Friday, April 5, 2019

VIDEO- Green's inside look behind USF's CBI championship

By: Geno Green
Twitter: @TheGenoGreen

The South Florida Bulls (24-14) led wire-to-wire, but faced adversity before pulling away in the late stages to defeat the DePaul Blue Demons (19-17), 77-65 to capture the Roman College Basketball Invitational championship series, 2-1.

On the verge of going into halftime scoreless in the final 6:15, Laquincy Rideau’s layup as time expired delivered a much-needed jolt for the Bulls to go in up 39-34.

While DePaul kept the game within single digits, USF’s David Collins’ three-pointer on a jumping Devin Gage iced things with 5:47 left to increase its lead to 64-51.

Collins led the way for the Bulls with a team-high 19 points, to go along with eight rebounds and five assists.

DePaul’s Max Strus had a game to forget as the USF defense gave the senior little to no room to work with shooting 2-of-16 from the field. Strus resorted to the free-throw line for 11 of his 16 points in defeat.

Here is my video recap from South Florida’s CBI championship: