The Bulls loaded the bases with two outs in the top of the ninth — and scraped in a run — but UConn  escaped with a 4-2 victory in the second round of the Big East tournament at Brigh House Field in Clearwater.

Ryan Lockwood drove in the RBI in the ninth, his second of the game. However, Peter Brotons grounded out to first to end the game.

With the loss, USF is scheduled to play at 4 p.m. in an elimination contest against West Virginia.

It has started raining and lightning, though, so the following games could be delayed.

We’ll come back on with a full recap soon from correspondent Phil Neary.