's basketball team will face the University of Connecticut for the final time as a member of the Athletic American Conference Sunday at 2 p.m. when the Bulls take on the Huskies at Gampel Pavilion. USF (11-15, 4-9) suffered another heartbreaking defeat Thursday against Wichita State, as the Bulls fell 65-55 despite holding their 24th opponent of the season under its scoring average. Overall, USF ranks 14th in the NCAA in scoring defense by limiting opponents to 61.6 points per game. Redshirt senior guard Laquincy Rideau (West Palm Beach, Fla.) paced USF with 14 points, six rebounds, two assists and three steals Thursday at Wichita State. Rideau ranks second on the team with 12.7 points per game and stands second in the league and 10th in the NCAA with 2.4 steals per game. He enters play Sunday against the Huskies needing one more steal to move into sole possession of third place on the league's all-time career steals list with 164. Junior guard David Collins (Youngstown, Ohio) added 11 points and six rebounds against the Shockers and paces the USF offense with 13.8 points per game. Collins already ranks 12th all-time at USF with 1,202 career points and needs only 14 more to move into the top 10. Sophomore forward Michael Durr (Atlanta) grabs a team-high 6.1 rebounds per game, while junior Justin Brown (Atlanta) has made a tea-best 42 three-pointers. Sophomore guard Ezacuras Dawson III (Miami) is shooting 41.7 percent from beyond the arc and ranks second in The American in three-point field goal percentage. THE OPPONENT UConn (14-12, 5-8) has lost two of its last three games after falling in double overtime on Thursday at Temple. The Huskies, however, are 11-3 at home this season and have not lost in Storrs since losing in overtime to Tulsa on Jan. 26. Senior guard Christian Vital leads UConn with 14.8 points per game to go along with a team-high 6.5 rebounds per game and 63 steals. Freshman guard James Bouknight stands second on the team with 12.4 points per game, and junior Josh Carlton is tied for the team lead in rebounds with 6.5 per game. NOTABLE • USF is 4-22 against UConn in the all-time series that dates back to the 1972-73 season. • USF head coach Brian Gregory is seven wins away from 300 career victories. • USF is limiting opponents to just 25.7 percent from three-point range over the last seven games. • David Collins has made 398 career free throws and ranks third all-time in school history and second in AAC history. • Laquincy Rideau ranks 10th in the NCAA with 2.4 steals per game. • Laquincy Rideau has the third-most career steals of any player in American Athletic Conference history with 163. • USF is 17-5 since the start of last season when Justin Brown scores in double figures. • USF ranks 14th in the NCAA in scoring defense by allowing just 61.6 points per game. • USF has held 24 of its 26 opponents under their season scoring average. • David Collins ranks 12th all-time at USF in scoring with 1,202 career points. • Justin Brown has made the ninth-most career three-pointers in school history with 142. • Ezacuras Dawson III ranks second in The American with a .417 three-point percentage.
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    Winner drawn 2/24! This is a ticket giveaway for members that have donated to The Bulls Pen in 2020. You are not automatically entered, so please enter this giveaway for two front row, center court seats that include food and parking! Bulls vs. ECU Wednesday, February 26, 7:00 p.m. Yuengling Center Please be sure your email address is in your profile as the tickets and parking pass will be sent to you electronically.
  5. View this giveaway Premium Seats - 2020 Donor Raffle - Bulls vs. ECU Winner drawn 2/24! This is a ticket giveaway for members that have donated to The Bulls Pen in 2020. You are not automatically entered, so please enter this giveaway for two front row, center court seats that include food and parking! Bulls vs. ECU Wednesday, February 26, 7:00 p.m. Yuengling Center Please be sure your email address is in your profile as the tickets and parking pass will be sent to you electronically. Submitter Brad Expiration Date 2 days and 13 hours Submitted 02/22/2020 Category Donor Giveaway  
