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Shelton: This is why you can't give up on Bulls



Times columnist Gary Shelton writes about the way Friday night showed why you just can't give up on USF basketball, as the Bulls overcame a horrid-shooting first half to rally for a 58-44 win against fifth-seeded Temple in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

To sum up: The Bulls overcame the Owls, and they overcame themselves, and they overcame an 11-point deficit, and they overcame 11 percent first-half shooting, and they overcame another one of those staggering scoring droughts that has haunted them throughout the season.

This is what they do. For all of their other attributes — the way they defend, the way they rebound, the way they compete — this might be the most important. Along the way, the Bulls can overcome a lot of ugly. A sputtering offense seems to be USF's natural habitat. Other teams might get unnerved when the points are not coming, but USF seems as comfortable as a snake in a bog.

Here's the full column from Shelton. He'll have more on the Bulls on Saturday. ...

[Last modified: Saturday, March 17, 2012 2:45am]


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