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Bulls’ season down to a final gasp

USF leading scorer Geno Thorpe will try to help lead the Bulls to an upset over sixth seeded UConn in the AAC tournament on Thursday.
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USF men’s basketball faces a tall task when it travels to Connecticut to play sixth seeded UConn in the opening round of the AAC tournament on Thursday.

Just as the women’s basketball team was just bounced in the championship game for the third straight season, the men’s team is heavily favored to put an end to the Bulls’ 2016-17 season. 

To say USF has a long shot of winning the tournament is an understatement. 

According to TeamRankings.com, the Bulls have less than a one percent chance (.052) of just making the semifinal game of the tournament, let alone winning. 

Though USF (7-22, 1-17) enters this year’s tournament with as low of expectations as possible, it may be the last game in uniform for several current Bulls. 

Depending on which way athletic director Mark Harlan chooses to go in hiring the next face of USF men’s basketball, it will likely be met with bountiful transfer requests. 

USF played the Huskies twice this regular season and were in contention in the first half, but struggled badly in the final twenty minutes. The Bulls lost the first contest by 21, and the second by 46. 

Though the Huskies are coming off a four-game losing streak, it’s shadowed by the Bulls’ one win in their past 18 games. 

The 11th seeded Bull will try for a third time to defeat sixth seeded UConn on Thursday night at 8. The game can be seen on ESPNews.