  6. Bulls Open Road Trip Thursday at Wichita State February 19, 2020 Story Links Game Notes (PDF) Matchup: USF (11-14, 4-8) vs. Wichita State (19-6, 7-5) Date: Thursday, Feb. 20 Time: 7 p.m. (EST) Location: Wichita, Kan. | Koch Arena TV: CBS Sports Network (Rich Waltz, Dan Dickau) Radio: Bulls Unlimited (Jim Lighthall) Follow: Listen | Watch | Live Stats | Twitter TAMPA, FLA., FEB. 19, 2020 – The USF men's basketball team embarks on a two-game road trip that begins Thursday at 7 p.m. (EST) when the Bulls travel to Wichita, Kan., to take on Wichita State at Koch Arena. USF (11-14, 4-8) turned in another strong defensive performance against Tulsa in its most recent game. The Bulls limited the Golden Hurricane to 56 points and have now held 11 opponents to fewer than 60 points this season. In addition, USF ranks 12th in the NCAA in scoring defense by limiting teams to an average of 61.4 points per game. Junior guard David Collins (Youngstown, Ohio) scored a team-high 14 points to go along with five rebounds and one steal against Tulsa. Collins already ranks 13th all-time at USF in scoring with 1,191 points and enters play Thursday against the Shockers needing four more points to move into 12th place. Overall, Collins is first on the team and 10th in The American with 14.0 points per game. Redshirt senior guard Laquincy Rideau (West Palm Beach, Fla.) added 10 points, four rebounds, five assists and one steal against Tulsa and stands 10th in the NCAA and second in The American with 2.4 steals per game. Rideau enters play with 160 career thefts and needs three more to move into third place on the league's all-time list. Offensively, Rideau is second on the team with 12.6 points per game and has scored at least 20 points in two of the last three games. Junior Justin Brown (Atlanta) is third on the team with 8.0 points per game and second with 5.0 rebounds. Brown has also made a team-best 42 three-pointers and ranks ninth all-time at USF with 142 career treys. Sophomore Ezacuras Dawson III (Miami) ranks second in the league in three-point field goal percentage by making 41.4 percent of his attempts from downtown. Sophomore Michael Durr (Atlanta) paces USF and ranks 16th in the conference with 6.0 rebounds per game. THE OPPONENT Wichita State (19-6, 7-5) enters the week having won two straight after defeating Tulane 82-57 last Sunday. The Shockers, however, have lost three of their last five games but still own a 14-2 record at Koch Arena. Sophomore guard Erik Stevenson paces the Wichita State offense with 11.9 points per game and a team-high 41 steals. Senior forward Jaime Echenique adds 10.9 points per game, a .491 field goal percentage and a team-best 6.4 rebounds per game. QUOTABLE USF Head Coach Brian Gregory on the matchup with Wichita State: "I thought we were very good defensively against Wichita State in the first matchup, but we're going to have to do a better job rebounding the ball. I thought some of their offensive rebounds hurt us. We have to find ways, when we're in a lull offensively, to manufacture some points, either in transition or with the offensive glass. I think we're playing better than we were when we faced them earlier. We're rebounding the ball better, especially offensively, and other than the first 20 minutes against Tulsa, the way we've played is much more competitive and capable of beating some of the best teams in the league. Wichita State is one of the toughest places to play in the country, but our guys have responded to those environments, so I think our guys are looking forward to the challenge." NOTABLE • USF is 1-2 against Wichita State in the all-time series that dates back to the 2017-18 season. • USF head coach Brian Gregory is seven wins away from 300 career victories. • USF is limiting opponents to just 25.4 percent from three-point range over the last six games. • David Collins has made 395 career free throws and ranks third all-time in school history and second in AAC history. • Laquincy Rideau ranks 10th in the NCAA with 2.4 steals per game. • Laquincy Rideau has the fourth-most career steals of any player in American Athletic Conference history with 160. • USF is 17-5 since the start of last season when Justin Brown scores in double figures. • USF ranks 12th in the NCAA in scoring defense by allowing just 61.4 points per game. • USF has held 23 of its 25 opponents under their season scoring average. • David Collins ranks 13th all-time at USF in scoring with 1,191 career points. • Justin Brown has made the ninth-most career three-pointers in school history with 142. • Ezacuras Dawson III ranks second in The American with a .414 three-point percentage.
  7. I'm not sure if this had already been circulated and think NEBull may have alluded to it, but it looks like we will be playing in the Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans Fort Myers Tip-Off on November 23rd and 25tt. The field includes, Butler, Wisconsin and Colorado. Links to all holidaye tournaments are below: https://www.bloggingthebracket.com/2019/11/27/20985709/2020-21-college-basketball-early-season-tournaments-mte-thanksgiving-holiday-tournaments
