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The USF Alumni Game For B.B. Waldon Was Fantastic

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A great event all to benefit the recovering Waldon family.

Last Saturday's USF Alumni Basketball Game was a lot of fun for everyone involved, and a fantastic way for people to come together in support of a former Bull. Here's some videos, pics and tweets about a great event, and one many people we spoke with said they hope becomes an annual tradition.

You can also continue to help B.B. during his recovery at this go GoFundMe link.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Team Green Roster: (1) Reggie Kohn, (3) Cedric Smith, (4) Wil McDonald, (5) Marlon Bryant, (7) Joe Flock, (12) Terrance Leather.</p>&mdash; USF Men&#39;s Basketball (@USFMBB) <a href="https://twitter.com/USFMBB/status/627554372755566592">August 1, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Team Gold Roster: (1) Haven Jackson, (3) Anddrikk Frazier, (6) Artha Reeves, (11) Altron Jackson, (12) Raheim Brown. Subject to change.</p>&mdash; USF Men&#39;s Basketball (@USFMBB) <a href="https://twitter.com/USFMBB/status/627555511014150144">August 1, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Here's what the play looked like: yeah, it was sloppy. This clip has Ced Smith making a nice 3... and then a heat check brick for the ages the next possession.

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To their credit, guys were going as hard as their aging bodies would allow. I said hi to Anddrikk Frazier at halftime, and he was sweating like he just finished the toughest spin class of his life.

It also didn't stop them from trying. Though we couldn't get a "zipper" or "wheel" out of the former Bulls coach, we did get an attempt at a set for Radenko Dobras (who often looked like the best player on the court despite being a member of the 1992 USF NCAA Team).

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">.<a href="https://twitter.com/SethOnHoops">@SethOnHoops</a> draws it up in the huddle down 9 3:30 left <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/HelpBB?src=hash">#HelpBB</a> <a href="http://t.co/vjMhG1TzER">pic.twitter.com/vjMhG1TzER</a></p>&mdash; Collin Sherwin (@USFCollin) <a href="https://twitter.com/USFCollin/status/627571300454801408">August 1, 2015</a></blockquote>

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After a dramatic Willis Reed-type appearance by Chucky Atkins for the Green Team about midway through the second half, they began to pull away again having seen their nine point halftime lead erased. A Reggie Kohn buzzer beater from 25 feet ended it, giving the Green Team a 76-69 victory.

Afterwards we talked to former Bulls coach Seth Greenberg about B.B., his involvement in helping his recovery, as well as the terrific auction items he's added through his work at ESPN for the cause. Soon you'll be able to bid on a VIP package and attend the ESPN College Game Day of your choice for both football and basketball, with all the proceeds benefitting B.B. and his family.

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We also caught up with Reggie Kohn, who chatted about his relationship with B.B. (they started playing AAU together when they were 12 years old), and what he's doing now. We also mention the 25-foot bomb at the buzzer at the end of the game that sent flashbacks to everyone that remembered him doing it so often on that same floor during his USF career.

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Finally B.B. himself spoke to the crowd afterwards to say thank you to everyone, and tell us where he is in his recovery. The first few seconds are tough to hear, but I think we were all stunned when he said he was told that "95 percent, who have been in that type of accident, don't survive." You can see how much this meant to him and his wife Kelly, standing by his side throughout the video.

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We'll let you know when the rest of the auction items are made available online, and any other things happening to support B.B., his wife Kelly, and their four children.