Connecticut vs South Florida

South Florida 65, UConn 51

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Martino Brock scored 18 points, Victor Rudd had 17, and South Florida beat Connecticut 65-51 on Wednesday night.

Zach LeDay added 11 points for the Bulls (12-17, 3-14 Big East), who have won two straight following a 10-game losing streak.

Connecticut (19-10, 9-8) got 23 points from DeAndre Daniels. Huskies junior guard Shabazz Napier, averaging 17.6 points in conference games, missed his second consecutive game due to a foot injury.

Brock had three baskets and Toarlyn Fitzpatrick made a long-range jumper during an 11-2 surge that gave South Florida a 39-34 lead 5 minutes into the second half. Brock's layup, a 3-pointer by Rudd and a free throw from LeDay made it 47-36 with 10:10 left.

Brock converted a fast-break layup to put the Bulls ahead 53-38. Consecutive slams by Rudd made it 61-44 with 4:07 remaining.

The Huskies took their first lead of the game, at 30-28, on second-half opening baskets by R.J. Evans and Daniels.

Brock had six points to help South Florida take a 28-26 halftime lead.

Fitzpatrick made a 3 and Anthony Collins had a layup as South Florida opened the game with a 9-2 run. Javontae Hawkins' basket extended the Bulls' advantage to 21-13 midway through the half.

The Huskies got within 25-24 with 5 minutes to go on a basket and 3-pointer by Daniels, who had 15 first-half points. Connecticut had a chance to tie it in the final minute of the half, but Omar Calhoun missed a wide-open dunk.

Connecticut, behind 24 points by Napier, won the other meeting between the teams this season, 69-64 in overtime on Feb 3.

Connecticut won their other meeting this season, 69-64 in overtime on Feb 3.

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T. Olander, F181-30-05112
R. Boatright, G393-134-422111
O. Calhoun, G321-140-03313
R. Evans, G325-90-450410
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B. Allen130-00-11020
L. Tolksdorf20-00-00000
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V. Rudd, F397-182-2111317
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A. Collins, G362-60-041224
J. Poland, G151-30-22003
Z. LeDay304-102-462111
J. Hawkins51-10-00002
K. White40-00-01010
M. McCloskey31-20-00012
M. Dakkak00-00-00000
J. Omogbehin00-00-00000
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