South Florida feels NCAA win will help vs Temple

TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer Published:

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Getting his Bulls to turn off the TV and go to bed so far has been the biggest challenge for South Florida coach Stan Heath in the NCAA tournament.

That's about to change.

The No. 12 seeded Bulls followed up a 65-54 win over California in Dayton, Ohio, by flying Thursday to Nashville for a quick turnaround for their second-round game against fifth-seeded Temple in the Midwest Region on Friday night.

Heath says he's not worried at all about the travel. He says his Bulls (21-13) got the kinks and nerves out with a tournament game already under their belt.

The challenge comes with Temple (24-7), the Atlantic 10's regular season champ. The rested Owls also have plenty of NCAA experience in their fifth straight and 30th overall tournament.