Scores

Final

South Florida 77

(4-2, 1-1 away)

Stetson 52

(0-7, 0-2 A-Sun)

    7:00 PM ET, December 6, 2005

    Edmunds Center, Deland, Florida

    1 2 T
    USF 41 3677
    STET 23 2952

    Top Performers

    South Florida: M. Buckley 19 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Stetson: G. McMillen 8 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    South Florida 77, Stetson 52

    DELAND, Fla. (AP) -- James Holmes scored 21 points and Melvin Buckley added 19 to lead South Florida past Stetson 77-52 on Tuesday night.

    South Florida (4-2) beat Stetson (0-7) for the ninth straight time in a series the Bulls now lead 15-7. The Hatters were playing at home for the first time this season.

    Stetson trailed 41-23 at halftime, but cut South Florida's lead to seven points in a 13-2 run in the opening minutes of the second half. McMillen led run with two 3-pointers and a layup.

    But South Florida came back with a 15-4 run anchored by two thunderous dunks from Solomon Jones to turn back Stetson's brief charge.

    Holmes went 8-for-15 from the floor, while backcourt teammate Buckley, a transfer from Purdue, went 8-for-11. Jones added 15 points and six of South Florida's 12 blocks.

    McHugh Mattis led a 37-22 Bulls advantage on the boards with 10 rebounds, and added five blocks and eight points.

    Will Holloman was the only Hatter in double figures with 11 points.

    The Bulls dominated on both ends of the floor in the first half, connecting on 15 of 29 shots on offense and blocking 10 Stetson shots in the first 20 minutes.

    Buckley scored 17 points in the first half, converting three 3-point shots.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    USF
    STET
    Points 77 52
    FG Made-Attempted 29-53 (.547) 18-51 (.353)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-13 (.615) 8-15 (.533)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-12 (.917) 8-13 (.615)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 25 0

    2005-06 Season

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