The University of South Florida Basketball team coming off a lost to the number 1 team in the Kentucky Wildcats 84-63 had to survive the roaring Savannah State Tigers comeback.
Bulls started a 8-0 run before Troyce Manassa hit a three to help slow them
down. USF maintained a 5 to 7 point lead throughout the half using strong defense and living in the paint.
Jaleel Cousins stated , “They were so short we just called plays to get the ball in so we can dunk or lay it in.” Lenjo Kilo and Novian Cherry combined for 9 points off the bench to keep Savannah State in the game. Orlando Antigua’s team was only up 26-22 at the half. Orlando Antigua stated, ” I am pleased out how we took care of the ball and shared it.”
The Bulls pulled out to an early 35-25 lead to start the second half. USF scored 26 points using their height to dominate in the paint.
scorers with 23 points hits the easy lay up to get the score to 60-57. The Bulls scored another 7 points to end the game up 67-57.
“This game was about energy , focus and effort in the first half and we competed in the second half,”