Cleveland State vs South Florida

South Florida 70, Cleveland St. 55


TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Jawanza Poland scored 13 points in his season debut, leading South Florida to a 70-55 victory over Cleveland State on Monday night.

Augustus Gilchrist added 12 points and Ron Anderson Jr. and Anthony Collins chipped in 11 each for USF (7-5).

Poland scored all of his points in the second half. The junior guard missed nine games recovering from a back injury before serving a two-game suspension for playing in an unsanctioned summer league.

"Once Jawanza gets going, he's like that heater in the basement," Bulls coach Stan Heath said. "He gets hot and starts throwing steam out."

Tim Kamczyc paced Cleveland State (10-2) with 14 points, Trevon Harmon added 11 and Anton Grady 10 for the Vikings, who came in undefeated in six road games.

"We didn't come ready to play today, and I didn't feel the passion we normally bring on the road," Cleveland State coach Gary Waters said. "I think that's a key for us. It wasn't our day today."

The Bulls trailed 19-13 midway through the first half, and held the Vikings without a point for the next nine minutes. USF went on a 10-0 run until Anton Grady's dunk put Cleveland State back on the scoreboard.

USF led 25-21 at halftime despite 35.7 percent shooting (10 of 28).

The Bulls hit 65 percent of their shots after the break (13 of 20) in what Heath deemed their best second-half performance of the season.

"I thought the zone really took them out of rhythm and made them stand around a little bit longer," Heath said.

Gilchrist finished three points shy of 1,000 for his career. The senior forward missed all six of his attempts from the floor in the first half and finished 3 of 12 overall.

"In the first half, he was strictly hovering around the perimeter, taking jumping shots and they weren't falling," Heath said.

Gilchrist and Poland scored all but five points in an 18-6 run that put the Bulls ahead 43-33.

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Cleveland State Vikings
D. Brown, F383-122-27329
T. Kamczyc, F286-90-171114
A. Pogue, C161-52-32044
J. Montgomery, G243-130-02347
T. Harmon, G234-110-041511
A. Grady245-50-090210
C. Lee160-30-01410
S. Douglas140-10-02010
L. Ndaye90-10-02000
I. Nwamu50-20-00000
D. Long30-10-00000
Totals 22-634-637122055
South Florida Bulls
A. Gilchrist, F303-125-681012
R. Anderson Jr., F285-81-173111
A. Collins, G322-37-836111
H. Robertson, G203-50-12126
S. Noriega, G100-22-20012
J. Poland274-72-251113
V. Rudd211-30-00122
T. Fitzpatrick204-50-06109
B. Nash121-32-21204
Totals 23-4819-223416870
Horizon League
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Wright St.7-015-569
N. Kentucky6-113-6104
Youngstown St.3-45-15322
Green Bay3-68-14341
Clev. St.2-55-15332

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Western Ky.6-014-534
Old Dominion5-114-499
Middle Tenn.5-113-535
North Texas3-310-9193
So. Miss3-410-10210
UT-San Antonio2-49-10282
La. Tech2-511-9138
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Indiana 107
NCGN 63 Final
MS Val St 54 Final
Florida 82
NICS 49 Final
NC 99
PQ 54 Final
Baylor 95
CORN 60 Final
Illinois 64
CREI 83 Final
Tulsa 64
UMKC 54 Final
Mich St 89
DAVID 80 Final
Kansas 74
MU 59 Final
LSU 67
ULM 63 Final