The Bulls won 73 to 63 over Jackson State, improving to 2-0 on the year under Coach Antigua. USF shot 52% from the field for the entire game (were up by 7 at the half). They held the rebounding margin at 35 to 29 and shot 24 for 32 from the free throw line (75%). The Tigers of Jackson State (0-2) held the lead for a brief moment in the 2nd half, but the Bulls got the offense going and took control of the game.
Chris Perry, who got the start, went off for 21 points, 10 rebounds, and a block (third career double-double for him). Corey Allen Jr. had 17 points, 2 rebounds, and 3 assists. Anthony Collins had 9 points, 5 assists (4 turnovers, has to fix that), 3 steals, and added 4 rebounds. Nehemias Morillo had 9 points, 4 rebounds and 1 steal. Jaleel Cousins had 9 points and 3 rebounds before he fouled out (still no Ruben Guerrero in this game). Troy Holston added 7 points off of the bench in this game as well.
The Bulls will hit the road on Thursday as they face UAB in the first real challenge of the year for Coach Antigua and his young team. Let’s see how they do in that one.