  8. Bulls Host Tulsa Saturday in Blackout Game February 14, 2020 Story Links Game Notes (PDF) Matchup: USF (11-13, 4-7) vs. Tulsa (16-8, 8-3) Date: Saturday, Feb. 15 Time: 12 p.m. (EST) Location: Tampa, Fla. | Yuengling Center TV: ESPNU (Dave LaMont, Mark Adams) Radio: Bulls Unlimited (Jim Lighthall, Joey Johnston) Follow: Listen | Watch | Live Stats | Twitter TAMPA, FLA., FEB. 14, 2020 – The USF men's basketball team closes a two-game homestand Saturday at noon when the Bulls host Tulsa at the Yuengling Center in a matchup broadcast live on ESPNU. USF (11-13, 4-7) suffered a heartbreaking 62-58 loss to No. 19 Houston Wednesday at the Yuengling Center, but the Bulls still enter play having won three of their last four games. Senior guard Laquincy Rideau (West Palm Beach, Fla.) scored a team-high 21 points to go along with two rebounds and two steals. Rideau ranks second on the team with 12.8 points per game and is second in the league and 12th in the NCAA with 2.4 steals per game. In addition, Rideau is only four steals shy of moving into third place on the league's all-time list. Junior David Collins (Youngstown, Ohio) added 13 points, three rebounds and two steals against the Cougars and moved into 14th place all-time at USF with 1,177 career points. Overall, Collins leads USF and ranks ninth in The American with 14.0 points per game. Collins has also attempted the 20th-most free throws in the NCAA this season and has made the second-most career free throws of any player in conference history. Junior Justin Brown (Atlanta) is third on the team with 8.0 points per game and second with 5.1 rebounds per game. Brown enters the weekend averaging 12.3 points and 9.3 rebounds per game over the last three games. Sophomore forward Michael Durr (Atlanta) leads USF with 6.1 rebounds per game to go along with 6.0 points per game. THE OPPONENT Tulsa (16-8, 8-3) sits in third place in the league standings despite dropping two of its last three games. The Golden Hurricane won seven of their first eight league games before suffering their first two-game losing streak of the year with consecutive losses to UConn and USF. Tulsa returned to its winning ways on Wednesday with a 70-56 home victory over East Carolina. Junior guard Brandon Rachal is the leading scorer and rebounder for Tulsa with 13.3 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. Senior forward Martins Igbanu adds 13.0 points, 4.8 rebounds and is shooting 55.3 percent from the field. Transfer Jeriah Horne also scores in double figures with 11.3 points per game to go along with 5.2 rebounds per game. QUOTABLE USF Head Coach Brian Gregory on the matchup with Tulsa: "It doesn't get any easier. We're playing the second-place team in the league. Frank has done such a good job with them. They are a very veteran team with only one freshman in the playing group, everybody else is an upperclassman. They've really been carried by their juniors and seniors. This is another great opportunity for us to play another high-quality opponent in our league. We have to bounce back and put Wednesday night behind us. We have to continue to play with that same energy and same focus that we had the other night against a very good Houston team." NOTABLE • USF is 0-8 against Tulsa in the all-time series that dates back to the 2014-15 season. • USF head coach Brian Gregory is seven wins away from 300 career victories. • USF is limiting opponents to just 26.4 percent from three-point range over the last five games. • David Collins has made 392 career free throws and ranks third all-time in school history. • Laquincy Rideau ranks 12th in the NCAA with 2.4 steals per game. • Laquincy Rideau has the fourth-most career steals of any player in American Athletic Conference history with 159. • USF is 17-4 since the start of last season when Justin Brown scores in double figures. • USF ranks 16th in the NCAA in scoring defense by allowing just 61.7 points per game. • USF has held 22 of its 24 opponents under their season scoring average. • David Collins ranks 14th all-time at USF in scoring with 1,177 career points. • Justin Brown has made the ninth-most career three-pointers in school history with 140. • Ezacuras Dawson III ranks third in The American with a .420 three-point percentage.
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    Winner drawn 2/24! This is a raffle utilizing Member Points (points earned by being a participant on the board - no money involved) - Open to all to enter! Use your points to enter as often as you would like. There are two pairs of tickets being given away (two entrants will win). Earn more points by participating on the message board! This raffle is for two tickets, first level, behind the Bulls bench! Bulls vs. ECU Wednesday, February 26, 7:00 p.m. Yuengling Center ❗Two Prizes: Pair one: Sec 113, Row G, Seat X Sec 113, Row G, Seat X Pair two: Sec 113, Row F, Seat XX Sec 113, Row F, Seat XX Important: Tickets will be delivered electronically, you must have an email address in your profile to receive. Please update now!
