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USF Bulls Defeat Stetson Hatters 75-71 in Tampa

(Tampa, FL) Alexis Yetna led five Bulls in double figures with a career-high 18 points as USF held off hot-shooting Stetson, 75-71, at the Yuengling Center on Wednesday night.

Yetna also registered his third career double-double with a game-high 13 rebounds and his two free throws in the final 2:07 helped secure the Bulls’ 14th straight victory over the Hatters.

USF (5-2) has posted its most wins in the month of November since the 2014-15 season after withstanding a 56-percent shooting performance in the second half by Stetson (1-7).

Junior guard Laquincy Rideau scored all 12 of his points in the first half that saw the Bulls grab a 40-34 lead. Star sophomore guard David Collins scored eight of his 10 points after the break and his layup spotted USF its largest advantage, 64-54, with 9:45 remaining.

Senior guard T.J. Lang finished with 11 points and his second three-pointer of the night gave the Bulls a six-point cushion with 5:15 to play. Stetson pulled within two with 2:32 remaining but missed two threes in the final minute with USF ahead by three points. Yetna put the game away with two free throws in his fifth straight double-digit scoring performance.

Junior forward Antun Maricevic also was a key contributor, scoring seven of his career-high 10 points after the break and adding four rebounds to help the Bulls finish with a 42-31 edge on the glass.

“Give our guys credit in terms of doing just enough of what you need to do to get a win”, said Bulls Head Coach Brian Gregory. “I thought the three areas that won us the game – being able to switch into the zone. We’ve been able to get some practice time the last two days and I told our guys, ‘We need to be able to feel comfortable and confident if we go to the zone.’… The other thing was the rebounds, we were plus-11 on the glass, and we were plus-13 points from the free throw line. It makes a big difference.”

USF finishes up its four-game home stand Friday against Colgate at 8:30 p.m. The game will be broadcast on ESPN3).





USF Bulls Host Stetson Hatters Tonight in Tampa

(Tampa, FL) The USF men’s basketball team continues a four-game homestand tonight at 7 p.m. when the Bulls welcome in-state foe Stetson to the Yuengling Center for a matchup that will be broadcast live on ESPN3.

USF (4-2) is coming off an 84-81 setback against The Citadel last Saturday. David Collins and Laquincy Rideau each scored 21 points and redshirt freshman Alexis Yetna tied a career-high with 15 points to go along with seven rebounds.

Collins has now scored at least 20 points in three consecutive games and ranks seventh in The American in scoring with 17.3 points per game. Yetna is averaging 10.5 rebounds per game over the last four games and leads the league with 9.2 rebounds per game.

Rideau tallied six assists Saturday against the Bulldogs and stands 17th in the NCAA and second in The American with 6.5 assists per game. Rideau has dished out at least five assists in all six games thus far this season.

Stetson (1-6) suffered its sixth straight loss on Monday when the Hatters dropped an 84-74 decision at Bethune-Cookman. Stetson has not won since posting a 116-66 victory over Johnson University on Nov. 7.

Sophomore guard Christiaan Jones paces the Stetson offense with 11.7 points per game to go along with 5.6 rebounds per game. Sophomore forward Abayomi Iyiola stands second on the team with 10.3 points and a team-high 8.7 rebounds per game.

“We’re playing a team this week that we played very close last year and they put you in tough situations because they do a good job with their length”, said Bulls Head Coach Brian Gregory. “They have a lot of interchangeable parts both offensively and defensively, so our communication is going to be important. Recognizing and attacking their defense appropriately is going to be a big challenge for us.”





The Citadel Outshoots USF 84-81 Saturday in Tampa





Georgetown Defeats USF 76-73 In Overtime at Jamaica Classic

(Montego Bay, Jamaica) Jessie Govan scored 27 points and had six rebounds to lead Georgetown to a 76-73 overtime victory over USF Sunday afternoon in the Jersey Mike’s Jamaica Classic at the Montego Bay Convention Centre.

