MU rallies from 16 down to beat USF, 59-58

TAMPA, Fla. -- Jae Crowder scored 16 pts to lead a furious rally to overcame a 16-point second-half deficit to rally in the final 14 minutes for a 59-58 victory at South Florida. MU went on a 26-9 run to go ahead 59-55 with 1:24 left. MU finished the game missing its last 7 FTs in the final minutes going 7for 19 FTA in the game.The Golden Eagles (15-9, 6-5 Big East) were helped off the bench

by Jimmy Butler [12 pts]who was held out of the starting lineup after suffering a concussion on Saturday at practice.

Buzz Williams said in the radio post game show with Homer and Mac on AM 540 ESPN…."As poorly as we played…I don't know how you can explain us down by 16 two times tonite…it is energy by our crew….then again, how can you explain Louisville?

[Butler…injury]…it was not a full fledge concussion like it was from a hard fall…I did a lot of studying [NFL] was a hard fall that just jarred him at Sat practice at noon…he did nothing until shooting at practice…he went live today for the first time..'

[what about the helter skelter style that brought you back from 16?] "I thought that at was the same…we had to turn it into scrambled eggs…paint touch every time…maybe we should play that way all the time…we missed lay ups…down 10-1 in rebs…you had no other choice but to run guys in and out…every 2 min…I don't want to do it but I will if it gives us a win…16 or our 21 baskets were assisted..paint touch more than normal…maybe we should just play wild… They have good big and athletic players…they have length and size as much as anyone in league..we did not move the ball side top side…early on we had no offensive rebounds off the glass…

[1.8sec…foul by Crowder…was it intentional?]…"Yes..if you are in the single bonus and you are up 3 length of ct and foul it…I have studied it and the differential is 51%- 49%...they were not in double bonus…puts pressure on them …have to make and miss…

"I don't know how to describe it…unbelievably positive that we won…must do it together…every possession is monumental

"After UL where I did a bad job…it could have happened tonite.[but it did not

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