November 2009

The Bulls got 21 points from freshman KaNeisha Saunders as USF took the first game of the Courtyard by Marriott L.A. Thanksgiving Classic Friday night.

USF (3-2) will play Loyola Maramount or Saint Louis on Saturday at either 4 p.m. or 6 p.m.



Sophomore Augustus Gilchrist scored a career-high 27 points to lead USF past the Owls Friday night at the Sun Dome.

Gilchrist scored 23 points in the second half and the Bulls outscored the Owls 43-29 in the second half.  Senior Chris Howard added 15 points and junior Dominique Jones had 10 points and 11 assists.

USF (6-1) hosts Hampton on Monday.

-Phil Neary

After winning three straight to start the season, the Bulls dropped their first game Friday night 69-66 to the Gamecocks in the second round of the Charleston Classic. 

USF (3-1) got a combined 35 points from its two big men, Gus Gilchrist and Jarrid Famous.  Dominique Jones added 17 in a losing effort.

The Bulls led 35-29 at halftime but the Gamecocks opened the second half with a 15-6 run.

USF plays UNC-Wilmington on Sunday at 3:30 p.m.


USF got a combined 38 points from Dominique Jones and Augustus Gilchrist to beat Davidson in the first round of the Charleston Classic tournament Thursday night.

Jones also had 10 rebounds, 6 assists, and 3 steals and Jarrid Famous had a team-high 11 rebounds.

USF (3-0) next plays on Friday, and will face the winner of the LaSalle/South Carolina, which tips off Thursday at 9:30 p.m.


Not that this really means anything at this point, but projects bowl-matchups after every weekend, based on a team’s current status in its conference.

Mark Schlabach of ESPN has USF in the International Bowl against Northern Illinois, while Bruce Feldman has the Bulls facing South Carolina in the Papajohn’ bowl.  Brian Bennett, ESPN’s Big East blogger, also has the Bulls in the International Bowl, which places the Big East conference with the MAC.

The Papajohn’ bowl ties the SEC with the Big East. USF played East Carolina in the Papajohn’ bowl in 2007, winning 24-7. 



Kickoff will be at 3:30 p.m. Eastern for USF’s showdown with Miami Nov. 28. 

The game will be broadcast by ABC.

Additional tickets:  USF has put an additional 1,400 tickets on sale for the USF-Miami game after Miami returned a portion of its alllotment.  Tickets are $25 and can be purchased though


Since losing 3-2 in penalty kicks to Notre Dame in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament last Sunday, the Bulls have been patiently waiting to see where they will be placed in the NCAA tournament, which starts Nov. 20. 

Bids for the tournament will be announced on Monday at 5:30 on ESPN News after things shake out with conference tourmanents, which end this weekend.

Despite Sunday’s loss to the Irish, the Bulls (13-3-3) are still in the top 10 of four of the five major college soccer polls. 

Attinella gets big honor: USF junior goalkeeper Jeff Attinella was named the Big East conference’s goalkeeper of the year as well as a first-team all-conference selection.  In 19 games this year, Attinella had seven shutouts and allowed just 15 goals. 


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