The USF Bulls (6-17, 0-12) dropped their 12th straight basketball game, 97-51 to the University of Connecticut (11-12, 6-5) on Wednesday evening in Storrs, Connecticut.
The Bulls had their lowest scoring output of the year while shooting only 32% from the field, down from more than 50% from the field in each of their last two games. The UConn Huskies came out firing, starting the game on a 17-1 run and scoring the first 17 points of the second half, part of a 33-2 run that blew the game open. South Florida was held without a field goal for the first six minutes of the game, while UConn out-rebounded the Bulls 10-1 during that stretch and established control of this game. The closest USF was able to pull was within 31-25 midway through the first half, but again the Huskies answered and never looked back.
Connecticut made a school record 16 three-point shots in this contest, including six from Rodney Purvis, who led all scorers with 23 points. Jalen Adams also added six three-point shots en route to 18 points for the Huskies. USF got double figure performances from leading scorer Geno Thorpe, who scored 11 points while playing his second consecutive game after missing two games with an ankle injury, and ten points from Troy Holston.
The Bulls are back in action when they host East Carolina on Saturday at 8 PM.