Stallworth, Rice lead The Citadel past South Florida 84-81
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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Lew Stallworth tossed in 25 points and sophomore reserve Kaiden Rice scored 22 as The Citadel rallied to post an 87-81 victory over South Florida on Saturday.
The Bulldogs trailed 38-35 at halftime and were down 79-75 with 2:39 remaining after LaQuincy Rideau scored six straight points for the Bulls (4-2). But Stallworth took over from there. The senior guard had a 3-point play and a layup to put The Citadel up 80-79 with 1:28 left. USF retook the lead on two free throws by David Collins, but Connor Kern scored on a layup to put the Bulldogs up by a point. Kern had a steal that led to two Stallworth free throws with 17 seconds remaining. Collins twice missed from long range in the final 7 seconds.
Stallworth made 8 of 14 shots from the floor and added six rebounds, five assists and two steals. Rice knocked down 6 of 9 from distance and grabbed six boards. Matt Frierson added 15 points on 5-of-12 shooting from beyond the arc.
Collins and Rideau paced USF with 21 points apiece, while Alexis Yetna pitched in with 15 points, seven rebounds and two blocked shots.
Updated November 24, 2018