USF 70 Villanova 69

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    USF 70 Villanova 69

    Down by 16 at the half, the Bulls hold Nova to zero field goals in the final 8 minutes to comeback. Anthony Crater scores on, what looks like, an uncontested layup with 5.1 seconds left and Nova fails to convert to seal it for USF.

    This season has been nuts.

    Next up UC.
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    Good luck to your guys tomorrow Swampy. Should be a good one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gametime View Post
    Good luck to your guys tomorrow Swampy. Should be a good one...
    It should, for maybe 2 thirds of the game, then the Cats should pull away like most others have late in the season. I think this win had more to do with Nova going down, than USF coming up.

    Don't get me wrong, I was excited tonight and I will be watching in my lucky "Go Green" game shirt tomorrow night, but lets face facts. UC is much better than they were when the 2 teams met in January in Fifth Third. The Bulls not so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swamprat View Post
    It should, for maybe 2 thirds of the game, then the Cats should pull away like most others have late in the season. I think this win had more to do with Nova going down, than USF coming up.

    Don't get me wrong, I was excited tonight and I will be watching in my lucky "Go Green" game shirt tomorrow night, but lets face facts. UC is much better than they were when the 2 teams met in January in Fifth Third. The Bulls not so much.
    All valid points, but one thing UC has really had trouble with is coming out focused against a team they have already beat. Will come down to UC forcing turnovers and how Gus and Famous do in causing foul trouble on the UC bigs...

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    It was a very entertaining game to watch. I have felt all year that USF has some talent. They can be a scary matchup, but I look for UC to easily dump them.

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    Nova gets more pitiful by the game. I think they said on tv that they have lost their last 5 and 10 out of the last 15.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NHS BIG DADDY View Post
    Nova gets more pitiful by the game. I think they said on tv that they have lost their last 5 and 10 out of the last 15.

    Since January 17th, they've had only five wins. Going 5 and 10 in that stretch.

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    Has Nova played their way from NCAA Tournament lock to bubble team?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    Has Nova played their way from NCAA Tournament lock to bubble team?
    No, they're in the Big East...... Didn't you get the memo...

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    As for the game it was EXCELLENT to watch and I have to give those USF fella's alot of credit they played their butts off. As for the the final offensive play by USF, they went with a high screen to either drive to the basket or kick it out, unfortunately for Villanova their PG/SG saw the pick and tried to prepare for it, USF's guy saw/seized the opportunity and that was the game.

    Really was a fun game to watchm I had no dog in this fight.

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    I am not for sure on the dates on this stat, but ESPN said after highlights on this game on SportsCenter that Nova will be the only team since ? that has made the tourney losing their last 5 games. Did anyone else hear this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Slick View Post
    I am not for sure on the dates on this stat, but ESPN said after highlights on this game on SportsCenter that Nova will be the only team since ? that has made the tourney losing their last 5 games. Did anyone else hear this?
    Yea I heard it I thought they said that Nova would be the first team to lose its last five games and still get in the tournament.

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