The Bulls improved to 5-1 on the year with a 79 to 65 win over Jacksonville. Coach Antigua became the first USF coach to get his 5th win in 6 games in program history as the Bulls took control late in the 2nd half and never looked back.
The Bulls shot 48% from the field while holding the Dolphins to 34% for the game (defense locked them down big time in the 2nd half). USF was just 4 for 14 from the 3-point line and was out-rebounded 42 to 37, two things they will have to work on moving. However, they had just 8 turnovers in the game compared to 15 for Jacksonville as USF took care of the ball late in the game and came away with the strong win.
Anthony Collins had 13 points, 7 assist (just 1 turnover), and 5 steals as he ran the offense to perfection late in the game. Corey Allen Jr. had a career high with 29 points and 3 rebounds. Nehemias Morillo had 12 points and 5 rebounds as he continues his consistent play to start the year. Bo Zeigler, getting his first career start, had 6 points and 8 rebounds. Chris Perry had 8 points and 3 rebounds as he dealt with foul trouble early in the game. Ruben Guerrero had 6 points, 7 rebounds, and a team high 4 blocks off of the bench to help on both ends of the court.
USF will now hit the road again as they face Alabama on Tuesday night at 9 PM.