TAMPA, Fla. -- Alex Ruoff scored all but three of his 16 points in the second half and West Virginia defeated South Florida 64-50 on Sunday.
South Florida didn't hit a second-half shot from the floor until Howard drove the baseline for a layup with 14:39 left. By then, West Virginia took control with a 12-1 run that gave them a 40-28 lead. The Mountaineers eventually led by as many as 15.
Bryant had nine points during a first half that included seven lead changes, helping the Mountaineers take a 30-27 advantage into the break.