Men’s basketball rounds out nonconference schedule with two additional games

Sophomore guard Caleb Murphy (23) averaged 8.3 points and 2.8 assists in his freshman season with the Bulls in 2020-21. USF ATHLETICS PHOTO

After announcing 11 nonconference matchups for the 2021-22 season Monday, the USF men’s basketball team has now filled out the rest of its nonconference slate with games against Boston College and South Carolina State.

The game against the Eagles will take place Nov. 29 in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, while the matchup with the Bulldogs will be at home Dec. 3.

Before that, however, the Bulls will open the season with five straight home contests against Bethune-Cookman University on Nov. 9, Georgia Southern on Nov. 13, North Carolina A&T State University on Nov. 15, Auburn on Nov. 19 and Hampton University on Nov. 24.

After the aforementioned away game against Boston College on Nov. 29, USF will head back home to take on South Carolina State on Dec. 3 and Austin Peay State University on Dec. 14. The Bulls will then play the Florida Gators in the Orange Bowl Classic on Dec. 18 in the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida.

Next up for the Bulls is the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic in Honolulu where they will play three games. Their opponent to begin the tournament is BYU on Dec. 22, but their foe for the next two contests is dependent on the results of other games. No matter who USF plays, those next two games will be Dec. 23 and Dec. 25. 

The Bulls come back home for a duel with Mississippi State Valley on Dec. 29 to round out the nonconference schedule.

Dates have yet to be announced for AAC play, but the Bulls will play UCF, Cincinnati, ECU, Houston, SMU, Temple, Tulane and Tulsa both at home and away.

Memphis is the lone home-only opponent, and Wichita State is the single away-only.