USF men’s basketball team enjoying their best start in over 20 years

USF Basketball Achieves Program Milestone with 89-72 Win Over Texas-San Antonio

TAMPA — In a feat not seen in over two decades, the USF basketball team secured their fifth consecutive win, marking their 11th victory in the last 12 games. This impressive performance has propelled the Bulls to a 13-5 season record, matching the program’s best start since the 2001-2002 season.

The Bulls dominated Texas-San Antonio with a final score of 89-72 at the Yuengling Center, further solidifying their position in the AAC with a 6-1 record. This places them in a tie for second place with No. 22 Florida Atlantic (16-4, 6-1), trailing Charlotte (13-7, 7-1) by just a half-game.

A standout moment in the game came as USF set a school record by sinking 18 three-pointers, surpassing the previous record of 14. Five Bulls players scored in the double figures, with Kobe Knox leading the charge with 18 points, five rebounds, and four blocks. Meanwhile, Jose Placer and Chris Youngblood added 16 and 15 points, respectively.

The Bulls demonstrated their sharpshooting abilities, with all three of these players going 4-for-6 from 3-point range, contributing to the team’s impressive 54.3% shooting efficiency from long range. Selton Miguel also made an impact with 15 points and a season-high six assists, while Kasean Pryor added 12 points. Brandon Stroud led on the boards with a season-high 12 rebounds.

USF’s defense was also noteworthy, limiting Texas-San Antonio to just one player, Jordan Ivy-Curry, reaching double figures with 23 points.

This remarkable win signifies a historical achievement for the Bulls, as it is only the seventh time in program history that USF has achieved a 13-5 start to a season. Additionally, their 6-1 record in the AAC matches the best conference start for the Bulls, tying the 2000-2001 team’s performance in the Conference USA.

The victory over Texas-San Antonio solidifies USF’s position as a force to be reckoned with in the AAC, showcasing their potential to make a lasting impact this season.

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By achieving this milestone victory, USF basketball has not only made a statement in the current season but has also established a strong legacy in the history of the program.

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