Neither team has looked impressive tonight, but the Bulls have squandered countless opportunities to put this game away. Poor shooting — from the field and free-throw line — and turnovers have let the Mustangs, who have also been doing everything in their power to lose tonight, stick around.

It’s 53-39 with just under four minutes to play, as Jesus Verdejo just hit a huge three-pointer before the final officials timeout.

Bad news for USF, as Alex Rivas, who had offseason surgery on both legs, was slow getting off the floor and is in obvious pain. Coach Stan Heath said he was still trying to get back into playing shape earlier this week, so he may just be sore. He walked back to the bench with an obvious limp, so we’ll keep an eye on that.