Rutgers vs South Florida

South Florida 67, Rutgers 65

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Anthony Collins had a key three-point play, Ron Anderson Jr. scored 15 points and South Florida beat Rutgers 67-65 on Sunday.

Collins, who scored on a layup, was fouled on the play, and made the ensuing free throw to make it 67-65 with 12.7 seconds remaining. He finished with seven points and 10 assists.

It was the first Big East Conference win for South Florida (8-7, 1-1), which had opened league play on Wednesday, losing 60-57 to No. 9 Connecticut.

The Bulls rallied in the final minute after Rutgers took a one point lead. After South Florida got a 3-pointer from Shaun Noriega, Eli Carter scored in the lane to give Rutgers a 63-62 lead with 1:24 left.

Carter had 23 points for Rutgers (8-6, 0-1), which was coming off an 85-83 double overtime win over No. 10 Florida on Thursday night. He missed a potential game-tying jumper in the final seconds.

Carter had a career-high 31 points in the victory over Florida. Rutgers dropped to 2-15 in Big East openers.

Rutgers started the game off slow, missing its first eight shots, falling behind 6-0. Carter stopped the dry spell on a 3 with 15 minutes remaining in the first half.

Augustus Gilchrist scored eight points to pace South Florida to a 29-22 halftime lead. The Bulls, keyed by Noriega's long-range jumper, scored the first half's final seven points. South Florida made just 4 of 9 free-throw attempts during the opening 20 minutes. Rutgers converted its two chances.

The Scarlet Knights opened the second half on a 7-2 run as Gilvydas Biruta scored four points and Carter connected for a 3 to get Rutgers within 31-29.

Anderson's 3-point play put South Florida ahead 45-40 midway through the second half.

Carter made a layup and added a free throw to get the Scarlet Knights even at 55-all with 5 1/2 minutes remaining.

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South Florida (8-7) «293867

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Rutgers Scarlet Knights
G. Biruta, F264-102-241410
A. Johnson, F111-30-01022
E. Carter, G339-181-112223
D. Miller, G291-31-14133
J. Seagears, G220-31-23131
M. Mack275-82-213014
M. Poole201-30-02302
D. Randall204-52-350410
M. Kone70-10-01000
K. Jack50-00-00000
Totals 25-549-1128111865
 46.3%81.8% 
South Florida Bulls
A. Gilchrist, F343-94-491010
T. Fitzpatrick, F131-20-05133
A. Collins, G343-61-111017
H. Robertson, G286-90-022012
S. Noriega, G172-30-00126
R. Anderson Jr.317-81-661215
J. Poland212-82-23216
V. Rudd142-50-01205
B. Nash81-20-00113
Totals 27-528-1331211067
 51.9%61.5% 
Big Ten
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Purdue14-427-819
Wisconsin12-627-1036
Maryland12-624-934
Minnesota11-724-1020
Michigan10-826-1225
Northwestern10-824-1251
Michigan St.10-820-1550
Iowa10-819-1581
Illinois8-1020-1564
Indiana7-1018-1679
Ohio St.7-1117-1590
Penn St.6-1215-18101
Nebraska6-1212-19108
Rutgers3-1515-18172

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.17-131-535
La. Tech14-423-10117
Old Dominion12-619-12136
UTEP12-615-17222
Rice11-723-12168
Marshall10-820-15112
UAB9-917-16198
Western Ky.9-915-17226
UT-San Antonio8-1014-19264
Charlotte7-1113-17243
FAU6-1210-20282
So. Miss6-129-22331
FIU3-157-24337
North Texas2-168-22339
 
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