USF basketball coach Robert McCullum said that forward Terrence Leather has been reinstated and will play when the Bulls travel to face Southern Miss on Wednesday.
Leather’s role in that game, however, is still unclear.
“I haven’t decided if he’s going to start,” McCullum said. “He will practice (Monday) and (today) and we’ll take it from there.”
Leather was suspended following USF’s blowout loss to Cincinnati last Thursday after displaying “conduct detrimental to the team” and did not travel with the team to face UAB.
Conference USA’s fourth-leading scorer with 17.7 points a game, Leather met with McCullum on Sunday to work things out.
“He has served his punishment and we’re going to put it behind him and move on,” McCullum said.
Women’s guard not expected to miss playing time
Already bruised and banged up, the USF women’s basketball team may be without senior point guard and team leader Anedra Gilmore, who is listed as day to day after spraining her ankle Saturday in practice.
Gilmore, who leads the Bulls in assists (4.4), was unable to play in USF’s 74-66 loss to DePaul on Sunday.
Sophomore center Nalini Miller has been sidelined with a strained left hamstring since Jan. 7. Coach Jose Fernandez hopes Miller will be back for the Conference USA tournament March 3.
“We need to stay fresh for the stretch run,” Fernandez said.
Women’s track team takes Reebok Indoor title
Bolstered by strong individual performances, the USF women’s track team won the Reebok Boston Indoor Games held this weekend on the campus of Northeastern University.
In the 10-team event, the Bulls scored 128 points and won the title by 37 points over second-place Albany.
Chandra Brewer won two events — the shot put and the weight throw — to lead the Bulls, who won five of the 17 events.
Sophomore Ashlee Ward won the 55-meter dash with a time of 7.05, junior Bente General won the 1,000-meter run with a time of 2:55.33 and the 4×400 relay team also won, finishing in 3:53.68.
Brewer, a senior, had a shot put mark of 51-09.75, while her weight throw was 49-11.00.
The Bulls continue competition on Friday at the Husky Invitational in Boston.