Pac-12 basketball has been rightly criticized throughout the season because of its lackluster performance, and the California Golden Bears have done nothing to disprove that this Wednesday night. The Bears are losing to the South Florida Bulls at halftime, 36-13.
The Bears went scoreless for the last 8:55 of the first half while the Bulls went on a 14-0 run to close things out. The Bears' shooting has been abysmal, hitting just 20.8 percent of its shots and missing all five three-point attempts. Harper Kamp leads the team with seven points while three others have two points each.
Anthony Collins has the Bulls' team lead in points with 10 while Augustus Gilchrist has eight. Five others have scored and have put the team at 66.7 percent of shots made. If the Bulls keep this lead (mind you, Iona did give up a 25-point lead to BYU on Tuesday night), they would go on to face the No. 5 Temple Owls.
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