The South Florida Bulls men's basketball team will be looking for a bounce-back victory Wednesday, as they host the streaking Pittsburgh Panthers in a Big East Conference contest (7 p.m. on ESPN3) at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. USF (13-10, 6-4 Big East) has dropped two of their last three games, while the Panthers (15-9, 4-7) have rallied off four straight after starting league play with seven consecutive losses.
On Saturday, the Bulls were routed at the No. 12-ranked Georgetown Hoyas, 75-45. The loss was the worst in league play for USF, which has had its best start to conference play in school history reach a lull.
In the loss, the Bulls shot just just 31-percent from the field and committed 17 turnovers, as senior forward Augustus Gilchrist, who's pacing USF with 11.0 points per game, netted a team-best 15 points.
In USF's four Big East losses it has, not surprising, failed to score 50 or more points.
Meanwhile, Pitt is finally finding a rhythm on offensive as senior point guard Travon Woodall has returned to the starting lineup after missing time because of a groin strain and abdominal tear.
On Sunday, Woodall netted a game-best 29 points in his fifth game back to help the Panthers defeat the Villanova Wildcats, 79-70.
Senior point guard Ashton Gibbs paces Pittsburgh with 16.9 points per game, while Woodall is averaging 13.3.