Predictions & Analysis: Rice vs South Florida 01/12/2024

Predictions & Analysis: Rice vs South Florida 01/12/2024

January 12, 2024


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At the USF Sun Dome on Friday, the Rice Owls and South Florida Bulls will play an NCAA basketball game. The Rice Owls are currently on a 3-game winless skid. After winning six of their previous seven games, the USF Bulls are looking for a victory.


After winning their first league game, USF lost their next one at UAB. The Bulls ought to be pleased to have a 7-2 home record supporting them on Friday, as that game was played away from home. They will rely on an attack that has scored more than 70 points in 7 consecutive contests, including a six-game winning streak. USF plays at a quick tempo to score 76.1 points per game. The Bulls attempt 23.2 free throws on average per game and make 70.9% of them. They made 43.2% of the team’s goals overall and 33.1% of their threes. The squad performs well at home and is capable of starting the weekend with a strong showing.



Rice has lost their last three games, including their last two attempts to win the American Conference, coming into this matchup. This club is ranked as the second-worst team in the conference by KenPom, and thus far, the rankings appear to be accurate. The Owls will attempt to end a three-game run that saw them surrender over 80 points when they return to the road. This season, their defense is allowing 75.5 points per contest on 45.4% shooting. They let opponents shoot a conference-worst 36.1% three-point percentage, but they also limit opponents to 15.5 free throws per night. In terms of turnovers and rebounds, the squad is almost equal. The Owls have struggled all season to stop opponents. It hasn’t been any simpler to score, as Rice averages 73.4 points per contest.


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Rice vs South Florida Game Information


  • Date: 01/12/2024
  • Time: 07:00 PM ET
  • Location: USF Sun Dome.
  • How to Watch Rice vs South Florida: ESPN2
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