South Florida vs Tulsa Basketball Picks 2-14-24


The Tulsa Golden Hurricane and the USF Bulls meet in college basketball action from the Yuengling Center on Wednesday night. Can the Golden Hurricane spring the upset? Or will USF keep their hot streak rolling? Let’s dive in and find out with our Tulsa vs. USF Prediction.

Tulsa Team Preview

The Tulsa Golden Hurricane come into this one looking to snap a three-game losing streak after a 70-63 loss to UAB last time out. PJ Haggerty leads the Golden Hurricane in scoring with 19.8 PPG and 4.9 RPG along with 3.5 APG while Cobe Williams has 13.4 PPG with a team-high 3.7 APG to lead Tulsa in assists as the only other double-digit scorer for the Golden Hurricane so far this season. Jared Garcia also has 9.1 PPG with a team-high 6 RPG to lead the Golden Hurricane in rebounding  on the year. As a team, Tulsa is averaging 76.1 PPG on 43.7% shooting from the field, 33.1% from three and 74.2% from the foul line this season.

USF Team Preview

The USF Bulls come into this one looking to build on their 9-game win streak after a 69-65 win over Rice last time out. Chris Youngblood leads the Bulls in scoring with 15 PPG along with 2 APG while Selton Miguel has 14.5 PPG with 3.3 RPG and 2.3 APG. Kasean Pryor has 12 PPG and a team-high 7.2 RPG to lead the Bulls in rebounding, rounding out the trio of double-digit scorers for USF up to this point in the year and Jayden Reid has a team-high 3.6 APG as well to lead the Bulls in assists. As a team, USF is averaging 75.1 PPG on 43.6% shooting from the field, 35.7% from three and 72.5% from the foul line this season.

Tulsa vs. USF Prediction

I’m on Tulsa here. Don’t get me wrong, USF is the better team and is arguably the best team in the conference. However, this is a clear lookahead spot for the Bulls with a matchup against FAU on deck in a game that can go a long way towards determining the top spot in the AAC and even if it wasn’t, USF’s been winning a lot of close games or games by single digits in conference play all year long. I think USF wins, but I think Tulsa covers.

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