Jones scores 30 points as South Florida beats UCF 75-67
TAMPA, Fla. (AP)—Dominique Jones had a game-high 30 points as South Florida beat Central Florida 75-67 on Saturday night.
The Bulls have won five straight since starting the season 0-3.
The Knights (4-3) had just three points in the last four minutes of the game, coming off a 3-pointer from Mike O’Donnell.
The Bulls (5-3) got a double-double from Kentrell Gransberry, who had 11 points on 5-of-15 in the paint and a game-high 15 rebounds. Jesus Verdejo added 10 points.
Up 38-37 at the half, South Florida trailed most of the second and shot 38 percent on field goals. The Knights were helped by 16 points off the bench and 14 off turnovers. But the Bulls got 17 points off turnovers and crucial points from Solomon Bozeman, who had eight points coming off the bench and went 3-of-5 from the free-throw line.
UCF’s Jermaine Taylor had 20 points, and O’Donnell, Stanley Billings and Tony Davis each had 10. Davis also had 10 rebounds.