  10. Bulls Look to Extend Winning Streak Wednesday Against No. 19 Houston February 11, 2020 Story Links Game Notes (PDF) Matchup: USF (11-12, 4-6) vs. Houston (19-5, 9-2) Date: Wednesday, Feb. 12 Time: 9 p.m. (EST) Location: Tampa, Fla. | Yuengling Center TV: ESPNU (Kevin Brown, Mark Adams) Radio: Bulls Unlimited (Jim Lighthall, Joey Johnston) Follow: Listen | Watch | Live Stats | Twitter TAMPA, FLA., FEB. 11, 2020 – The USF men's basketball team puts its three-game winning streak on the line Wednesday at 9 p.m. when the Bulls host No. 19 Houston at the Yuengling Center. Fans are encouraged to being recyclable items to Gate A or C to receive a special general admission ticket for $9. All season ticket members who bring a recyclable item will receive 15 percent off at the team store. USF (11-12, 4-6) sits in seventh place in The American after turning in a 75-73 victory at Memphis on Saturday, giving the Bulls consecutive wins at FedEx Forum for the first time in school history. Junior guard David Collins (Youngstown, Ohio) scored a game-high 21 points to go along with four assists and two steals. Collins, who ranks ninth all-time in school history with 19 games of at least 20 points, leads the USF offense with 14.0 points per game. Laquincy Rideau (West Palm Beach, Fla.) also scored 21 points against the Tigers and ranks second on the team with 12.4 points per game. In addition, Rideau is 10th in the NCAA and first in The American with 2.4 steals per game and has collected the fourth-most career thefts in league history with 157. He also stands fifth in the conference with 4.0 assists per game and is 14 helpers away from moving into the top 10 in league history. Junior forward Justin Brown (Atlanta) added 14 points and a career-high 16 rebounds against Memphis for his second career double-double. His performance against the Tigers landed him on a spot on the league's honor roll to give the Bulls a member of the honor roll in back-to-back weeks. Overall, Brown is fourth on the team with 7.9 points per game and second on the team with 5.2 rebounds per game. THE OPPONENT Houston (19-5, 9-2) has won seven of its last eight games and sits atop the league standings with a one game lead over Cincinnati. The Cougars rank third in the league in scoring offense (73.7 ppg), second in scoring defense (62.6 ppg) and are first in the NCAA in rebounding margin with 10.0 more rebounds than their opponents. Houston has only been out-rebounded five times thus far this season. Freshman guard Caleb Mills leads Houston with 13.0 points per game to go along with a team-best 40 three-pointers made. Sophomore guard Quentin Grimes adds 12.3 points per game, while forward Nate Hinton scores 10.7 points per game and grabs a team-best 9.4 rebounds per game. QUOTABLE USF Head Coach Brian Gregory on the matchup with Houston: "We're playing pretty good basketball now, and hopefully we can continue to build on that momentum. Our defense has picked it up a notch and we've done a great job on the glass over the last couple of weeks. Our offense, at times, is much improved. We're moving the ball better, making better decisions with the ball and getting a lot of good basketball with a lot of different guys. We had a big road win on Saturday afternoon against Memphis, and you hope to continue that against the best team in the league in Houston. They have a tremendous coach and they are so well balanced. You can't key on one guy and you can't key on one specific area of the game. You have to have a well-balanced attack both offensively and defensively to put yourself in position to get a big win." NOTABLE • USF is 12-19 against Houston in the all-time series that dates back to the 1976-77 season. • USF head coach Brian Gregory is seven wins away from 300 career victories. • USF ranks 45th in the NCAA with 8.0 steals per game and has at least eight in 14 of 23 games this season. • David Collins has made 385 career free throws and ranks third all-time in school history. • USF ranks 41st in the NCAA in turnovers forced with 16.0 per game. • Laquincy Rideau ranks 10th in the NCAA with 2.4 steals per game. • USF is 17-4 since the start of last season when Justin Brown scores in double figures. • USF ranks 19th in the NCAA in scoring defense by allowing just 61.7 points per game. • USF has held 21 of its 23 opponents under their season scoring average. • David Collins ranks 15th all-time at USF in scoring with 1,164 career points. • Justin Brown has made the ninth-most career three-pointers in school history with 137. • Ezacuras Dawson III ranks fourth in The American with a .420 three-point percentage.
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  12. View this raffle Bulls Basketball vs. Houston Winner drawn early Tuesday! This is a raffle utilizing Member Points (points earned by being a participant on the board - no money involved) - Open to all to enter! Use your points to enter as often as you would like. There are two pairs of tickets being given away (two entrants will win). Earn more points by participating on the message board! This raffle is for two tickets, first level, behind the Bulls bench! Bulls vs. Houston Wednesday, February 12, 9:00 p.m. Yuengling Center Two Prizes: Pair one: Sec 113, Row G, Seat X Sec 113, Row G, Seat X Pair two: Sec 113, Row F, Seat XX Sec 113, Row F, Seat XX Important: Tickets will be delivered electronically, you must have an email address in your profile to receive. Please update now! Submitter Brad Expiration Date 2 days and 8 hours Submitted 02/09/2020 Category Member Points Raffles  
