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South Florida: From Ugly to Unbelievable

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Gave up, did you?

Went to bed, did you?

Decided it was just too ugly to suffer through, did you?

Well, good morning. And lift your coffee cup to toast the Bulls, still alive and still dreaming.

They won again, and now they are one victory away from a journey to the Sweet 16.

This one defied belief. This one challenged faith. This one ruined eyesight. And yet, the Bulls found a way to win again, 58-44 over fifth-seeded Temple. After one of the ugliest first halves in the history of college basketball, after a half in which it seemed as if Robert McCullum had resumed control of the USF program, after a half in which it looked as if it would soon be time to turn out the lights on the season, the Bulls won.

Somehow.

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