Scores

Final

Connecticut 51

(19-10, 9-8 Big East)

South Florida 65

(12-17, 3-14 Big East)

    Coverage: ESPNU/WatchESPN

    9:08 PM ET, March 6, 2013

    USF Sun Dome, Tampa, Florida

    1 2 T
    UCONN 26 2551
    USF 28 3765

    Top Performers

    Connecticut: D. Daniels 23 Pts, 10 Reb, 3 Blk

    South Florida: M. Brock 18 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

    South Florida 65, UConn 51

    Associated Press

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Martino Brock scored 18 points, Victor Rudd had 17, and South Florida beat Connecticut 65-51 on Wednesday night.

    Zach LeDay added 11 points for the Bulls (12-17, 3-14 Big East), who have won two straight following a 10-game losing streak.

    Connecticut (19-10, 9-8) got 23 points from DeAndre Daniels. Huskies junior guard Shabazz Napier, averaging 17.6 points in conference games, missed his second consecutive game due to a foot injury.

    Brock had three baskets and Toarlyn Fitzpatrick made a long-range jumper during an 11-2 surge that gave South Florida a 39-34 lead 5 minutes into the second half. Brock's layup, a 3-pointer by Rudd and a free throw from LeDay made it 47-36 with 10:10 left.

    Brock converted a fast-break layup to put the Bulls ahead 53-38. Consecutive slams by Rudd made it 61-44 with 4:07 remaining.

    The Huskies took their first lead of the game, at 30-28, on second-half opening baskets by R.J. Evans and Daniels.

    Brock had six points to help South Florida take a 28-26 halftime lead.

    Fitzpatrick made a 3 and Anthony Collins had a layup as South Florida opened the game with a 9-2 run. Javontae Hawkins' basket extended the Bulls' advantage to 21-13 midway through the half.

    The Huskies got within 25-24 with 5 minutes to go on a basket and 3-pointer by Daniels, who had 15 first-half points. Connecticut had a chance to tie it in the final minute of the half, but Omar Calhoun missed a wide-open dunk.

    Connecticut, behind 24 points by Napier, won the other meeting between the teams this season, 69-64 in overtime on Feb 3.

    Connecticut won their other meeting this season, 69-64 in overtime on Feb 3.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UCONN
    USF
    Points 51 65
    FG Made-Attempted 20-57 (.351) 27-59 (.458)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-20 (.150) 6-17 (.353)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-13 (.615) 5-11 (.455)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 11 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 4 17

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