Scores

Final

Syracuse 78

(16-9, 6-6 Big East)

South Florida 89

(11-14, 2-10 Big East)

    7:00 PM ET, February 13, 2008

    USF Sun Dome, Tampa, Florida

    1 2 T
    SYR 24 5478
    USF 38 5189

    Top Performers

    Syracuse: P. Harris 14 Pts, 6 Reb, 6 Ast, 1 Stl

    South Florida: D. Jones 29 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    South Florida 89, Syracuse 78

    Associated Press

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- -Dominique Jones scored 29 points and Kentrell Gransberry had 23, leading South Florida to an 89-78 victory against Syracuse on Wednesday.

    Jesus Verdejo contributed 19 points and Solomon Bozeman added 10 for South Florida (11-14, 2-10 Big East), which had dropped 10 consecutive games since a 68-45 romp against Rutgers on Jan. 2.

    Jones hit 10 free throws in a row down the stretch to help South Florida withstand a rally by Syracuse (16-9, 6-6) that trimmed a 19-point lead to three with 1:16 remaining. The Bulls were coming off a loss at DePaul in which they blew a 16-point advantage.

    Donte Green scored 17 points and Jonny Flynn, who has played every minute of the past six games, added 16 for Syracuse (16-9, 6-6). Paul Harris had 14 points and Scoop Jardine added 10 for the Orange.

    Syracuse led by one point seven minutes into the game, when South Florida began a 20-1 run for a 32-14 lead. The Orange went nearly 10 minutes during that stretch without a field goal.

    Jones had 17 points at the break with the Bulls ahead 38-24.

    The Orange climbed to within 79-76 on a 3-pointer by Kristof Ongenaet from the left corner with 1:16 remaining.

    The loss was the second straight after three consecutive victories for Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim, who joined Ralph Miller in 19th place on the all-time Division I list at 1,039 games.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SYR
    USF
    Points 78 89
    FG Made-Attempted 30-56 (.536) 28-49 (.571)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-10 (.300) 7-15 (.467)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-24 (.625) 26-32 (.813)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 1 19

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