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Temple ends USF’s season with convincing victory

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The South Florida Bulls saw their season come to an end on Friday with a 79-62 loss to the Temple Owls in the quarterfinals of the American Conference Tournament. Temple was in control for most of the game played at the Amway Center in Orlando.Am Temple, the tournament’s top seed, jumped out to a double-digit lead midway through the first half. They held a 35-27 advantage heading into the halftime locker room. Chris Perry scored the first basket of the…

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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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USF gets by Savannah State for 2nd win

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The South Florida Bulls won their second game of the season with a 67-57 win over Savannah State at the Sun Dome on Sunday. USF bounced back from Friday’s 84-63 loss to top-ranked Kentucky. Four Bulls scored in double figures on Sunday led by Roddy Peters with 17 points and six assists. Jaleel Cousins added 13 points and 11 assists, while Chris Perry and Jahmal McMurray had 12 each. Troyce Manassa led the Tigers with 21 points. The Bulls took…

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College basketball roundup: Miami upset

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Northeastern 78, Miami 77 Quincy Ford made a jumper as time expired leading the Northeastern Huskies to a 78-77 upset win over the No. 15 Miami Hurricanes on Friday. The loss was the first by Miami after four season-opening wins, including two over ranked teams. Miami was favored by 16 points. Northeastern jumped out to a quick 17-8 lead and pushed the lead to 11 at the midway point of the first half. Miami closed the gap to 35-30 at…

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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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College basketball begins Friday; Gators introduce new Coach Mike White

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The college basketball season tips off on Friday with several games around the country. Few should see competitive games, but fans of Florida schools are anxious to get their first look at their squads. Florida receives extra attention because new coach Mike White steps in to replace the most successful coach the Gators have ever had. Billy Donovan, who won 653 games and two national championships during his 19 seasons, is now coaching the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder. White’s very…

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