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BULLS Get The Win OVER The RATTLERS

Tampa, —  The University of South Florida men’s basketball started their season off with a win over Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. The Bulls were just to strong down low and pulled away with  84-73 win.

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Marcus Barham for the rattlers started the scoring off with making 3  3 pointers to take a quick 11-10 lead. He ended the games as the lead scorer with 22 points shooting 5 of 9 from 3 point land.  USF  was able to get back in the game with a pair of 3’s  by Troy Holston and Geno Thorpe. The Bulls then stampeded to a 33 -18 lead and never looked back. The score at the half was 45-32 . USF scored 28 points in the paint and 13 points off 2nd chances in the 1st half.

30671444090_363ece8623_zFAMU did not give up in the 2nd half and actually out scored USF 41-39.  The Rattler’s defense applied some pressure which caused the Bulls to turn over the ball 11 times. They were able to capitalize on that and cut into the lead 62-57 with 10:17 remaining.  USF went back to the paint where Ruben Guerrero was having a great time all night. He ended the game with the double-double, 13 points to go with his career high 16 rebounds. Top scores for the Bull were Bo Zeigler (15) and Geno Thorpe (19)

UP next for the Bulls will be a home game against Elon on Thursday at 7 p.m

 

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