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Dead Cat Bounce GameThread - USF Basketball vs. SMU (5:00 p.m. ET)

Why the hell not.

USF guard Jake Bodway. He's still on the team, right?
USF guard Jake Bodway. He's still on the team, right?
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WHO: South Florida Bulls (um hang on, let me look this up... 6-7, 0-2 American) vs. SMU Mustangs (13-3, 3-0 American)
WHEN: 5:00 p.m. EST
WHERE: Moody Coliseum, Dallas
WHY: Because they'd kick us out of the league if we just decided not to show up

From Wikipedia:

A dead cat bounce is a small, brief recovery in the price of a declining stock. Derived from the idea that "even a dead cat will bounce if it falls from a great height", the phrase, which originated on Wall Street, is also popularly applied to any case where a subject experiences a brief resurgence during or following a severe decline.

We've talked about dead cat bounces happening after college football teams fire their coaches midseason. There seems to be some evidence to support the theory. Today we'll see if that theory applies to college basketball, and specifically to this USF team. Probably not. But maybe!