I think deep down we were still holding out a little hope that maybe USF men’s basketball could redeem itself this year. Maybe they weren’t as terrible as we feared they would be back in November. Maybe they’d be a pleasant surprise.
That was before Tuesday night when C.’s Matt Williams hit the Bulls for 38 points, blowing away his previous career high of 23. It the most points any opposing player has scored in a game since USF started keeping track of opponent records in 2002. Williams also hit 11 three-pointers*, which set new school and American Athletic Conference records. The Bulls trailed for all but the first 40 seconds of the game and lost 86-64. It was horrible.
* He attempted 21, which how the hell does that happen? How do you not just triple team him or front him or foul him or do whatever you have to do to stop him shooting another three?
The feeling among the staff today was surly...
...and then desperate.
The @StampedeSBN Slack Channel staff has voted and decided. It's time.— The Daily Stampede (@StampedeSBN) January 18, 2017
Bring back @SethOnHoops #GreenieAndGold #USF pic.twitter.com/Xf4UjKYSUr
It’s over, everyone. USF basketball made us submit. Let’s just get this season over with.