SMU 71

(16-5, 5-3 American)

South Florida 78

(11-10, 2-6 American)

    Coverage: ESPNN/WatchESPN

    7:00 PM ET, January 28, 2014

    USF Sun Dome, Tampa, Florida

    1 2 T
    SMU 29 4271
    USF 30 4878

    Top Performers

    SMU: N. Moore 23 Pts, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    South Florida: C. Perry 18 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    South Florida took care of SMU 78-71

    Associated Press

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Victor Rudd scored 21 points and Chris Perry tied a career high with 18, leading South Florida to a 78-71 victory against Southern Methodist on Tuesday night.

    Corey Allen Jr. also finished with 18 for South Florida (11-10, 2-6, American Athletic Conference), which made its last 15 free throws to seal the victory. Perry, the four-time conference rookie of the week, added a team-high eight rebounds.

    Nic Moore scored 23 points to lead SMU (16-5, 5-3), which was outscored in the paint for the first time this season (38-28). Ben Moore and Markus Kennedy each had 11 points and Nick Russell added 10 for the Mustangs.

    Both teams began slowly with only two field goals apiece midway through the first half. South Florida led 30-29 at the break after five lead changes. There were a dozen more after the intermission.

    Early in the second half, Rudd hit a pair of free throws to tie the game at 35 and become the 18th player in school history to reach the 1,000-point mark.

    The loss for SMU ended a five-game winning streak that began with a 71-54 rout of USF in Dallas. The Mustangs were seeking to go 13 games over .500 for the first time since the 1999-00 season.

    South Florida finished with a 14-2 scoring advantage off the fast break and 27-21 in bench points.

    The Bulls won for only the third time in 11 games, after an 8-2 start, and snapped a four-game home losing streak.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 71 78
    FG Made-Attempted 24-49 (.490) 26-49 (.531)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-13 (.462) 3-10 (.300)
    FT Made-Attempted 17-23 (.739) 23-29 (.793)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 16 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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