Poor shooting dooms Bulls in loss at Seton Hall
Fresh off a promising win against Georgetown, USF's men's basketball team took a 55-47 loss at Seton Hall on Wednesday night, doomed by 3-for-19 shooting on 3-pointers and familiar troubles with rebounding. Here's the story from Thursday's Times, with quotes from Stan Heath about the frustrating disappointments of a team that is now 1-5 in the Big East, a year after going 12-6.
Toarlyn Fitzpatrick and Victor Rudd went a combined 0-for-12 on 3-pointers Wednesday, and the Bulls were outrebounded 34-20. USF lost despite committing only five turnovers while forcing 17 -- the Bulls went to the free-throw line only six times and allowed Seton Hall to shoot 52 percent from the field.
USF opened this season with hopes of returning to the NCAA Tournament, but at 10-8 with plenty of Big East games tougher than Seton Hall remaining, the question now is whether the Bulls are a postseason team at all, needing at least a half-dozen more conference wins to stay above .500 and in position to play in the NIT. ...