In the immediate wake of USF’s stunning overtime victory Wednesday against Stony Brook, sports-information officials couldn’t immediately confirm whether the Bulls’ comeback from a 25-point deficit was the largest in school history.
We now know it is.
In fact, it’s tied for the 15th-biggest comeback in NCAA men’s hoops history, according to the governing body’s official site.
Veteran local reporter Joey Johnston, analyst for Bulls radio broadcasts, actually indicated the comeback was a school record on Wednesday night’s broadcast. Since a list of the program’s largest comebacks doesn’t exist in the USF media guide, school officials were hesitant to confirm it right away.
Incidentally, USF also is a part of a comeback tied for 10th-biggest ever, albeit in a less-fortunate circumstance. The Bulls led Virginia Commonwealth by 26 midway through the second half on Feb. 20, 1993, but lost, 95-91, in overtime.