James Akinjo finished 14 points and six assists and Josh LeBlanc added nine points and 10 rebounds off the bench.

David Collins led USF with 21 points that included a career-high four three-pointers. Laquincy Rideau scored 13 points and had a game-high four assists, while Alexis Yetna tallied a double-double with 11 points and a career-high 17 rebounds.

Akinjo gave Georgetown its first lead of the second half since the 18:26 mark when his jump shot with 56 seconds remaining in regulation put the Hoyas ahead 60-59. Collins answered on the ensuing possession for the Bulls with a layup in the lane to push USF ahead by one point.

Collins drew a foul on the next possession and hit both free throws to give USF a 63-60 edge with 13 seconds left in regulation. Akinjo then took the inbounds pass across half court and hit a three-pointer at the top of the key to tie the game at 63 with 4.6 seconds remaining.

USF nearly hit the game-winning shot off a rebound following a half court heave from Rideau, but T.J. Lang’s put back at the buzzer was ruled late after an official review.

Georgetown (3-1) held USF scoreless for over six minutes and built a 19-9 lead midway through the first half. The Bulls, however, closed the period on 12-4 run to pull within two points on a Collins free throw just before halftime.

Lang hit a three-pointer just under four minutes into the second half to cap a 17-4 run to give the Bulls a 43-32 lead. The Bulls would hold the lead until Akinjo’s basket in the final minute of regulation.

USF returns to the Yuengling Center in Tampa Wednesday at 7 p.m. when the Bulls host Florida A&M.





“Book Talk guest Michael Sokolove author “The Last Temptation of Rick Pitino”

Doug Miles talks with Michael Sololove author “The Last Temptation of Rick Pitino, A Story of Corruption, Scandal and the Big Business of College Basketball” on “Talk Across America”. Book available here: https://amzn.to/2QiVNWH





CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network announce 2014-15 College Hoops Schedule

(New York, NY) CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network hit the hardwood for the 2014-15 college basketball season with its most extensive schedule ever, featuring 252 total games, including five men’s Conference Championships. The Networks’ schedules showcase top teams and match-ups from 18 different conferences.

CBS Sports enters its 34th consecutive season of college basketball coverage, beginning Saturday, Dec. 6 (12:30 PM, ET) with an intrastate rivalry between 2014 Final Four participant Wisconsin vs. Marquette. CBS Sports broadcasts 39 games, including four Conference Championships and the inaugural CBS Sports Classic on December 20 with North Carolina vs. Ohio State and UCLA vs. Kentucky.

CBS Sports Network televises 213 games, the most ever by the Network, with coverage tipping off on Friday, Nov. 14 (6:30 PM, ET) with the inaugural Veterans Classic at the Naval Academy featuring Tennessee vs. VCU (6:30 PM, ET) and Michigan State vs. Navy (9:00 PM, ET).

Featuring top conference and non-conference games, CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network will showcase action from conferences including the American Athletic Conference, Big East, Big Ten, SEC, ACC, Big 12, Pac 12, Mountain West, Atlantic 10, Conference USA, Patriot League, Ohio Valley Conference, as well as NCAA Division II.

Schedule Highlights:

Key Conference Contests on CBS:
Duke at North Carolina State – Sunday, Jan. 11
Kansas at Texas – Saturday, Jan. 24
Indiana at Ohio State – Sunday, Jan. 25
Michigan at Michigan State – Sunday, Feb. 1
Notre Dame at Duke – Saturday, Feb. 7
Georgetown at St. John’s – Saturday, Feb. 28
SMU at Connecticut – Sunday, March 1
Florida at Kentucky – Saturday, March 7
Stanford at Arizona – Saturday, March 7

