Jones scores 26 to lead USF past DePaul
TAMPA, Fla. (AP)—Dominique Jones scored 26 points and Augustus Gilchrist had 16 points and 11 rebounds to help South Florida beat DePaul 70-61 on Tuesday night.
The Bulls (7-11, 2-4 Big East) beat the Blue Demons (8-11, 0-6) for the second time in 10 days, and defeated a conference foe twice in the same season for just the second time since entering the Big East in 2005.
Following up on a 35-point effort in a 62-59 loss at West Virginia, Jones made eight of 19 shots and went 9-for-11 at the foul line. He also finished with 10 rebounds and six assists, while Gilchrist put USF ahead for good on a 3-pointer with just under seven minutes to go.
DePaul began the second half with a 14-2 run to take a 42-37 lead, however South Florida responded with a 10-0 spurt to regain control.
Dar Tucker led the Blue Demons with 19 points and Mac Koshwal scored 17.