Villanova vs South Florida

South Florida 65, Villanova 51

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Hugh Robertson and Victor Rudd Jr. scored 14 points each as South Florida beat Villanova 65-51 on Wednesday night.

South Florida (16-10, 9-4 Big East) matched its highest victory total in conference play. The Bulls had a conference record of 9-9 during the 2009-10 season, and had just three Big East wins and 10 victories overall last season.

South Florida also got 10 points apiece from Anthony Collins and Jawanza Poland.

Maurice Sutton had 10 points for Villanova (11-14, 4-9). The Wildcats played without leading scorer Maalik Wayns (averaging 17.8 points a game) due to a sprained left knee.

Villanova, which had seven days off since beating Providence 74-72 on Feb. 7, started a stretch of three games in six days.

Robertson's slam on a fastbreak and his two free throws during a 10-2 run helped put South Florida ahead 33-25 7 minutes into the second half.

Collins hit four free throws, with two coming after a technical was called on the Villanova bench, that extended the South Florida advantage to 37-27 with 12 minutes left.

The Bulls took a 44-31 lead on Poland's long-range jumper, and a 3-pointer from Rudd Jr. made it 59-39 late in the second half.

Dominic Cheek had five points, including a 3-pointer, as Villanova took an early 10-5 lead. After South Florida tied it at 20-all on Poland's layup, neither team scored again over the final four minutes of the first half.

Villanova freshman forward JayVaughn Pinkston, coming off a 28-point, 14-rebound performance against Providence, had just eight points. He made 1 of 13 shots.

South Florida also won the other meeting between the teams this season, 74-57 at Villanova on Jan. 5.

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Villanova Wildcats
J. Pinkston, F331-135-65148
M. Yarou, F222-60-06044
T. Johnson, G381-62-24414
D. Cheek, G303-70-11207
J. Bell, G170-22-22132
D. Hilliard212-52-21127
M. Sutton173-64-650110
A. Yacoubou130-30-03010
M. Kennedy94-50-02039
Totals 16-5315-193091951
 30.2%78.9% 
South Florida Bulls
R. Anderson Jr., F302-30-010144
A. Gilchrist, F243-90-03047
V. Rudd, F233-47-822214
A. Collins, G342-66-647310
H. Robertson, G326-92-222114
T. Fitzpatrick252-80-04024
J. Poland244-61-241210
S. Noriega50-02-20002
B. Nash30-00-01100
A. Damour00-00-00000
M. McCloskey00-00-00000
Totals 22-4518-2033141865
 48.9%90% 
Big East
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Villanova16-235-54
Xavier14-428-67
Seton Hall12-625-919
Providence10-824-1140
Butler10-822-1156
Creighton9-920-15100
Marquette8-1020-13110
Georgetown7-1115-18106
DePaul3-159-22199
St. Johns1-178-24246

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UAB16-226-783
Middle Tenn.13-525-1078
La. Tech12-623-9122
Old Dominion12-622-13140
Marshall12-617-16128
UTEP10-819-14214
Charlotte9-914-19234
Western Ky.8-1018-16158
FIU7-1113-19270
North Texas7-1112-20295
Rice7-1112-20279
So. Miss5-138-21315
FAU5-138-25300
UT-San Antonio3-155-27347
 
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