For the second straight game, the South Florida Bulls hold a halftime lead against a nationally ranked opponent. Tonight, the Bulls lead the #15 St. John’s Red Storm 32-30 after being ahead for nearly the entire first half.
Shaun Noriega has 12 points, including three 3-pointers, to lead the Bulls. Augustus Gilchrist has 10. USF is shooting 52% from the floor, and ironically St. John’s tight defense may be to thank. The Bulls have nine turnovers, but also nine assists on 12 made baskets, as on-ball pressure forces USF to move the ball around to the open man instead of dribbling out clock far away from the basket and taking bad shots.