USF’s Collins has a career night in Memphis loss

by Gary Shelton on February 1, 2018 · 0 comments

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Collins lays in two of his 21 points in loss to Memphis/CARMEN MANDATO

Collins lays in two of his 21 points in loss to Memphis./CARMEN MANDATO

Tuesday, 2 a.m.

Freshman guard David Collins is growing up in a hurry.

Collins, starting his fourth game, broke loose for 21 points in an 86-74 loss to Memphis Wednesday night. It was the most points by USF freshman since Malik Fitts had 29 in February of last year, also against Memphis.

"I thought our guys, especially our young guys, really fought there at the end to get that thing back to a workable number at the end," said USF coach Brian Gregory. "But we were just not able to get enough shots and they shot well from the free throw line down the stretch."

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Gregory argues a call against Memphis./CARMEN MANDATO

Gregory argues a call against Memphis./CARMEN MANDATO

The Bulls had five players in double figures: Payton Banks had 16 points, freshman Justin Brown had 13.Terrence Samuel had 12 and Stephan Jiggets had 10. The Bulls are now 8-15 on the season, 1-9 in the AAC.

Jiggets heads to the basket for USF./CARMEN MANDATO

Jiggets heads to the basket for USF./CARMEN MANDATO

Still, there are flashes.

"For a glimpse, you could see it," Collins said. "We cut the lead down easy. We've just got to put it all together for one whole game. I think that should be our biggest emphasis is putting one whole game together and not just having spurts throughout the whole game. I think we're close. We practice hard, we've just got to transition it to the game."

Memphis pulled away, scoring 46 of its points in the paint.

USF is home against Tulsa on Sunday. The game begins at 1 p.m.

Manderson seeks a teammate against Tigers./CARMEN MANDATO

Manderson seeks a teammate against Tigers./CARMEN MANDATO

 

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