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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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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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Benji Bell answers the call for FSU; USF falls to NC State

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During this season, Florida State has enjoyed success when their freshman tandem of Dwayne Bacon and Malik Beasley are putting up big numbers on the stat sheet. On Sunday, Bacon had a rare off-night scoring, but the Seminoles went on to roll over Southeastern Louisiana, 75-58. A Seminole reserve, Benji Bell, more than made up for Bacon’s sub-par game with 18 points off the bench. Bell made five of his six shots, including all four of his 3-point attempts. Xavier…

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College basketball: ‘Canes, Knights roll; Bulls rolled

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South Carolina 81, South Florida 63 The South Carolina Gamecocks sprinted out to a 24-2 lead against South Florida and cruised to an 81-63 win in Columbia. USF was overwhelmed from the beginning and were never in the game. South Carolina led 53-22 at halftime and stretched it to 61-25 on a three-pointer by Michael Carrera. If there was a bright spot or the Bulls, it was a 12-0 run in the second half that cut a 33-point deficit to…

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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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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 round-up: No. 1 goes down

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A major upset rocked college basketball on Saturday as top-ranked North Carolina went down to defeat. Florida, Florida State and Central Florida posted victories, while USF is still searching for their first win. Florida Atlantic, Florida International and Florida Gulf Coast all posted victories. Northern Iowa 71, No. 1 North Carolina 67 College basketball will have a new No. 1 team next week following the shocking defeat of top-ranked North Carolina. The Tar Heels were ambushed by the Northern Iowa…

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