  13. Bulls Take Winning Streak to Memphis for Saturday Matinee February 07, 2020 Story Links Game Notes (PDF) Matchup: USF (10-12, 3-6) vs. Memphis (17-5, 6-3) Date: Saturday, Feb. 8 Time: 4 p.m. (EST) Location: Memphis, Tenn. | FedEx Forum TV: CBS Sports Network (Andrew Catalon, Steve Lappas, Gary Parrish) Radio: Bulls Unlimited (Jim Lighthall, Joey Johnston) Follow: Listen | Watch | Live Stats | Twitter TAMPA, FLA., FEB. 7, 2020 – The USF men's basketball team seeks its third consecutive win when the Bulls travel to Memphis, Tenn., for an afternoon matchup with Memphis on Saturday at 4 p.m. (EST) from the FedEx Forum. The game is scheduled to be broadcast live on CBS Sports Network. USF (10-12, 3-6) turned in a 64-48 victory over in-state rival UCF last Saturday in the second and final round of the War on I-4. It was the 10th time this season in which USF has held an opponent to fewer than 60 points. In addition, the Bulls lead The American and rank 17th in the NCAA by limiting teams to just 61.1 points per game. Redshirt senior guard Laquincy Rideau (West Palm Beach, Fla.) scored 14 points and added eight rebounds, four assists and six steals Saturday against UCF on his way to moving into fourth place on the league's all-time steals list with 157 career thefts. Rideau enters the weekend with 56 steals this season and ranks eighth in the NCAA with 2.5 per game. He also stands second on the team with 12.0 points per game and third with 4.5 rebounds per game. Sophomore guard Ezacuras Dawson III (Miami) scored 12 points off the bench Saturday against UCF and was a perfect 2-for-2 from beyond the arc. Dawson is shooting 42.0 percent from three-point range this season and ranks third in the league in three-point field goal percentage. Junior guard Justin Brown (Atlanta) had 14 points against the Knights and paces the USF offense with 36 three-pointers made. Junior guard David Collins (Youngstown, Ohio) leads USF with 13.7 points per game to go along with 3.7 rebounds and 1.9 steals per game. Collins is 12th in The American in scoring and 60th in the nation in steals per game. He enters play against Memphis 13 points shy of moving into 15th place on the school's all-time scoring list. THE OPPONENT Memphis (17-5, 6-3) has won three straight after defeating Temple 79-65 on Wednesday behind 21 points and four assists from freshman guard Lester Quinones. The Tigers have boast one of the top offenses and defenses in The American, as Memphis is second in the league in scoring with 73.8 points per game and third in scoring defense by allowing 63.6 points per game. Freshman forward Precious Achiuwa leads Memphis with 15.1 points and 10.1 rebounds per game and poured in 22 points and 11 rebounds last month against USF at the Yuengling Center. Quinones adds 10.8 points per game and stands second on the team with 26 three-pointers made. QUOTABLE USF Head Coach Brian Gregory on the matchup with Memphis: "Memphis is playing very, very well right now coming off another win over Temple on Wednesday. Obviously, this will be a great environment to play in with the sellout crowds that they've had this year, so we're going to have to play extremely well. Hopefully we'll be able to build on our big win on Saturday and our win on the road the week before. We're going to have to do every aspect of our game, from our transition game to our defense and our offense, a little bit better to play against the talent that Memphis is able to put on the court." NOTABLE • USF is 6-27 against Memphis in the all-time series that dates back to the 1972-73 season. • USF head coach Brian Gregory is eight wins away from 300 career victories. • USF ranks 36th in the NCAA with 8.2 steals per game and has at least eight in 14 of 22 games this season. • David Collins has made 377 career free throws and ranks third all-time in school history. • USF ranks 31st in the NCAA in turnovers forced with 16.2 per game. • Laquincy Rideau ranks eighth in the NCAA with 2.5 steals per game. • USF is 16-4 since the start of last season when Justin Brown scores in double figures. • USF ranks 17th in the NCAA in scoring defense by allowing just 61.1 points per game. • USF has held 20 of its 22 opponents under their season scoring average. • David Collins ranks 16th all-time at USF in scoring with 1,143 career points. • Justin Brown has made the ninth-most career three-pointers in school history with 136. • Ezacuras Dawson III ranks third in The American with a .420 three-point percentage.
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  15. Does anyone have insight into what brought the students out for today's game against UCF? It's been a long time since I've seen so many students attend a USF basketball game. Playing a rival and a good start time tell part of the story but I'm guessing there was some marketing that finally clicked to bring everyone out.
