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USF Bulls guard David Collins (0) looks to pass during the second half at the Yuengling Center in Tampa, Florida on Sunday, February 10, 2019. OCTAVIO JONES | Times
Published Feb. 11
USF Bulls guard LaQuincy Rideau (3) and East Carolina Pirates guard Isaac Fleming (0) battles for the loose ball during the first half at the Yuengling Center in Tampa, Florida on Sunday, February 10, 2019. OCTAVIO JONES | Times

By Joey Knight: USF fans who invested in the 2018-19 Bulls are getting some of the greatest value in program history. The latest version possesses flair for both the historic and dramatic. Down by 13 in the first half against American Athletic Conference doormat East Carolina, the Bulls rallied for a bizarre 72-68 overtime victory Sunday in the nightcap of a Yuengling Center doubleheader.

USF Bulls forward Antun Maricevic (34) jumps for the rebound during the first half at the Yuengling Center in Tampa, Florida on Sunday, February 10, 2019. OCTAVIO JONES | Times
USF Bulls guard LaQuincy Rideau (3) drives the ball past East Carolina Pirates guard Isaac Fleming (0) during the second half at the Yuengling Center in Tampa, Florida on Sunday, February 10, 2019.
East Carolina Pirates forward Seth LeDay (3) drives the basket past USF Bulls forward Antun Maricevic (34) during the first half at the Yuengling Center in Tampa, Florida on Sunday, February 10, 2019. OCTAVIO JONES | Times
USF Bulls guard Xavier Castaneda (1) drives to the basket during the first half at the Yuengling Center in Tampa, Florida on Sunday, February 10, 2019. OCTAVIO JONES | Times
East Carolina Pirates guard Isaac Fleming (0) drives to the basket for two points past USF Bulls guard David Collins (0) during the first half at the Yuengling Center in Tampa, Florida on Sunday, February 10, 2019. OCTAVIO JONES | Times
East Carolina Pirates guard Tyler Foster (5) celebrates after dunking the ball during the first half at the Yuengling Center in Tampa, Florida on Sunday, February 10, 2019. OCTAVIO JONES | Times
USF Bulls guard Rashun Williams (5) shoots over East Carolina Pirates forward Seth LeDay (3) during the first half at the Yuengling Center in Tampa, Florida on Sunday, February 10, 2019. OCTAVIO JONES | Times
USF Bulls Sun Dolls perform during a timeout in the second half at the Yuengling Center in Tampa, Florida on Sunday, February 10, 2019. OCTAVIO JONES | Times
USF Bulls head coach Brian Gregory talks to USF Bulls guard David Collins (0) during a timeout in the first half at the Yuengling Center in Tampa, Florida on Sunday, February 10, 2019. OCTAVIO JONES | Times
USF Bulls guard David Collins (0) drives to the basket during the first half at the Yuengling Center in Tampa, Florida on Sunday, February 10, 2019. OCTAVIO JONES | Times
East Carolina Pirates guard Isaac Fleming (0) drives to the basket for two points during the first half at the Yuengling Center in Tampa, Florida on Sunday, February 10, 2019. OCTAVIO JONES | Times
USF Bulls guard Xavier Castaneda (1) shoots a 3-pointer during the first half at the Yuengling Center in Tampa, Florida on Sunday, February 10, 2019. OCTAVIO JONES | Times
USF Bulls guard LaQuincy Rideau (3) drives to the basket past East Carolina Pirates guard Isaac Fleming (0) during the second half at the Yuengling Center in Tampa, Florida on Sunday, February 10, 2019. OCTAVIO JONES | Times
USF Bulls forward Mayan Kiir (20) attempts to save a possession by deflecting the ball off East Carolina Pirates guard K.J. Davis (2) during the second half at the Yuengling Center in Tampa, Florida on Sunday, February 10, 2019.
USF Bulls forward Antun Maricevic (34) battles for the rebound with East Carolina Pirates forward Seth LeDay (3) during the second half at the Yuengling Center in Tampa, Florida on Sunday, February 10, 2019. OCTAVIO JONES | Times
East Carolina Pirates guard Isaac Fleming (0), forward Seth LeDay (3) and USF Bulls guard Justin Brown (13) dives for the loose ball during the first half at the Yuengling Center in Tampa, Florida on Sunday, February 10, 2019. OCTAVIO JONES | Times
USF Bulls guard David Collins (0) drives to the basket over East Carolina Pirates guard Tyler Foster (5) during the second half at the Yuengling Center in Tampa, Florida on Sunday, February 10, 2019. OCTAVIO JONES | Times
East Carolina Pirates guard Tyler Foster (5) breaks away for a dunk during the first half at the Yuengling Center in Tampa, Florida on Sunday, February 10, 2019. OCTAVIO JONES | Times
USF Bulls guard David Collins (0) looks to pass during the second half at the Yuengling Center in Tampa, Florida on Sunday, February 10, 2019. OCTAVIO JONES | Times
USF Bulls pep band peforms during the second half at the Yuengling Center in Tampa, Florida on Sunday, February 10, 2019. OCTAVIO JONES | Times
East Carolina Pirates forward Jayden Gardner (1) gets called for block foul on USF Bulls guard LaQuincy Rideau (3) during the first half at the Yuengling Center in Tampa, Florida on Sunday, February 10, 2019. OCTAVIO JONES | Times
East Carolina Pirates guard Isaac Fleming (0) drives to the basket for two points during the first half at the Yuengling Center in Tampa, Florida on Sunday, February 10, 2019. OCTAVIO JONES | Times
USF Bulls guard Justin Brown (13) shoots a 3-pointer during the first half at the Yuengling Center in Tampa, Florida on Sunday, February 10, 2019. OCTAVIO JONES | Times
East Carolina Pirates forward Dimitrije Spasojevic (32) and USF Bulls forward Antun Maricevic (34) battle for the ball during the first half at the Yuengling Center in Tampa, Florida on Sunday, February 10, 2019. OCTAVIO JONES | Times
East Carolina Pirates head coach Joe Dooley reacts to officials call during the first half at the Yuengling Center in Tampa, Florida on Sunday, February 10, 2019. OCTAVIO JONES | Times
East Carolina Pirates forward Seth LeDay (3) misses a dunk during the second half at the Yuengling Center in Tampa, Florida on Sunday, February 10, 2019. OCTAVIO JONES | Times
USF Bulls guard David Collins (0) drives to the basket during the second half at the Yuengling Center in Tampa, Florida on Sunday, February 10, 2019. OCTAVIO JONES | Times
East Carolina Pirates guard Shawn Williams (55) shot is blocked by USF Bulls forward Mayan Kiir (20) during the final minutes of the second half at the Yuengling Center in Tampa, Florida on Sunday, February 10, 2019. OCTAVIO JONES | Times

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