Should USF be a Tourney Bubble Team?
By playing a less than top-heavy league schedule — Pittsburgh, Providence and Villanova were the Bulls’ repeat opponents — USF has been able to build up that impressive league record.
Yet by playing an easier schedule and winning just two (Cincinnati and Louisville) against the upper-tier teams, USF hasn’t been able to pad its NCAA résumé.
Which is exactly why the Bulls still loiter on the bubble.
“Twelve wins plus a tournament win in this league and there’s questions,’’ USF coach Stan Heath said. “I don’t know why there should be, but there are. It’s good fuel for us. We continue to use whatever we can to keep us hungry and those are things that motivate us.’’