USF finally ran out of chances.

With their back against the wall, the Bulls were swept by Louisville after a 12-1 smack down in the series finale Friday night, giving the Cardinals the outright Big East regular season title.

All USF needed was one win out of three in the series to be crowned champions — and claim the top seed in next week’s Big East tournament, which begins Tuesday in Clearwater.

The Bulls will play Tuesday at 8 p.m.

The Cardinals roughed up Teddy Kaufman, who only pitched 1/3 of an inning, giving up four earned runs on four hits. Louisville had 14 hits and got a strong outing from starter Bob Revesz, who pitched seven innings.

For a full recap of this weekend and a full preview of next week, see Monday’s Oracle!

-K.K.

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