Mustangs sprint past USF in regular season finale

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TAMPA ‘ For the first time in more than a half-decade, USF found itself playing a regular season finale with real significance. Which explains why defeat had a real sting to it.

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In one of their most sluggish efforts of the season, the Bulls (19-12, 8-10 AAC) struggled against SMU’s 2-3 zone and watched the Mustangs (14-16, 6-12) flourish in transition in a 77-71 loss before a senior day audience of 3,548.

‘I’m a competitive guy,’ second-year Bulls coach Brian Gregory said. ‘I’m ticked off right now because we didn’t perform well, and we have all year long.’

The loss relegated the Bulls, who were seeking only the fifth 20-win season in program history, to the No. 8 seed in this week’s American Athletic Conference tournament in Memphis. USF, which has dropped six of its last seven league games, opens against No. 9 Connecticut at 1 p.m. Thursday.

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  • Publisher: Tampa Bay Times
  • Date: 2019-03-10T19:28:00Z-04
  • Author: Joey Knight
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