  16. Bulls Host UCF Saturday in Autism Awareness Game January 31, 2020 Story Links Game Notes (PDF) Matchup: USF (9-12, 2-6) vs. UCF (11-9, 2-6) Date: Saturday, Feb. 1 Time: 4 p.m. (EST) Location: Tampa, Fla. | Yuengling Center TV: ESPNU (Anish Shroff, Mark Wise) Radio: Bulls Unlimited (Jim Lighthall, Joey Johnston) Follow: Listen | Watch | Live Stats | Twitter TAMPA, FLA., JAN. 31, 2020 – The USF men's basketball team opens the month of February on Saturday at 4 p.m. when the Bulls welcome in-state rival UCF to the Yuengling Center for the second round of the War on I4 and the program's Autism Awareness Game. The Coaches Powering Forward for Autism initiative was created in 2014 by USF assistant coach Tom Herrion and Towson head coach Pat Skerry. The duo founded the project to help raise awareness about autism, which affects an estimated 1 in 59 children in the United States today and more than 70 million people worldwide. Inspired by their sons, both diagnosed with autism, Herrion and Skerry made a simple request to fellow coaches – wear the Autism Speaks blue puzzle piece pin during the televised February weekend games. In an overwhelming response, more than 82 NCAA coaches and broadcasters took to the sidelines and airwaves throughout that weekend in 2014, wearing the puzzle pin. By 2018, the support soared to 375 NCAA coaches wearing the pins and more than 420 schools showing their support of people with autism. The 2020 goal is to continue to grow this initiative to include all Division I programs, along with other divisions and provide basketball coaches, their teams and schools with an even greater opportunity to increase global understanding and acceptance of people with autism. USF (9-12, 2-6) returning to its winning ways on Wednesday with a 66-52 victory at Tulane behind 14 points, eight rebounds, four assists and three steals from junior guard David Collins (Youngstown, Ohio). Collins leads the USF offense with 14.2 points per game and needs 17 more points to move into 15th place on the school's all-time scoring list. Collins also stands 60th in the NCAA with 1.9 steals per game and is second on the team with 37 assists. Redshirt senior guard Laquincy Rideau (West Palm Beach, Fla.) also scored 14 points to go along with three assists against the Green Wave. Rideau adds 11.9 points per game and is second in the league and 17th in the nation with 2.4 steals per game. Redshirt freshman Madut Akec (Bradenton, Fla.) made his first career start on Wednesday and finished with his best night in a USF uniform with a career-high 10 points, eight rebounds and three assists. His performance on the glass helped the Bulls hold a 40-19 rebounding edge. THE OPPONENT UCF (11-9, 2-6) lost its second straight game after dropping a 59-57 decision to Memphis on Wednesday to fall into a tie for last place in the league standings. In addition, UCF has lost seven of its last nine games and is 1-3 on the road in conference play. Junior forward Colin Smith stands as the top scorer for UCF with 12.7 points per game to go along with 6.4 rebounds per game. Junior guard Ceasar DeJesus adds 11.1 points per game and shoots 50.9 percent from the field, while senior Dazon Ingram leads the team with 7.5 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game. QUOTABLE USF Head Coach Brian Gregory on the matchup with UCF: "It's interesting how the schedule works out. We've each only played two games since the first meeting, so not a lot of changes in either team. I thought it was a really good college basketball game the first time we played. Both teams defended really well, but at the end they made a couple of big plays, so give them credit for that. I think over the last two weeks we've tightened up some things, and I think we're a better team. Now you need to go out there and execute your offensive and defensive game plan for 40 minutes. It's a game that means a lot to us and we need to go out there and play that way, and I thought we did that in game one. I think we're gonna have a great crowd, but we have to go out there and play well to be successful." NOTABLE • USF is 22-18 against UCF in the all-time series that dates back to the 1971-72 season. • David Collins has made more career free throws than any other player in American Athletic Conference history. • USF head coach Brian Gregory is nine wins away from 300 career victories. • USF ranks 45th in the NCAA with 8.1 steals per game and has at least eight in 13 of 21 games this season. • David Collins has made 375 career free throws and ranks third all-time in school history. • USF ranks 35th in the NCAA in turnovers forced with 16.2 per game. • Laquincy Rideau ranks 17th in the NCAA with 2.4 steals per game. • USF is 15-4 since the start of last season when Justin Brown scores in double figures. • USF ranks 24th in the NCAA in scoring defense by allowing just 61.8 points per game. • USF has held 19 of its 21 opponents under their season scoring average. • David Collins ranks 16th all-time at USF in scoring with 1,139 career points. • Justin Brown has made the ninth-most career three-pointers in school history with 133.
