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DePaul vs South Florida

South Florida 83, DePaul 73

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Toarlyn Fitzpatrick scored 19 points, Anthony Collins and Victor Rudd both added 16 and South Florida stopped a 10-game losing streak by beating DePaul 83-73 Sunday.

Collins had eight consecutive points, including two layups, to put the Bulls ahead 70-62 with 4 1/2 minutes to play. The point guard's in-close basket made it 75-64 2 minutes later.

South Florida (11-17, 2-14 Big East) also got 13 points from Martino Brock.

Cleveland Melvin and Brandon Young both scored 18 points for DePaul (11-18, 2-14). Melvin became the 13th player in school history to reach 1,400 career points.

The teams are tied for last place in the Big East.

The Blue Demons had a 9-0 run, keyed by Charles McKinney's three-point play, to pull even at 56 midway through the second. DePaul took its first lead, 60-58, when Jamee Crockett made two free throws with 8:13 left.

Fitzpatrick connected on three 3-pointers during a 12-4 stretch that gave South Florida a 53-45 lead with 13 minutes to play.

DePaul, which trailed by 11 in the first half, tied it at 37 on Donnavan Kirk's basket 1 minute into the second half.

Rudd had 10 points as South Florida grabbed a 37-33 halftime lead.

The teams started the game by missing 11 combined shots and turning the ball over three times.

Rudd made the first basket of the game, a 3-pointer, with 16:14 left in the opening half. Young got the Blue Demons on the board with a layup on the ensuing possession.

South Florida took a 14-6 advantage on Fitzpatrick's long-range jumper 8 minutes into the game.

After DePaul got within 23-20, South Florida went on a 10-2 run for a 33-22 lead. Rudd ended the surge with his trey with 6 minutes remaining.

A 3 by Crockett cut the DePaul deficit to 35-33.

South Florida has won the last eight games between the teams.

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DePaul Blue Demons
C. Melvin, F338-122-220318
D. Kirk, F312-40-02015
B. Young, G367-84-525218
C. McKinney, G285-63-374313
W. Clahar, G252-90-04624
M. Morgan212-60-02026
J. Crockett202-64-63109
D. McDonald30-10-00100
D. Robertson Jr.30-10-01010
Totals 28-5313-1625171473
 52.8%81.3% 
South Florida Bulls
T. Fitzpatrick, F377-120-082319
A. Collins, G387-122-244416
V. Rudd, G364-106-643116
M. Brock, G336-100-063213
J. Poland, G265-90-010111
Z. LeDay132-44-52228
K. White90-00-00010
J. Hawkins70-00-01010
M. McCloskey10-00-00000
Totals 31-5712-1330141583
 54.4%92.3% 
Big East
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Villanova11-121-33
Xavier9-321-38
Seton Hall7-517-737
Creighton7-516-986
Georgetown7-514-1174
Providence6-618-733
Butler6-617-768
Marquette5-716-9110
DePaul2-108-16149
St. Johns0-127-18209

American Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
SMU9-320-311
Temple8-314-867
UConn7-317-646
Cincinnati8-418-764
Tulsa8-416-863
Houston7-517-7103
Memphis5-614-10118
UCF5-611-11194
E. Carolina2-910-14166
Tulane2-109-16254
So. Florida2-105-20224
 
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