Boxscore
South Florida 67, Rutgers 65
Sunday, January 1, 2012 12:00 PM
Location - Tampa Bay Times Forum, Tampa, Florida
Officials - Raymond Naitili, Mike Roberts, Michael Stephens
Attendance - 2486

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Rutgers 22 43 65
South Florida 29 38 67

Recap


Freshman Anthony Collins converted a three-point play with 12.7 seconds left to give South Florida a 67-65 victory over visiting Rutgers on Sunday.
 
Collins, who had seven points and a career-high 10 assists, drove into the teeth of the Rutgers defense to make a twisting layup, was fouled and made the free throw. The Bulls (8-7, 1-1 Big East) caused an off-balance shot from Eli Carter at the buzzer that missed.
 
Ron Anderson Jr. had 15 points, Hugh Robertson 12 and Augustus Gilchrist added 10 points and nine rebounds for the Bulls, which improved to 8-1 at home
 
Carter had 23 points and Myles Mack added 14, including a jumper with 17.9 seconds remaining to give Rutgers (8-6, 0-1) a 65-64 lead. The Scarlet Knights dropped to 2-15 in Big East openers, including six straight losses.
 
Rutgers missed its first seven shots, but was tied 20-20 before South Florida finished with a 9-2 run for a 29-22 halftime lead. Gilchrist had eight points and six rebounds, while Collins added four points and five assists for the Bulls in the first half.
 
South Florida has held its last 11 opponents to 30 points or less in the opening 20 minutes. Carter was 2-for-9, scoring five points.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Eli Carter 33:00 9-18 4-9 1-1 1 0 1 2 2 5 1 0 23
Austin Johnson 11:00 1-3 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 2
Gilvydas Biruta 26:00 4-10 0-0 2-2 2 2 4 1 4 1 3 1 10
Dane Miller 29:00 1-3 0-1 1-1 1 3 4 1 3 1 4 2 3
Jerome Seagears 22:00 0-3 0-1 1-2 1 2 3 1 3 1 2 0 1
Myles Mack 27:00 5-8 2-4 2-2 1 0 1 3 0 2 0 0 14
Mike Poole 20:00 1-3 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 3 0 2 1 1 2
Derrick Randall 20:00 4-5 0-0 2-3 3 2 5 0 4 1 1 0 10
Malick Kone 7:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kadeem Jack 5:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
TOTAL 200 25-54 6-15 9-11 10 12 22 11 18 13 14 5 65
  46.3% 40.0% 81.8% Team Rebs: 6   Total TO: 14

South Florida Bulls

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Anthony Collins 34:00 3-6 0-0 1-1 0 1 1 10 1 1 7 0 7
Toarlyn Fitzpatrick 13:00 1-2 1-1 0-0 0 5 5 1 3 0 0 0 3
Augustus Gilchrist 34:00 3-9 0-1 4-4 3 6 9 1 0 0 1 2 10
Hugh Robertson 28:00 6-9 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 12
Shaun Noriega 17:00 2-3 2-3 0-0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 6
Ron Anderson 31:00 7-8 0-0 1-6 6 0 6 1 2 2 2 0 15
Jawanza Poland 21:00 2-8 0-3 2-2 1 2 3 2 1 1 3 2 6
Victor Rudd 14:00 2-5 1-4 0-0 0 1 1 2 0 0 2 0 5
Blake Nash 8:00 1-2 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3
TOTAL 200 27-52 5-14 8-13 11 16 27 21 10 4 17 4 67
  51.9% 35.7% 61.5% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 17
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