Victor Rudd posted season highs of 16 points and 16 rebounds to lead South Florida to a 72-54 victory over Youngstown State on Tuesday night.
Anthony Collins added 14 points and Toarlyn Fitzpatrick finished with 11 for South Florida (6-3).
Kendrick Perry led Youngstown State (6-5) with 15 points before fouling out with 5:49 left on the game clock. Bobby Hain scored 11 off the bench for the Penguins, who were hoping to extend a three-game winning streak.
YSU led 45-39 early in the second half before South Florida took control with a 13-2 run and continued to pull away.
“In that one stretch, we missed two layups, two foul shots and an open 3,” Penguins coach Jerry Slocum said. “You’re not coming out on somebody’s floor and beating a good basketball team without being able to contribute and make shots like that.”
Perry connected four times from long range in the first half, but it took his driving layup at the buzzer to even the score at 39.