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Bracketology looking better for Bulls

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March

The way ESPN's foremost women's bracketologist sees it, USF has played its way out of that unenviable 8- and 9-seed NCAA Tournament matchup.

Hours after the Bulls' convincing 64-46 conquest of third-seeded Temple in Sunday's American Athletic Conference Tournament semifinals, Creme moved them up a seed -- to seventh -- in his latest projections. For now, Creme has USF (23-8) facing No. 10-seeded Georgia in a first-round game in Austin, Texas.

In a less-detailed bracket (no sites or regions listed), collegesportsmadness.com has USF as a 6-seed, facing James Madison in the opening round.

Could that seed outlook improve even more with another valiant effort in tonight's AAC final against Connecticut? Creme suggested as much to the Tampa Bay Times last week, a few days after the Bulls became the first team all year to lead UConn at halftime in an eventual 79-59 Huskies win in Storrs.

"South Florida's probably not gonna win their conference tournament," he said. "But...if they get to the final and they play well, yeah, I think they would elevate their seed."

[Last modified: Monday, March 7, 2016 1:06pm]

    

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