USF Bulls basketball 101: What you need to know

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Tampa, Florida -- Many of you will be tuning in Friday night when the USF Bulls take on the Temple Owls in Round 2 of the NCAA Tournament. But don't worry if you haven't been following the team all season, here's a quick look at some of the key players you need to know on this season's team.

The Floor General: #11 Anthony Collins. The only starter under 6'6", Collins is a freshman from Houston with unflappable ball control. He averages 5.3 assists per game but as he showed Wednesday against California he can also score when the opportunity arises.

The Scorer: #24 Augustus Gilchrest. The team's leading scorer, the 6'10" senior originally played college basketball at Maryland. Now he's the Bulls leading scorer averaging 9.6 points per game.

Mr. Experience: #1 Ron Anderson Jr. The only player on the Bulls roster with NCAA Tournament experience before this week, Anderson played in the 2008 Tournament with Kansas State. He then transferred to USF. Anderson also grew up around basketball with his dad playing 10-years in the NBA.

The Sharp Shooter: #32 Toarlyn Fitzpatrick.  The 6'8" junior from Tampa led the team in 3-point shooting percentage this season knocking down 41% of his shots from beyond the 3-point arc this season.

The Coach: Stan Heath. A Detroit native who was the head coach at Arkansas in the SEC before taking over at USF, Heath has more than 25-years of coaching experience. Hired by the Bulls in 2007 the father of two has now led the Bulls for 5-seasons, guiding the team to two post season tournaments; the NIT in 2010 and of course this season's NCAA Tournament.

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