Key Conference Contests on CBS Sports Network:
New Mexico at San Diego State – Tuesday, Jan. 6
UConn at Tulsa – Tuesday, Jan. 13
SMU at Temple – Wednesday, Jan. 14
UNLV at San Diego State – Saturday, Jan. 17
George Washington at VCU – Tuesday, Jan. 27
Providence at Georgetown – Wednesday, Feb. 4
Villanova at Butler – Saturday, Feb. 14
St. Louis at VCU – Tuesday, Feb. 17
UNLV at New Mexico – Saturday, Feb. 21

Key Non-Conference Games on CBS:
North Carolina at Kentucky – Saturday, Dec. 13
North Carolina vs. Ohio State – Saturday, Dec. 20 (CBS Sports Classic)
UCLA vs. Kentucky – Saturday, Dec. 20 (CBS Sports Classic)
Connecticut at Florida – Saturday, Jan. 3
UNLV at Kansas – Sunday, Jan. 4

Key Non-Conference Games on CBS Sports Network:
Tennessee vs. VCU – Friday, Nov. 14 (Veterans Classic)
Michigan State vs. Navy – Friday, Nov. 14 (Veterans Classic)
Bucknell at Villanova – Thursday, Nov. 20
USC at New Mexico – Sunday, Nov. 30
Temple at St. Joseph’s – Wednesday, Dec. 3
Villanova at LaSalle – Wednesday, Dec. 3
Penn State at Marshall – Saturday, Dec. 6
Alabama at Xavier – Saturday, Dec. 6
Oklahoma at Tulsa – Saturday, Dec. 13
Arizona at UNLV – Tuesday, Dec. 23
Ole Miss at Dayton – Tuesday, Dec. 30

Coverage Highlights:

CBS Sports
Championship Weekend on CBS Sports on Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15, 2015, features the Big Ten (including the semi-final games), Mountain West and Atlantic 10 crowning their conference tournament champions and earning automatic bids to the 2015 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship.
CBS Sports also broadcasts the Missouri Valley Conference Championship game on Sunday, March 8.
CBS will televise three Big Ten Wildcard games, featuring the top match-up from the Big Ten Conference on February 22, March 1 and March 8.

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Patriot League Men’s Conference Championship on Wednesday, March 11, and Women’s Conference Championship on Saturday, March 14, with winners earning automatic bids to the 2014 Men’s and Women’s Division I Basketball Championships.
Mountain West Men’s quarterfinals on Thursday, March 12 and semifinals on Friday, March 13
Conference USA Men’s and Women’s Semifinals on March 13 and Women’s Championship on March 14
Atlantic 10 Men’s Semifinals on March 15

Defending NCAA Men’s Champion Connecticut makes six appearances on CBS Sports Network, and will play on CBS January 3 against Florida and March 1 against SMU.

CBS Sports Network also televises a number of early season tournaments including the Paradise Jam, Cancun Challenge, Great Alaska Shootout, Corpus Christi Challenge and Emerald Coast Classic. Among the teams participating, include Clemson, LSU, Virginia Tech, Northwestern, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Washington State.

CBS Sports Network televises 31 women’s basketball games from American Athletic Conference, Big East, Conference USA, Atlantic 10, Patriot League and Southland Conferences, as well as NCAA Division II, highlighted by two appearances by defending NCAA Women’s Champion Connecticut.

CBS Sports streams select games from the entire 2014-15 college basketball schedule live on CBSSports.com. The games are available exclusively on CBSSports.com and the CBS Sports mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android.

CBS Sports’ announce team is led by play-by-play announcer Jim Nantz and analyst Greg Anthony. Mark Wolff serves as Coordinating Producer, College Basketball, and Bob Fishman is the lead director. Harold Bryant is Executive Producer and Senior Vice President, Production, CBS Sports. Steve Karasik is Vice President, Remote Production, CBS Sports.

CBS Sports broadcasts the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship for the 34th consecutive year, including a partnership since 2011 with Turner Sports to provide exclusive live coverage of every game in its entirety across CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV.

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