This is our first true road game of the year and we greet a familiar face in Stan Heath in Tampa, FL. Heath's tenure at USF has been okay, one NCAAT which is good for them (2 wins and round of 32), but more often than not they were fighting for last in the Big East. Now they are in that HORRIBLE AAC that gets even worse next year when Louisville leaves.
USF preview of the game tomorrow night.
USF is 5-2 beating some crap teams while losing to Oklahoma St and Detroit at home. They did beat Paul Hewitt's George Mason squad on the road if that counts for something.
I have not seen them play so I'm just going to throw stats out there for the MILLIONS of readers here to digest.
- .444 FG
- .276 3pt FG (yikes)
- 12.7 turnovers/game
- 72.1 PPG
- Roughly 6 blocks/game
Victor Rudd and Corey Allen Jr lead the team in scoring at 14.3 and 14.0 PPG. USF does have 4 guys averaging 5 boards a game, yet overall they are being out-rebounded slightly per game (-.6). John Egbunu might cause some issues inside if they decide to use him in the paint.
I'm not going to say we should win this one as we are not world beaters, but note Detroit (4-5) went in there and won. Detroit who has lost 2x to Toledo and got beat @ South Alabama this year.
As DJC said below, game time is 9PM EST (8PM CST) on ESPNU.