Shelton: Heath pushing Bulls to take next step
Times columnist Gary Shelton writes about USF's men's basketball team and coach Stan Heath in Thursday's paper, talking about the impressive progress the Bulls have made in the past month. He writes:
At this point, it's impressive to see the Bulls walking at all. In its first four years in the Big East, USF won only 11 of 68 conference games, and only two of 34 on the road. Still, no one suggested the Bulls were playing below expectations. There were no expectations.
Now, there are. Heath has put together a cohesive, resilient team that has managed to stop the laughter from the rest of the league. He has given Skip Holtz a reason to wonder if he has gone to work for a basketball school. That ought to be worth a couple of Big East coach of the year votes in itself.
-- USF's women's basketball team nearly pulled off a huge upset, leading No. 14 Georgetown in the final five minutes before falling 54-50 to the Hoyas to drop to 14-11.