2012-13: Stan Heath's Regime

๐Ÿ“Œ ‘Dawgs, Bulls Collide Tonight in Tampa

| by Matthew Manuri | SoFloBulls.com |

2012-13: Stan Heathโ€™s Regime | โ€˜Dawgs, Bulls Collide Tonight in Tampa | by Matthew Manuri
2012-13: Stan Heathโ€™s Regime | โ€˜Dawgs, Bulls Collide Tonight in Tampa | by Matthew Manuri

The Georgia Bulldogโ€™s travel down to Tampa this evening to square off against the hometown South Florida Bulls. Like many others, I anticipate this SEC, Big East matchup to turn into a possession clash between two low scoring, defensive minded squads.

Shutting Down Caldwell-Pope is Key

#1 G Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is the โ€˜Dawgs leading scorer to date for 2012, scorching the net consistently via 17.3 PPG, 6.5 RPG, 2.5 APG & 2.83 steals per game. Standing at 6โ€™5, Caldwell-Pope is a complete mismatch for the 6โ€™1 (cough, cough) PG #11 Anthony Collins. Stan Heath will likely utilize the combo of 6โ€™4 Guards #5 Jawanza Poland & #22 Shaun Noreiga & 6โ€™5 #0 Martino Brock to detur Caldwell-Popeโ€™s Friday night plans. Caldwell-Popeโ€™s sidekick, #42 F Nemanja Djurisic, is averaging 8.5 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 1.7 APG & is coming off a last Fridayโ€™s season high 5 assist effort vs. E. Tennessee State. The 6โ€™8 230 pound Forward will most likely be banging the boards against Bullsโ€™ 6โ€™8 Forward, #32 Toarlyn Fitzpatrick.

โ€˜Dawgs, Bulls Collide Tonight in Tampa | by Matthew Manuri
โ€˜Dawgs, Bulls Collide Tonight in Tampa | by Matthew Manuri

Anthony Collins is ranked 4th nationally in Assists per game, averaging 8.2 each contest, & is expected to be full strength after resting his calf injury this week. ACโ€™s neck-breaking cut & second-to-none handles will be the distinct advantage that will lead the Bulls to a W this evening.

Final Score: USF 68, UGA 57.

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