Scores

Final

West Virginia 64

(20-9, 9-7 Big East)

South Florida 50

(8-20, 3-13 Big East)

    4:00 PM ET, March 1, 2009

    USF Sun Dome, Tampa, Florida

    1 2 T
    WVU 30 3464
    USF 27 2350

    Top Performers

    West Virginia: D. Ebanks 10 Pts, 7 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    South Florida: C. Howard 10 Pts, 5 Reb, 11 Ast, 1 Stl

    West Virginia 64, South Florida 50

    Associated Press

    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.

    Darryl Bryant had 13 points for the Mountaineers (20-9, 9-7 Big East) and Devin Ebanks and Kevin Jones chipped in 10 points each.

    Dominique Jones scored 18 points to pace South Florida (8-20, 3-13). Aris Williams added 11 points and Chris Howard had 10 for the Bulls.

    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.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    WVU
    USF
    Points 64 50
    FG Made-Attempted 23-52 (.442) 20-50 (.400)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-17 (.353) 4-14 (.286)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-16 (.750) 6-10 (.600)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 15 3

    2008-09 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Jan 17, 2009 @WVU 62, USF 59Recap
    » Mar 1, 2009 WVU 64, @USF 50Recap