Bulls prepare for the Panthers

Coming off a thrilling victory on Saturday, the USF men’s basketball team will try to improve to 2-0 tonight against Prairie View A&M at the Sun Dome at 7 p.m..

In the 2003-04 season, the Panthers had a record of 7-20 that began with an 11-game losing streak.

USF beat Stephen F. Austin 76-75 on Friday and had a 7-20 record last season.

Prairie View will be without their top two scorers, Kevin Cooper and Tyrone Nelson, who both averaged 15.1 points a game and graduated last season.

On Saturday, the Panthers lost their first game of the season 117-55 to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The Bulls and Panthers have met only once before — in the 2001-02 season — with USF winning 86-63.

Terrence Leather scored 20 points and Brian Swift dropped in 19 versus Stephen F. Austin. Swift hit all five of his three-point attempts while guard James Holmes hit a free throw with three seconds left in the game to beat the Lumberjacks.