The University of South Florida will once again try to gain some respect in the super-conference that is the Big East.
The Bulls finished last season a disappointing 9-22, managing just four conference victories. USF returns its top-scorer and team leader in Dominique Jones. They will once again rely on his shoulders to carry them through the season.
G Chris Howard, Sr., 7.7 pts/gm
G Dominique Jones, Jr., 18.1 pts/gm
G Mike Mercer, Sr., 8.5 pts/gm
F Alex Rivas, Sr., 4.2 pts/gm
F Augustus Gilchrist, So., 10.2 pts/gm
G Justin Leemow, So.
G BJ Daniels, So.
G Jordan Dumars, Fr.
F Toarlyn Fitzpatrick, Fr.
F Jarrid Famous, Jr.
The Bulls will run and gun with their abundance of guards, but will also look for Gilchrist in the paint.
Their schedule is as brutal as ever. It will be an uphill climb for USF the entire season. The nonconference schedule is relatively easy for the Bulls as they hope to rack up as many wins as possible before starting conference play on Dec. 30, when they visit No. 1 Louisville.