Report: Heath, Bulls to face Kent State
How's this for going old school: Stan Heath has filled the last spot on his basketball schedule with the school that gave him his first head coaching job, Kent State, according to the Record-Courier in Ohio.
The two-game series would allow USF to have a home game for the upcoming season, and will have Heath make a return to the school he helped to the Elite Eight in 2002, his only season as coach there before moving on to Arkansas.
The game is reportedly to be played Nov. 25, and will replace a game that was announced between USF and Florida Gulf Coast, except that FGCU never signed its contract and moved on to another opponent.
USF coach Stan Heath had teased to the schedule addition on his Twitter.com page, writing on Monday: "Should finish our non-conference schedule shortly w an interesting opponent- stay tuned."
CORRECTION: I'd reported here Wednesday that Kent State had nine seniors on last year's team, and that's my fault for trusting this ESPN.com roster. Kent State went 19-15 last year and lost its top scorer, but returns its next three scorers, making this one of USF's tougher nonconference games. Kent State had an RPI of 137 last season, while USF was at 190 according to collegerpi.com.