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Detroit beats South Florida 65-60
DETROIT 65, SOUTH FLORIDA 60
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Juwan Howard Jr. and Jarod Williams each had
12 points as Detroit topped South Florida 65-60 on Saturday
Evan Bruinsma added 11 points and a team-high eight rebounds for
Detroit (4-4) while freshman Matthew Grant hit a pair of free
throws with 9.8 seconds remaining to seal the victory.
Martino Brock scored a season-high 16 points, and Victor Rudd
had 11 and nine rebounds for South Florida (4-2). The two missed
a pair of 3-point attempts with an opportunity to tie the score
at 60 in the closing moments.
Detroit compensated for its 33-percent shooting (19 for 58) from
the floor with a 44-35 rebounding advantage. The Titans also
converted 25 of 28 free-throw attempts and outscored the Bulls
by eight points on second-chance opportunities.
South Florida started and finished strong in the opening half,
scoring the first eight points of the game and entering the
break on a 13-4 run.
Detroit recovered after missing its first six shots and 12 of
14. The lead changed hands four times before South Florida built
a 31-23 halftime lead.
The Titans took control early in the second half and moved ahead
for good at 38-36 on a shot from long range by Anton Wilson at
the 6:20 mark.
The Bulls connected on less than 30 percent of their shots from
the floor after the intermission and finished at 38.2 percent
overall (21 of 55).
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