The South Florida Bulls men’s basketball program is relatively young compared to most of their Division-I opponents, only dating back to 1971. Naturally, this translates to South Florida having a less extensive NCAA Tournament history, but the Bulls have still had some good seasons. South Florida is currently a member of the American Conference and they play their home games at the USF Sun Dome on campus in Tampa.
The Bulls won their first ever Sun Belt Conference Tournament in 1990 by beating UNC Charlotte by a score of 81-74 in the championship game. The Sun Belt Conference championship earned South Florida an automatic-bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Bulls were a #15 seed and they were paired up against the #2 seed Arizona Wildcats in the first round. Arizona won that game by score of 79-67. South Florida made their second NCAA Tournament appearance in 1992, another automatic-bid after the Bulls won the Metro Conference Championship. This time, the Bulls were an #11 seed and they were paired up against the #6 seed Georgetown Hoyas. Georgetown won the game by a score of 75-60.
South Florida Bulls Recent NCAA Tourament History
The Bulls last NCAA Tournament appearance came in 2012 when they received an at-large bid to the Midwest Region. The Bulls won the play-in game against the California Golden Bears 65-54 to enter the bracket as the #12 seed. The Bulls played the #5 seed Temple Owls in the second round and won in convincing fashion by the score of 58-44. South Florida played the #13 seed Ohio Bobcats in the third round and lost 62-56.