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Official Release: USF Hosts NJIT Monday


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Web Release: http://www.gousfbulls.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=7700&ATCLID=210501314


Date: Monday, Nov. 16, 2015

Time: 7 p.m. ET

Location: Tampa, Fla | Sun Dome (10,411)

TV: ESPN3 (Drew Fellios, Jerod Ward) | WatchESPN

Radio: 820 AM (Jim Lighthall, Todd Kalas) | BullsCast

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USF Hosts NJIT Monday

Bulls continue busy home stretch Monday versus Highlanders.


TAMPA, NOV. 15, 2015 – USF hosts NJIT on Monday at 7 p.m. in the Sun Dome in the first game of the Hoophall Miami Invitational.


The remaining games of the first-ever Hoophall Miami Invitational, an NCAA exempt tournament, includes home contests with Boston University on Nov. 21 and Albany on Nov. 24. USF concludes the invitational with a game against No. 1 Kentucky in Miami on Nov. 27.


USF (0-1) is coming off an 82-77 loss to Troy on Monday. Junior forward Chris Perry recorded 13 points and 17 rebounds for his sixth-career double-double. The 17 rebounds were the most in a game for the Bulls since 2010 when Ron Anderson Jr. had 17 vs. Liberty on Nov. 23, 2010.


Freshman guard Jahmal McMurray scored a team-high 21 points in his collegiate debut with the help of five 3-pointers. He made half of the Bulls’ 10 made threes which was the most three’s made by a USF team in a regulation game since 2010.


Another standout performance in his USF debut was senior forward Angel Nunez who finished with 18 points, nine rebounds and four blocks. 


> NJIT is 0-1 on the season after an 87-57 loss to No. 1 Kentucky.

> NJIT returns eight letterwinners from last season’s 21-12 team.

> The Highlanders return their top five scorers from last season's team, one that upset No. 17/16 Michigan on Dec. 6.

> NJIT is led by Preseason All-American senior guard Damon Lynn, who averaged 17.5 points per game last season.

> NJIT has joined the Atlantic Sun Conference this season after spending the last two years as an independent.


Broadcast Information

The game can be viewed on ESPN3 or the WatchESPN app with Drew Fellios and Jerod Ward on the call. Listen to the radio broadcast and the voices of Jim Lighthall and Todd Kalas on 820 AM, online at GoUSFBulls.com or the Tune-In radio app.


> This is the 45th season of USF basketball which began in the fall of 1971.

> USF is celebrating its 50th anniversary of athletic competition, which began with men's soccer in 1965.

> USF was picked 10th in the 11-team American Athletic Conference preseason poll.

> Orlando Antigua begins his second season as the USF’s head coach with seven returners from last season. A big difference from coach’s first season when he inherited three players who logged minutes.

> Counted among USF’s seven returners is Troy Holston Jr. who suffered a torn ACL in July.

> USF returns five players who started at least eight games last season including all three post players, Jaleel Cousins, Ruben Guerrero and Chris Perry.

> Overall, 74 percent of the Bulls’ rebounding and 89 percent of their blocked shots return from last season.

> Among the Bulls’ newcomers is former five-star guard Roddy Peters who is expected to be the team’s point guard this season.

> USF’s schedule includes nine teams with an RPI of 54 or better.



USF continues its busy stretch of games by hosting George Washington on Thursday at 7 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit USFBullsTix.com.



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After watching them lose on Friday, I have no hopes for bball this year.




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There is just zero room for injuries this year and unfortunately, we started off the year with four key players injured. I expect better as the team gets healthier. .500 is my expectation.

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I think this is the same NJIT that upset Michigan last year. We can't play the same "woof" style of ball, as we did against Troy, and expect to win. I know we are down players to injury, but the healthy ones need to play some lock-down D and need to crash the boards against smaller teams.

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I think this is the same NJIT that upset Michigan last year.

It is, and they were actually up on Kentucky 21-15 5 minutes into their game Saturday........................ before losing by 30. This game will give us a probably unwanted look into what may transpire next Friday.

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