Terrapins taking home the title
Oklahoma, Kansas, Maryland and Indiana will battle it out Saturday and Monday to find out who is the king of the hill in college basketball. For hoops junkies around the country, this weekend represents the Holy Grail.
Filled with beer, of course.
All the number junkies out there can throw their second-chance points statistics out the window … this will be decided by floor burns, intensity and big-game experience. And the team that combines all three of those elements into a fast-breaking, electric style of play is Maryland.
The Terrapins have the strongest backcourt (Steve Blake and Juan Dixon) of the remaining teams. They will be able to dictate tempo and wear down Kansas in the semifinal and roll past Oklahoma on Monday.
Scratch Oklahoma for Indiana if Tom Coverdale plays significant minutes – the intangibles he brings to the floor are essential for the Hoosiers to make it to the final game.
But regardless of opposition, I’ll take Maryland to avenge last year’s Final Four loss to Duke and win the national championship.
Fear the turtle.
USF gives it away in Memphis 34-33
At the half, a 14-point lead meant USF was on track to win its first conference game in over a calendar year. That energy was kept up even with under five minutes to go when the Bulls were up 33-20. Then USF watched as its lead went from comfortable, to slim, to nonexistent in the […]
Club teams missing competition, friendship due to COVID-19
Under normal circumstances, Grant Nolder, president of the USF flag football team would be preparing for the club’s biggest competition of the year, the Swamp Bowl. The annual tournament, hosted at UF, typically takes place during the fall semester and features some of the best club flag football teams in the country. Winners of the […]
Bulls battle with ECU in OT win
Coach Brian Gregory said Tuesday the Bulls didn’t play complete, 40-minute games in their two losses last week. It’s debatable if they did Wednesday night against East Carolina (11-18, 5-11) at the Yuengling Center, but it was more than enough to put up a 73-68 overtime win. “It’s funny. There were stretches where we played […]
First SG scholarship rewards student leaders
Student Government (SG) launched the first-of-its-kind, merit-based scholarship to students Nov. 5 on USF’s Tampa campus. As a part of Student Body President Britney Deas and Student Body Vice President Travis McCloskey’s platform, Bull S.H.I.F.T., — Success, Health, Innovation, Finance and Tradition — the SG’s Student Leadership Scholarship consists of two merit-based scholarships which will […]
On-campus Jabil institute sparks anticipation from students
A plan drafted on a bar napkin two years ago has now become the USF Jabil Innovation Institute, a multi-million dollar institute combining the College of Engineering and the Muma College of Business. Senior Vice President of Advancement and CEO of the USF Foundation Joel Momberg and Jabil CEO Mark Mondello jotted the idea down […]