In possibly the biggest revenge game in program history, the South Florida Bulls men’s basketball team easily dispatched the Ohio Bobcats 73-46 on Friday afternoon at the Jersey Mike’s Jamaica Classic.
Head coach Brian Gregory’s squad clearly wanted to make amends for the travesty that was the 2012 NCAA Tournament game between the two schools. JAWANZA DIDN’T HANG ON THE RIM (JDHOTR).
Back to Friday’s game, four Bulls reached double figures, led by TJ Lang, Justin Brown, and Alexis Yetna’s 11 points each. Freshman center Michael Durr added ten points of his own.
With 11:32 left in the first half, the Bobcats led 12-7. Over the next seven minutes, and 50 seconds, the Bulls went on a 20-1 run to bust the game wide open.
USF’s lead ballooned to 29 during the second half as they cruised to the finish line. Ten different Bulls scored and 13 players saw action.
USF held Ohio to just 22% shooting in the first half, and the Bobcats missed all 12 three-point attempts in the opening half. Ohio went 1-of-17 during a stretch in the first half that saw them go from up five to down 20 early in the second half.
USF is 3-0 for the first time since the 2013-2014 season.
The Bulls will face Georgetown on Sunday at noon on the CBS Sports Network in the final game of the Jamaica Classic.