The Bulls, 1-5, fell 84 to 63 to the top ranked Kentucky Wildcats on the road in Miami. The Bulls had a short bench against an elite program that had just more firepower from top to bottom.
In the first half, USF was down 42 to 21. The Bulls were shooting just 30% (55% for the Wildcats) and lost the rebounding battle at 13 to 20 (had 8 turnovers to 5). In the second half, USF shot 46% compared to 50% for the Wildcats (USF did improve a bit) but were just 2 for 10 from 3-point range as those woes continues. USF lost the rebounding battle in the game at 31 to 37 and had just 5 assists (14 turnovers) to 16 assists (8 turnovers) compared to the Wildcats.
Roddy Peters had a rough game with 2 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists and 6 turnovers. Jaleel Cousins had 12 points, 3 rebounds, with a steal and a block. Nehemias Morillo had 9 points (3 for 9 shooting) with 2 assists (3 turnovers). Angel Nunez had 7 points (2 for 7 shooting) with 4 rebounds. Chris Perry had 12 points and 8 rebounds. Ruben Guerrero had 8 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 blocks off the bench. Jahmal McMurray had 13 points (1 for 5 from 3-point range) and 3 rebounds in the game to round out the scoring for the Bulls.
The Bulls will return home to take on Savannah State (game begins at 2 PM). Hopefully they can use this game as a learning lesson and get better moving forward. This team has talent and will hopefully start putting together some wins moving forward.