Scores

Final

South Florida 51

(5-5, 0-3 away)

Kent State 56

(8-3, 5-0 home)

Coverage: ESPNU/WatchESPN

6:30 PM ET, December 12, 2010

Memorial A & C Center, Kent, Ohio

1 2 T
USF 24 2751
KENT 21 3556

Top Performers

South Florida: J. Poland 15 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

Kent State: J. Greene 15 Pts, 14 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl, 3 Blk

Kent St. 56, South Florida 51

Associated Press

KENT, Ohio -- Carlton Guyton and Michael Porrini scored 11 points each in the second half and Kent State rallied to defeat South Florida 56-51 on Sunday night.

The Golden Flashes (8-3) trailed by as many as 11 in the first half and 24-21 at halftime. After the Bulls (5-5) took a 31-25 lead with 15:59 left to play, Kent State scored eight straight to take its first lead on Guyton's layup with 12:31 to go.

The Bulls would regain the lead, 35-34, a little over four minutes later but Guyton again put the Golden Flashes on top. His 3 with 7:39 left gave Kent State a 37-35 advantage, and it wouldn't trail the rest of the way.

Porrini finished with 16 points, Guyton 13 and Justin Greene added 15 points and 14 rebounds for the Golden Flashes.

Jawanza Poland led the Bulls with 15 points.

Kent State honored its 2002 NCAA Elite Eight team, which was coached by USF Coach Stan Heath.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
USF
KENT
Points 51 56
FG Made-Attempted 20-59 (.339) 20-54 (.370)
3P Made-Attempted 5-21 (.238) 3-14 (.214)
FT Made-Attempted 6-8 (.750) 13-22 (.591)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
Largest Lead 11 6

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