LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Jawanza Poland scored 16 points and South Florida ruined No. 19 Louisville's senior night with a 58-51 victory Wednesday night that gives the Bulls the signature win they have desperately sought for their NCAA tournament resume.
South Florida (19-11, 12-5 Big East) has won six of seven since a 30-point loss at Georgetown and was considered on the bubble with a game remaining at home against West Virginia on Saturday.
The Cardinals (22-8, 10-7) had won their 10 previous home finales. Their two starting seniors made the biggest contributions with Kyle Kuric and Chris Smith scoring 14 points each.
But the Bulls went 8 of 10 from the free throw line in the final minute to seal the victory.