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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Web Release: http://www.gousfbulls.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=7700&ATCLID=210510715

 

Date: Thursday, Nov. 18, 2015

Time: 7 p.m. ET

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

TV: ASN/ESPN3 (Brett Dolan, Paul Hewitt) | WatchESPN

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

Game Notes: USF | GWU

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USF Hosts Hot GWU Thursday

Thursday’s game will be shown on the American Sports Network and ESPN3

 

TAMPA, NOV. 18, 2015 – Coming off a pair of tough losses, the USF men’s basketball team will try to right the ship against George Washington Thursday at 7 p.m.

 

The Bulls (0-2) are coming off consecutive losses in which they held a lead of 14 points in the second half including the latest setback, a 60-57 loss to NJIT on Monday. The Colonials (2-0) are coming off a 73-68 upset win of No. 6 Virginia on Monday.

 

QUICK NOTES

>The game is the third for USF in string of four games in nine days, all at home.

> In his first two collegiate games, Jahmal McMurray has scored 21 and 14 points.

> After missing the final 13 games of last season, Chris Perry is averaging 10.0 pts. and 10.0 rebs. per game.

> After playing limited minutes vs. Troy (back), transfer Roddy Peters logged a career-high 35 minutes vs. NJIT.

> Transfer Angel Nunez has scored in double figures in each of his first two games with 18 and 11 points.

> USF has made 16 3-pointers through two games. Last season, it took USF four games to make 16 threes.

 

OPPONENT INFORMATION
> George Washington is coming off a 73-68 win vs. No. 6 Virginia. It was the Colonials’ first win over a ranked opponent at home since Jan. 14, 1998.

> The Colonials return seven players from last season’s team which went 22-15 last season and defeated Pittsburgh in the first round of the NIT.

> GWU returns three players who started all 35 games last season, which included a win over No. 11 Wichita State.

> George Washington was picked fourth in this season's Atlantic 10 Conference preseason poll.

 

Broadcast Information

The game can be viewed on the American Sports Network with Brett Dolan and Paul Hewitt on the call. Check local listings for coverage of ASN in your viewing area. The game will also be shown on ESPN3 or the WatchESPN app. 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.

 

SEASON INFORMATION
> 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 is in 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.

 

BULLS SIGN THREE

Orlando Antigua and his staff announced the signing of three on Nov. 13, during the early signing period.

> Troy Baxter is a 6-8, 190-pound forward from Tallahassee, Fla. He was rated four stars by Rivals, ESPN and 247Sports and is currently playing for Oldsmar Christian in nearby Oldsmar, Fla. Baxter was one of the first players that Antigua targeted after accepting the USF job in 2014.

> Andres Feliz is a 6-2, 180-pound guard originally from the Dominican Republic, but currently plays for West Oaks Academy in Orlando, Fla. He was given a three-star rating by Rivals.com. Last season, Feliz helped West Oaks to a 32-4 record and a SIAA state championship. This past summer he was the starting point guard for the Dominican Republic at the U19 FIBA World Championships with USF assistant coach Oliver Antigua also on staff. He was the leading scorer on the team and in the tournament with 18.9 points averaged over seven games. Also last summer, Feliz was the youngest of the group that played wiith the Dominican Republic National Team at the Pan-American Games in Toronto.

> Malik Fitts is a 6-5, 215-pound small forward from La Verne, Calif. who is in his final season at Brewster Academy Prep in New Hampshire. He is a Rivals.com three-star recruit and is ranked No. 55 among small forwards in the 2016 class. Prior to Brewster, attended Damien High School in La Verne and helped his team win the CIF D3 State Championship.

> HoopSeen.com ranked the recruiting classes in the American Athletic Conference and placed the Bulls third behind No. 1 UConn and No. 2 Cincinnati. It also lists Andres Feliz as the best scorer in the class and Troy Baxter as the best athlete. Website writer Justin Young went on to say this: Troy Baxter is a highlight reel with unique size. Andres Feliz has league-leading scoring potential while Malik Fitts is a top 300 level talent.

 

UP NEXT

USF continues its busy stretch of games by hosting Boston University on Saturday at 7 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit USFBullsTix.com.

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