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South Florida Snaps Four-Game Slide With 83-63 Win Over Bethune-Cookman

Stephan Jiggetts eclipsed the 1,000-point mark for his career on Thursday in South Florida’s win over Bethune-Cookman. (Source: Stephan Jiggetts on Twitter)

TAMPA, Fla. — The South Florida Bulls were due for a win, as good things have been few and far between as of late for the team in terms of results.

Coming into Thursday night’s game with the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats, the Bulls had lost four straight games. Three of those losses were by double figures, and two were on their home floor. The Bulls were looking to put an end to their losing streak, and get back on the right track as the calendar year is slowly winding down.

Over the years, they’ve had the Wildcats’ number, holding a 14-1 edge in the all-time series between the two schools. Last year, the Bulls overcame a 19-point deficit against Bethune-Cookman, and ultimately picked up a six point win in overtime. They were looking for their fourth straight win over the Wildcats, while Bethune-Cookman was looking for their second straight win overall.

Behind 20 points and seven assists from graduate transfer Stephan Jiggetts, South Florida pulled away in the second half for the 83-63 win on Thursday night, snapping their four-game losing streak in the process. Continue reading South Florida Snaps Four-Game Slide With 83-63 Win Over Bethune-Cookman

Morgan State holds off South Florida, 63-53, for first win of 2017-18

Phillip Carr recorded 10 points on Monday, and was one of three Morgan State players to score in double-figures in the Bears’ 63-53 win over South Florida. (Source: Baltimore Press Box) (Header: Morgan State Athletics)

TAMPA, Fl. — For the second game in a row, the Morgan State Bears were without leading scorer Tiwian Kendley as they concluded their mini two-game road trip to open the 2017-18 season.

This time, the Bears came out on top.

Morgan State fell on the road to the Binghamton Bearcats on Friday night, 76-59. Phillip Carr and Stanley Davis led the way in the loss, both scoring in double-figures.

On Monday night, the Bears were in Tampa, Florida for a date with the South Florida Bulls. Once again, they were without Kendley in the lineup. However, they didn’t need him this time around, as a fresh face stepped up and led the Bears to their first win of the season.

Freshman guard LaPri McCray-Pace scored a game-high 15 points for the Bears, leading Morgan State to their first win of the season with a 63-53 decision over South Florida. Continue reading Morgan State holds off South Florida, 63-53, for first win of 2017-18

South Florida bolsters roster for 2017-18 with addition of three graduate transfers

Penn State transfer Payton Banks is one of three graduate transfers to commit to South Florida this off-season, bolstering the roster for the Bulls in 2017-18.

TAMPA, Fla. — When one thinks of basketball power programs, one name that doesn’t jump out is the South Florida Bulls.

Over the past few years, the Bulls have finished in the bottom half of the American Athletic Conference standings, and have been riddled by transfers. During the 2016-17 season, leading scorer Jahmal McMurray transferred despite playing in just three games.

He was averaging over 20 points per contest over those three games.

Then, this off-season, Mike Bibby Jr. announced he was transferring from the program. Add that to the list of things going against the Bulls next season.

However, there have been plenty of things to be excited about as next season slowly approaches. The addition of three transfers, all of whom are immediately eligible in 2017-18 as graduate transfers, have the Bulls trending in the right direction.

All three players will play significant roles next season with the Bulls, and provide significant depth at all three spots. Continue reading South Florida bolsters roster for 2017-18 with addition of three graduate transfers

Jahmal McMurray commits to SMU, eligible December 2017

Photo courtesy of Topeka Hoops.

The post-Larry Brown era continues to be promising in Dallas, Texas.

Per Jon Rothstein, former South Florida superstar Jahmal McMurray has committed to SMU. The explosive 6’0″ scoring guard is currently in JUCO but will be eligible to suit up in December, once the fall semester concludes. He has two years of eligibility remaining following next season.

McMurray, an AAC All-Rookie selection last season, averaged 20.3 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 2.0 assists in three games this season. Although the Kansas native missed the first six games for an undisclosed violation, he displayed great growth and efficiency by shooting 43.1% from the field and 50.0% from beyond the arc — both of which were significant improvements from his initial campaign.  Continue reading Jahmal McMurray commits to SMU, eligible December 2017

RECAP: Kain Harris, Cameron Reynolds lead Tulane to first AAC win

Photo courtesy of Tulane Green Wave basketball.

TAMPA, Fla. — Two winless teams entered the USF Sun Dome on Wednesday night.

One left with a victory.

Sealed by a 10-0 wave, Tulane rode to a double-digit advantage in the second half and defeated the South Florida Bulls, 82-67. Sophomore Kain Harris led all scorers with a career-high 27 points.

“I’m disappointed,” said South Florida interim coach Murry Bartow. “I give Tulane a lot of credit. Continue reading RECAP: Kain Harris, Cameron Reynolds lead Tulane to first AAC win

RECAP: South Florida Never Trails, Stampedes Past Delaware, 81-53

Photo courtesy of USF Athletics and Chris Davis.

TAMPA, Fla. — In a non-conference season that featured losses to Elon, Florida Atlantic, and Northern Illinois, the South Florida Bulls had one final chance to head to American Athletic Conference play over .500.

They had no problem doing so.

Propelled by 59.3 percent shooting in the first half, South Florida quickly ran out to a double-digit lead in route to a dominant 81-53 rout of the Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens. Continue reading RECAP: South Florida Never Trails, Stampedes Past Delaware, 81-53