Monday, January 04, 2010

South Florida Preview

South Florida-
Pomeroy Ranking- 70th
Record- 10-3 (0-1)
Best Win- Virginia (ranked 58th)
Worst Loss- Central Michigan (ranked 191st)
Pomeroy Prediction- South Florida 74-69

Key Players-
INJURED #24 Augustus Gilchrist- 18.8 PPG, 7.4 RPG- Had the Bulls off to a record start before injuring his ankle in early December. Should be out until late January.
#20 Dominique Jones- 17.5 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 4.5 APG, 38.3% 3PA- The star of the team is now a junior. He's having his most efficient season yet. Though the scoring average is down, he scored 23 points a game in the four nonconference contests without Gilchrist. Was a nonfactor against Louisville before fouling out.
#31 Jarrid Famous- 11.2 PPG, 7.6 RPG- The seven footer formed a great tandem with Gilchrist before the injury. Now he's been called to a bigger role, with three double-doubles in the past five games.
#3 Chris Howard- 9.8 PPG, 4.2 APG, 33.3% 3PA- A pretty reliable five-year senior point guard. Now boasts an A/T ratio over 2 with his highest scoring average ever.

Scouting Report-

Mediocre offense, but above average defensively (41st).
Get to the line a reasonable amount, but only shoot 66% from there.
Can go eight or nine deep, but only six guys have gotten double-figure minutes in their past two games.

This was a pretty good team without Gilchrist but still has a lot of talent. If they can keep everything together until he gets back, watch for the Bulls to make a run at the NCAA bubble with four of their last six games at home.

1 comment:

Keaton McDonald said...

Should be another close Big East game....This is a must win for the Irish tonight I think, especially when you look at what we have coming up the next 3 games...

I hope we come to play tonight, getting to 2-1 will be great heading home for at top 10 team Saturday...