1991-92 USF TIMELINE
Here are some of the memorable moments from the University of South Florida's 1991-92 men's basketball season, when the Bulls last reached the NCAA tournament.
Dec. 20, 1991 – Five days after beating Florida in Gainesville, Bulls defeat Florida State, 92-88, before 10,411 Sun Dome fans. FSU, featuring four eventual NBA first-round draft picks, reaches the NCAA tournament's Sweet 16.
Dec. 30, 1991 – Two days after upsetting No. 23-ranked Iowa, 85-78, Bulls receive a program-record 58 votes in the Associated Press poll to finish four spots out of the top 25.
Feb. 8, 1992 – USF, without injured point guard Radenko Dobras, hits the wall in an 87-63 loss at Southern Miss. The Bulls, 12-8 overall and watching NCAA tournament hopes fade, are amid a 2-6 midseason slump that began with Dobras' ankle injury on Jan. 11.
Feb. 24, 1992 – USF upsets No. 15-ranked Tulane, 81-76, on the eve of Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Bobby Russell's 3-pointer with nine seconds remaining breaks a tie, then Radenko Dobras tacks on two free throws. It's the high point in a seven-game winning streak to close the regular season.
March 13, 1992 – USF falls to Southern Miss, 92-87, in a double-overtime quarterfinal at the Metro Conference tournament in Louisville, Ky. The Bulls head home thinking they are relegated to the National Invitation Tournament.
March 15, 1992 – USF receives an NCAA tournament at-large bid. The Bulls, a No. 11 seed in the West Region, face No. 6 Georgetown in Boise, Idaho.
March 19, 1992 – USF, trailing by three points with 4:11 remaining, fades down the stretch and falls in the NCAA tournament's first round to Georgetown, 75-60. Hoyas center Alonzo Mourning produces 21 points, 11 rebounds and six blocked shots. The Bulls finish 19-10.