The USF Bulls (6-15, 0-10) dropped their 10th consecutive game, 85-75 to Memphis (17-6, 7-3) on Thursday evening at the Sun Dome.
Malik Fitts shone bright for USF, scoring a career high 28 points, but it wasn't enough for a Bulls team playing their second consecutive game without leading scorer Geno Thorpe, who suffered an ankle injury last week. The Tigers built a 35-30 halftime lead and built a 10 point lead, 47-37 early in the second half. From there the Tigers remained in solid control, and after building a lead of 69-52 with 5:35 to go they never led by less than double digits again as Memphis completed a season sweep over USF.
In addition to the first career 20+ point game for Fitts, the Bulls also got 13 points from Tulio Da Silva and Michael Bibby. The Tigers were led by 29 points from Dedric Lawson, who also grabbed nine rebounds and dished out six assists. K.J. Lawson added a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds while Jeremiah Martin scored 15 points.
The Bulls look to avoid making it 11 losses in a row when they go on the road to take on Temple on Super Bowl Sunday. Tipoff in Philadelphia is set for 1 PM Sunday afternoon.