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Season in review: Four observations on USF hoops

The USF Bulls' 2019-20 basketball season is over. What did we learn? And what questions are left unanswered?

BullsInsider.com basketball analyst Russ Wood offers four observations.

Zack Dawson, Mark Calleja, Xavier Castañeda (1), Antun Maričević, Rashun Williams, B.J. Mack and assistant coach Tom Herrion at FedEx Forum in Memphis.
Zack Dawson, Mark Calleja, Xavier Castañeda (1), Antun Maričević, Rashun Williams, B.J. Mack and assistant coach Tom Herrion at FedEx Forum in Memphis. (Photo by: Justin Ford - USA TODAY Sports)

One injury changed everything

After a 24-win season, the most in program history, a 2019 College Basketball Invitational championship plus returning 92.4 percent of its scoring and 94.6 percent of its rebounding fan expectations for the Bulls this season were rightfully high.

Then on November 4, with slightly less than 33-hours before USF opened the regular season against Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Jay D’Abramo, USF Associate Director of Communications for men’s basketball, emailed a press release to credentialed media members with the subject line: Alexis Yetna to Miss 2019-20 Season with Injury.


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