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South Florida Vs. Cleveland State: Bulls Improve To 7-0 At Home With Win Over Vikings

Jawanza Poland led the Bulls with 13 points in his return on Monday night, and USF notched a quality non-conference win over Cleveland State.

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Cleveland State Vs. South Florida: Bulls Improve To Perfect 7-0 At Home With Quality Non-Conference Win Over Cleveland State

The South Florida Bulls picked up a quality non-conference win over the Cleveland State Vikings on Monday night at the St. Pete Times Forum. The Bulls had four players in double figures to beat the Vikings by 15. Cleveland State plays in the competitive Horizon League, and was projected as a possibly tournament team, previously dominating a Missouri team that was ranked in the top ten in the country at the time.

Jawanza Poland, in his return to action after sitting out due to a back injury and a two game suspension, led the Bulls with 13 points. He was three of five from behind the arc, and added five boards. His return could be a huge boost for Stan Heath's club. The Bulls played lockdown defense on CSU's talented backcourt, and rode an 86% free throw shooting mark to improve to a perfect 7-0 at home.

They now travel to Hattiesburg to face an 8-2 Southern Miss team on Thursday night.

For more on the Bulls, please visit Voodoo Five, SB Nation's USF blog.

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South Florida Vs. Cleveland State: Bulls Lead Vikings 25-21

Toarlyn Fitzpatrick leads all scorers with 7 points as the USF Bulls lead the Cleveland State Vikings 25-21 after 20 minutes at the St. Pete Times Forum. Ron Anderson Jr. and Hugh Robertson have chipped in 6 points a piece for the Bulls.

The Bulls shot 35% from the field, but held Cleveland State to only 31% shooting. The Vikings offense stagnated in the halfcourt offense as the Bulls moved from the 1-3-1 to a 2-3 zone that CSU couldn't shoot out of. The Vikings were lead by Trevon Harmon and Tim Camczyc who each had 6 points while Anton Grady had 4 points off the bench for Cleveland State.

Jawanza Poland made his season debut for the Bulls, and was 0-1 from the field, but grabbed 2 rebounds in 10 minutes.

The Bulls have had their problems holding a halftime lead, and will need to do a good job breaking the CSU press if they want to keep their undefeated record at home tonight.

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South Florida Vs. Cleveland State: Jawanza Poland Returns To Bulls Lineup

The Bulls' second-leading scorer from last season makes his debut for 6-5 South Florida on Monday night when it hosts Cleveland State (10-1).

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