South Florida beats Liberty 60-43

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP)—Mike Burwell scored 15 points and Ron Anderson grabbed 17 rebounds to lead South Florida past Liberty 60-43 in the second round of the South Padre Island Invitational on Tuesday night.

Burwell, a sophomore guard making his debut as a starter, hit his first four shots from behind the arc. He finished 5 of 7 from 3-point range for the Bulls (3-2).

Evan Gordon had 15 points to pace Liberty (2-4), which shot a season-low 29.2 percent (14 for 48) from the floor. No other players from either team scored in double figures.

Anderson, a junior transfer from Kansas State, collected 15 rebounds by the time South Florida had built a 35-20 halftime lead. He had 16 in his first four games combined for the Bulls.

Six different players scored during a 24-5 run that put South Florida ahead by 19 five minutes before the break. The advantage peaked at 53-29 with 8:07 remaining.

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John Brown John Brown
2-7,  7 Pts
4 Rebs, 2 Assists
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Ron Anderson Jr. Ron Anderson Jr.
2-6,  6 Pts
17 Rebs, 3 Assists

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