S. Florida downs slumping SMU 65-54 in American finale
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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) David Collins scored 21 points and Malik Martin scored 15 and South Florida ended the regular season with a 65-54 win over SMU on Sunday.
South Florida (10-21, 3-15), with a two-game win streak, enters the American Athletic Conference Tournament in Orlando, Florida as the 12th seed and faces No. 5 Memphis. SMU (16-15, 6-12), which has dropped three straight, is the ninth seed and will play No. 8 UConn.
The Bulls trailed 27-22 at halftime before going on a 16-4 run to start the second half and led the rest of the way. South Florida later put together an 11-4 run and led 55-42 on Collins' layup with seven minutes left. Stephan Jiggets scored 14 points and Terrence Samuel grabbed 12 rebounds and distributed five assists.
Updated March 4, 2018