Scattered Clouds83° FULL FORECASTScattered Clouds83° FULL FORECAST
Make us your home page

Get the latest breaking news and in-depth reports about the Bucs, Lightning and Rays - all in one email.

(View our Privacy Policy)

College basketball preview: USF vs. Alabama

. Tonight

USF vs. Alabama

When/where: 9; Sun Dome

TV/radio: ESPNU; 1010-AM

Records: USF 5-2; Alabama 4-3

Notable: The Bulls will try to build on the momentum created by one of the biggest wins under coach Stan Heath. Trailing by 17 with a little more than 12 minutes to go Wednesday at George Mason, USF rallied to win 68-66 on Corey Allen's fadeaway with two seconds to play. "What I saw is our team really come together," Heath said. "I thought the 12 minutes down the stretch we looked like a cohesive basketball team." Alabama, which has lost to Oklahoma and Duke, likely will attack USF with fullcourt pressure and a "hybrid" zone that Heath said is active. Four Tide players average at least nine points per game, led by senior G Trevor Releford (16.3 ppg). Bulls G Anthony Collins (7.4 ppg, 5.0 assists) is averaging 29.4 minutes despite a surgically mended knee Heath said remains only about "60 percent."

Joey Knight, Times staff writer

College basketball preview: USF vs. Alabama 12/06/13 [Last modified: Friday, December 6, 2013 8:55pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2016 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours