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South Florida Wins First Regular Season Conference Title in Program History

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The No. 25 ranked University of South Florida men’s basketball team is headed back to Tampa as the American Athletic Conference regular season champions. It is the first time in program history that the Bulls have won a conference regular season title. Chris Youngblood led the Bulls with 17 points as South Florida defeated Charlotte 76-61 on Saturday.

With the win, USF moved to 22-5 overall and 15-1 in AAC play, while CLT moved to 17-11 overall and 11-5 in conference games. The 14-game winning streak is the second-longest active streak in the NCAA.
The Bulls extended their winning streak to 14 conference games, extending the longest streak in program history. The 15 wins in conference play are the most in program history. The 14-game winning streak is the longest winning streak in program history.

The 49ers opened the game on a 6-2 run, but the Bulls answered with a 10-5 run and tied it at 12-12 at the first media timeout. South Florida outscored Charlotte 4-2 over the next three minutes of play and extended its lead to 16-14.

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