South Florida beats E Carolina for first conference win
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Geno Thorpe scored 22 points with three 3-pointers and made eight assists and South Florida beat East Carolina 64-57 on Saturday night to end a 12-game losing streak and win its first American Conference game of the season.
Thorpe's 3-pointer gave the Bulls a 48-34 lead with 12:17 left to play. The Pirates closed to 50-46 on a 12-2 run capped by Elijah Hughes' corner 3-pointer, but South Florida pulled ahead 58-49 on Thorpe's layup.
Northern Illinois beats South Florida 59-48
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Levi Bradley scored 12 points and Northern Illinois beat South Florida 59-48 on Tuesday night for its third straight win.
Bradley was 5 of 12 from the floor. Aaric Armstead and Marshawn Wilson added 11 points apiece for Northern Illinois (7-5).
Michael Bibby and Bo Zeigler each had 10 points to lead South Florida (5-5), which shot just 3 of 13 from long range, 11 of 21 from the free-throw line and had 21 turnovers.
Elon handles South Florida 74-61
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Brian Dawkins and Steven Santa Ana scored 13 points apiece and Elon defeated South Florida 74-61 on Thursday night.
Trailing by a point, Dainan Swoope hit a 3-pointer that started a 16-2 run that put Elon (2-1) up for good on its way to a 39-26 halftime lead. The lead quickly ballooned to 21 points early in the second half and remained in double figures.