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USF men 9-7; sorry, no tuition



If you haven't been to a USF basketball game, there's a promotion on the first media timeout where one lucky student gets to take five free throws -- make all five, you get a semester's tuition. Not a bad deal -- though if you figure that an average student is, say, a 40 percent free-throw shooter, that means a random stretch of five attempts is likely to be perfect just once every 97.7 times. (And that doesn't account for the serious pressure Joe Shooter feels when he's made four in a row).

Anyway, guy bricked his first attempt tonight, so the Calvin Murphy Scholarship Fund remains intact for now -- guy does get to take him a free small fry, arguably the worst consolation prize, ever. Who's going to go to McDonald's and not drop $2 on a cup of ice, er, soft drink? I'm counting at least four airballs already tonight, with USF up 9-7 with 14 left in the first half. USF women are down 23-16 late in the first half ...

[Last modified: Thursday, May 27, 2010 11:19am]


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