If you're reading this, you were probably there. One of the thousands who made it downtown to see the Bulls in what was named "The Biggest Game in 20 Years". And you witnessed a good basketball game with some of the worst officiating in basketball history (And USF fans are definitely not the only ones who think that). USF came up a few baskets short and eventually dropped their season finale, their first home loss since losing to Connecticut by three in their Big East opener. Not too bad. After coming off a big win at Louisville, one would probably think USF was in solid shape to make the NCAA Championship Tournament. Now, some are not so sure.
But I'm remaining optimistic. I still think the Bulls are going to make it. In late January, I posted an article to The Bull Rush saying that USF could end up with very favorable seeding in the Big East tournament if they don't get a double bye. I chose the 6 seed as the best shot at a run in the Big East tournament, simply because they'd get a beatable first game and go into the bottom half of the double-bye seeds. And they'd not have to play against the #1 seed until the championship, no matter what. Luckily enough, USF did end up grabbing the #6 seed for the Big East tournament. They'll play against the winner of the Rutgers-Villanova first round matchup. Both teams that USF has handled (Villanova twice).
I'm not saying USF is going to shock the world and win the Big East tournament. I do think that they just need that one second round win (By the way, it's on Wednesday night at 9:00 PM), and they'll have enough to boost themselves into the tournament. I'm not on the selection committee, though, so there's going to be plenty to watch on Selection Sunday next weekend. And Wichita State losing in their conference championship game is definitely not a good thing.
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