The Bulls, 0-4, fell 78 to 66 to Boston University (2-2) as the ugly start to the year begins (worst start in program history is 0-5). USF led briefly in the first half, but they couldn’t get it back in the second half.
In the first half, the Bulls were down 34 to 32 after they led by 7 points at one point. USF shot 41% for the half (37% for Boston University) but were 0 for 5 from 3-point range. They held the rebounding edge at 26 to 13, but had 8 turnovers to just 3 for Boston University. To end the game, USF shot 43% (47%) for BU with the Bulls going 0 for 10 from 3. They limited their shot attempts, but still could not hit the ones they took. USF did win the rebounding battle at 41 to 30 for the game, but committed 12 turnovers to just 6 for Boston. They attacked the paint, but could not hit their shots and could not stop BU from hitting 10 3s in the game against them.
Chris Perry had 5 points with 7 rebounds. Angel Nunez had 9 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 assists. Roddy Peters had 16 points, 3 rebounds, and 4 assists (3 turnovers). Jaleel Cousins had his first career double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds. Bo Zeigler had 6 points and 5 rebounds. Ruben Guerrero had 4 points and 6 rebounds. Jahmal McMurray had 11 points, 0 for 3 from 3-point range. Nehemias Morillo had a bad night, with just 1 point on 0 for 5 shooting.
The Bulls will take on Albany on Tuesday (game begins at 7 PM) as they try to avoid history to start this season. They went from bad 3-point shooting to bad shooting overall and could not stops down the stretch. This team has a lot of work to do.