  17. Bulls Close Month of January Wednesday at Tulane January 28, 2020 Story Links Game Notes (PDF) Matchup: USF (8-12, 1-6) vs. Tulane (10-9, 2-5) Date: Wednesday, Jan. 29 Time: 8 p.m. (EST) Location: New Orleans, La. | Fogelman Arena TV: ESPN3 (Bob Licht, Victor Howell) Radio: Bulls Unlimited (Jim Lighthall) Follow: Listen | Watch | Live Stats | Twitter TAMPA, FLA., JAN. 25, 2020 – The USF men's basketball team closes out the month of January on Wednesday at 8 p.m. (EST) when the Bulls travel to New Orleans, La., to take on Tulane at Fogelman Arena. USF (8-12, 1-6) enters play coming off a setback at No. 25 Houston in which the Bulls held their 18th opponent of the season under its scoring average. Junior guard David Collins (Youngstown, Ohio) connected on three free throws and became the all-time leader in career free throws made in American Athletic Conference history. Collins paces USF with 14.2 points per game and has attempted the 20th-most free throws of any player in the NCAA this season. Senior guard Laquincy Rideau (West Palm Beach, Fla.) stands second on the team with 11.8 points per game and leads The American with 2.5 steals per game. Rideau enters play Wednesday at Tulane needing just one more theft to move into a tie for fifth place on the league's career steals list with 151. Rideau also ranks fourth in the conference with 4.2 assists per game. Sophomore guard Ezacuras Dawson III (Miami) adds 7.6 points per game and ranks sixth in the league with a .393 three-point field goal percentage. Fellow sophomore Michael Durr (Atlanta) is tops on the team with 6.2 rebounds per game. THE OPPONENT Tulane (10-9, 2-5) lost its third consecutive game on Saturday following an 81-62 setback at East Carolina. During the losing streak, the Green Wave has lost all three games by at least 13 points and has not scored more than 62 points in any of the three. Junior guard Teshaun Hightower leads the Tulane offense with 16.1 points per game and ranks third in scoring in The American. Newcomer K.J. Lawson adds 13.7 points and senior guard Christion Thompson is third on the team with 12.7 points per game to go along with a team-high 6.5 rebounds per game. NOTABLE • USF is 16-21 against Tulane in the all-time series that dates back to the 1991-92 season. • David Collins has made more career free throws than any other player in American Athletic Conference history. • USF has played eight games this season decided by 10 points or less. • USF ranks 42nd in the NCAA with 8.2 steals per game and has at least eight in 13 of 20 games this season. • David Collins has made 371 career free throws and ranks third all-time in school history. • USF ranks 32nd in the NCAA in turnovers forced with 16.4 per game. • Laquincy Rideau ranks 12th in the NCAA with 2.5 steals per game. • USF is 15-4 since the start of last season when Justin Brown scores in double figures. • USF ranks 32nd in the NCAA in scoring defense by allowing just 62.3 points per game. • USF has held 18 of its 20 opponents under their season scoring average. • David Collins ranks 16th all-time at USF in scoring with 1,125 career points. • Justin Brown has made the 10th-most career three-pointers in school history with 132.
  18. 6 AAC teams with a DER inside the Top 50 and 8 inside the Top 100 (including the Bulls). Houston is the most balanced team in the conference and looks to be the favorite to win the conference Cincinnati looks they may be able to recover from a terrible December Tulsa has only played 2 games against the Top 5 teams in the conference and still has the meat of their schedule ahead of them A sliding Memphis team, Tulane and USF all have an OER Ranking of 340 or worse over their last 5 games Wichita State has the best road DER in the country Memphis is last in the conference in road OER, but #3 nationally in home DER
  19. For returning players averaging 3.5 points per game or more these are their statistical imporvement/decline compared to their 2018-19 statistics: PPG FG% 3FG% FT% As/GM Rb/GM St/GM David Collins Down Up Down Down Down Down Down Laquincy Rideau Down Down Down Down Down Up Down Justin Brown Down Down Down Up Down Up Same Michael Durr Up Down Same Up Down Same Same Xavier Castaneda Up Up Up Same Down Up Up I know alot of people point to Yetna as being the primary driver behind the lost season, but where is the impact in coaching and developing other players in the team? Asists are down across the board and yet we returned out top 3 assist men from last season. Only Casteneda looks to have improved statistically in the quality metrics and his counting metrics are bouyed by the increase in minutes played this year. Gregory no doubt gets a pass for this season, but I am underwhelmed by the improvement in any of our top 5 returning players from last year. We are only averaging 48.7 ppg over our last 3 and only 53.8 ppg over our last 5.
  20. With roughly a quarter of the conference season completed, I wanted to share my updated post season projections for the AAC. If you don't like projections, then keep it moving. Teams are ranked by their current NET Ranking:
