The Bulls 7-19 (1-14), fell 71 to 94 to Tulane on the road. Let’s be real, Tulane had 4 wins entering this game, just 4 (one of them was at USF) and they rolled the Bulls by 23 points. This is a complete disaster, even more than the day before.
In the first half, the Bulls were down 26 to 44 as the Bulls struggled from the field. USF shot just 40% from the field compared to a 66% mark for the Green Wave. USF was 1 for 8 from 3-point range while Tulane was 7 for 12. USF was up 14 to 12 in the rebounding battle, but committed 14 turnovers (10 for Tulane). Tulio Da Silva had 8 points and 6 rebounds (5 turnovers) to lead the Bulls in the opening frame.
In the second half thing only got worse for the Bulls. They shot just 42% for the game while Tulane shot 66% for the entire game. USF was just 3 for 19 from 3-point range while the Green Wave were 12 for 22 (good lord). USF did win the rebounding battle at 33 to 28 (gold star for everyone!), but had 16 turnovers, leading to 24 points for Tulane. I get we are a bad team, but this was the other really bad team in the league and they wrecked USF. This is lower than even before and that was already pretty low.
Geno Thorpe had 22 points, 3 rebounds, and 2 steals to lead the Bulls. Da Silva had 17 points and 9 rebounds. Luis Santos had probably his best game of his career, scoring 16 points (7 for 7) and 5 rebounds. His previous high was 14 points at Troy.
Melvin Frazier had 27 points to lead Tulane.
USF will take on Tulsa on Thursday (game begins at 8 PM) as they continue this end of the year road trip. I wish them safe travels and will begin preparing the next loss blog post.
Hang in there folks, its almost over!