On Sunday, the Bulls dreams of heading to their first Sweet Sixteen, ended in a 62-56 loss against the Ohio Bobcats. The Bull, who went only 2-15 from down town, struggle down the stretch and were outmatched by the Bobcat’s stars. The Bobcats were lead by Junior guard, Walter Offutt, who scored 21 points and was 4 for 4 from behind the arch. Offutt was complemented by the Bobcats regular season leading scorer, D. J. Cooper, who accounted for 19 points and 7 assists. On the reverse side of things, the Bulls Freshman Point Guard, Anthony Collins, had a respectable game, contributing 13 points, while shooting 50% from the field. Unfortunately down the stretch, the Bulls chocked on key possessions, while the Bobcats thrived ending the game on a 18-10 run.
Even though South Florida ended their season on a tough note, Bulls fans, player, and alumni will remember one of the greatest basketball season in USF history. The Bulls were picked to finished 14th in the Big East but overcame odds, ending up in a three way tie for 4th, with Georgetown, and Cincinnati. The Bulls season also included their first NCAA Tournament appearance in 20 years and their first tournament wins against California, and Temple.
For more information about the South Florida Bulls Basketball team’s 2011-2012 accomplishments, check out tomorrows post.