Jones leads South Florida to 7th straight victory

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP)—Dominique Jones scored 25 points, and Kentrell Gransberry had 18 points and 15 rebounds to help South Florida beat UAB 68-58 on Saturday night for its seventh straight victory.

Gransberry added seven blocks, and Chris Howard scored 14 points for the Bulls. The victory snapped an eight-game losing skid in the series.

Robert Vaden had 19 points to pace the Blazers (7-4), whose longest winning streak in two seasons under coach Mike Davis ended at five.

South Florida outscored UAB 26-8 from the free-throw line in a contest that included a dozen lead changes and six ties. UAB led 49-48 midway through the second half before Jones and Gransberry took charge.

In the first half, USF scored 10 straight points en route to a 15-5 advantage. UAB responded with a 12-3 run, cutting the deficit to one. The lead changed hands four times before USF took a 28-27 edge into the break.

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 Top Performers
 UAB
R. Vaden R. Vaden
6-19,  19 Pts
2 Rebs, 3 Assists
 South Florida
K. Gransberry K. Gransberry
7-14,  18 Pts
15 Rebs, 2 Assists

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