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American Conference Tournament: USF wins; UCF falls

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The Central Florida Knights ended their season in a highly disappointing fashion, falling to the Tulane Green Wave 65-63 in the first round of the American Conference Tournament at the Amway Center. The Knights had multiple chances to win the game, but could not overcome 21 turnovers and 36 percent shooting. Tulane was the 10th, and lowest, seed in the tournament, but the seventh-seeded Knights played a sloppy game that gave the Green Wave the ability to hang in the…

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Catastrophic start dooms Bulls to 10th loss

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For three quarters of Saturday’s game against Seton Hall, the South Florida Bulls played the Pirates fairly even. It was the first 10 minutes that set the tone for the Bulls’ 66-49 defeat in Newark, New Jersey. During the opening 10 minutes, USF missed their first 9 shots, plus two free throws. Making matters worse, they turned the ball over 6 times. It was 14-0 before Jahmal McMurray hit a three-pointer with 9:59 remaining in the half. After the nightmarish…

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Bulls fall to familiar foe, 79-68

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An old rival dropped by the Sun Dome to visit the USF Bulls on Saturday and came away with a victory. The University of Alabama-Birmingham Blazers, who faced USF many times in their old Sun Belt Conference days, defeated the Bulls, 79-68. Both teams shot the ball well, but key factors led to the Blazer victory. USF turned the ball over 19 times to only 8 for UAB and the Blazers made some key three pointers that made the difference.…

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USF Bulls henpecked by Delaware

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The South Florida Bulls left Tampa for their first true road game of the season on Thursday night. They return home nursing the effects of a henpecking. USF fell to the Delaware Blue Hens, 67-58 at the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, Delaware. While the Bulls played well in spurts, it was not nearly enough to overcome Delaware’s huge advantage in rebounding and free throw shooting. Things started well. Roddy Peters scored the first two points less than a minute…

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USF defeats Albany for first victory of the season

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On their fifth try, the South Florida Bulls earned their first victory of the season with a 63-61 victory over the Albany Great Danes before 2,712 at the Sun Dome. It certainly was not easy. The first half was played fairly evenly with Albany holding a brief seven-point lead. The Bulls came back to tie the score at halftime, 33-33. The Great Danes used a 7-0 run midway through the second half to take a 53-45 lead with 10:16 remaining.…

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