  21. Creating since there doesn't appear to be one. Feel free to merge/eliminate otherwise.
  22. Bulls Travel to UCF Saturday for War on I-4 Clash January 17, 2020 Story Links Game Notes (PDF) Matchup: USF (8-9, 1-3) vs. UCF (10-7, 1-4) Date: Saturday, Jan. 18 Time: 6 p.m. Location: Orlando, Fla. | Addition Financial Arena TV: ESPNU (Dave LaMont, Mark Adams) Radio: Bulls Unlimited (Jim Lighthall, Joey Johnston) Follow: Listen | Watch | Live Stats | Twitter TAMPA, FLA., JAN. 17, 2020 – The USF men's basketball team looks to return to its winning ways Saturday at 6 p.m. when the Bulls travel to Orlando to face UCF at Addition Financial Arena in the first installment of the War on I-4. USF (8-9, 1-3) nearly knocked off No. 21 Memphis last Sunday behind 24 points, four rebounds and four steals from junior guard David Collins (Youngstown, Ohio). Ezacuras Dawson III (Miami) added 15 points, made three 3-pointers and dished out a career-high five assists, while Justin Brown (Atlanta) and Michael Durr (Atlanta) each chipped in with nine points. Collins, who turned in the 18th 20-point game of his career Sunday against Memphis, leads USF and ranks sixth in The American with 15.1 points per game. He also stands as one of the top defenders in the league and is third in the conference and 34th in the NCAA with 2.1 steals per game. Senior guard Laquincy Rideau (West Palm Beach, Fla.) is second on the team and 19th in the league with 12.9 points per game. Rideau also ranks first in the league and sixth in the NCAA with 2.7 steals per game and needs just four more thefts to move into fifth place for the most career steals in conference history with 151. He also ranks fourth in The American with 4.4 assists per game and is attempting to become the first player to lead the league in assists in back-to-back seasons. Brown checks in third on the team with 8.2 points per game to go along with a team-high 30 three-pointers made, while Durr tops the squad with 6.4 rebounds per game. Dawson adds 7.5 points per game and is third in the league with a .426 three-point field goal percentage. THE OPPONENT UCF (10-7, 1-4) snapped a five-game losing streak Tuesday with a 74-55 victory at Tulane to give the Knights their first victory since Dec. 18 against Bethune-Cookman. UCF jumped out to a 15-point lead in the first 10 minutes and would go on to lead by as many as 32 en route to its first victory in league play. forward Colin Smith paces UCF with 13.5 points per game and is second on the team with 6.5 rebounds per game. Junior guard Ceasar DeJesus adds 10.7 points per game and is shooting a team-high 52.3 percent from the field. Senior guard Dazon Ingram leads the Knights with 7.8 rebounds per game to go along with 9.1 points per game. QUOTABLE "This is a great rivalry and this is something that we have embraced. Central Florida maybe played its best game in the last month the other night with a big win at Tulane. It's very difficult to get a road win in this league. We've played pretty well in league play, but now we need to take another step. We need to keep getting better and we need to make plays down the stretch that help us finish games. It's a big opportunity for a response for our guys. It's going to be a great challenge for us, and we have a lot of respect for them and for Coach Dawkins. " — USF Head Coach Brian Gregory NOTABLE • USF is 22-17 against UCF in the all-time series that dates back to the 1971-72 season. • USF has played seven games this season decided by 10 points or less. • USF ranks 25th in the NCAA with 8.9 steals per game and has at least eight in 13 of 17 games this season. • David Collins has made 359 career free throws and ranks third all-time in school history. • USF ranks 26th in the NCAA in turnovers forced with 17.1 per game. • Laquincy Rideau ranks sixth in the NCAA with 2.7 steals per game. • USF is 15-4 since the start of last season when Justin Brown scores in double figures. • USF ranks 50th in the NCAA in scoring defense by allowing just 62.7 points per game. • USF has held 15 of its 17 opponents under their season scoring average. • David Collins ranks 17th all-time at USF in scoring with 1,098 career points. • Ezacuras Dawson III ranks third in The American with a .426 three-point field goal percentage. • Justin Brown has made the 10th-most career three-pointers in school history with 130.
  23. 3 pairs including those at midcourt, first row. If you are in the 2019 donation group and would like a set, please reply here. I will randomly give away three pairs of different value. I do not have the time to do an official giveaway. I will be better with future giveaways/member point raffles but need to distribute these now. Going forward it will be for the soon to be created 2020 donation group. Thanks, Brad
  24. We are 1-4 this year in games decided by 6 points or less and we lost 7 games last year by 6 or less points. This team has a real problem in running any coherent offense late in games and alot of it has to do with the decision to have David Collins generate offense in the half court. Collins has been a complete disaster in all four of those losses and should not be asked to generate the offense in the half court late in games (as evidence by his team worst assist-to-turnover ratio). In the last 5 minutes and OT of those four losses this year he has: Shot 4 of 15 from the field (26.7%) Shot 1 of 5 from three point range (20.0%) Shot 3 of 10 on shots less than 3 feet from the basket (30.0%) Failed to take a single shot between 4 and 22 feet Shot 8 of 13 from the free throw line (61.5%) Committed 5 turnovers Had 1 assist Comitted 5 fouls The entire offense has been mismanaged late in games and Collins is the best example. While he is our best finisher, he should be on the receiving end of other generating offense or setting picks. Any half court set where Collins take more than one dribble usually ends up turning out bad. Its inexcusable for this team to be able to perform so well in the first 30 minutes of games only to see them take the air out of the ball and choke away program-impacting wins. For example: One made field goal in the last 13:14 of the Memphis game Two made field goals in the last 6:39 of the East Carolina game Zero made field goals in the last 6:31 of the Florida State game (not counting Rideau's uncontested garbage lay up with :03 to go) This isn't Collins' fault - he is who he is, but Gregory is doing him no favors by running an offense that is solely predicated on him taking it to the basket late in games. We haven't and won't win games late doing this. How many more close losses have to pile up before the coaching staff runs an offense that frees up finishers like Collins, and not ask him to be something he is not?
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