Providence Vs. South Florida: With Five Players In Double Figures, Bulls Hang On For 81-78 Win Over Friars

The South Florida Bulls improved to 6-3 in the Big East on Saturday, as they escaped at home with a three-point win over the Providence Friars.

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Providence Vs. South Florida Recap: Bulls Hang On For 81-78 Win To Improve To 6-3 In Big East

The South Florida Bulls improved to 6-3 in the Big East on Sunday, as they defeated the Providence Friars 81-78 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. The Bulls played a clean game on the offensive end but the first half heroics of LaDontae Henton kept the Friars close. USF finished with five players in double figures, as they spread the wealth around to shoot 52 percent from the floor. Most impressively for Stan Heath's club were the limited turnovers, as the Bulls coughed it up just six times over the full forty minutes.

Henton finished with 33 points for the Friars but the one-man show was not enough to beat the even attack of USF. Hugh Robertson and Anthony Collins led the Bulls with 15 points each, while Ron Anderson Jr. added 14 points. Providence kept it close for the full forty minutes, hitting seven of 13 attempts from downtown but the Bulls held on for the three-point win.

South Florida now has nearly a full week off before traveling to Washington to face a ranked Georgetown team next Saturday.

For more news, analysis, and discussion on the Bulls, please visit SB Nation's South Florida blog, Voodoo Five. For all your college basketball news and notes, be sure to visit SB Nation's NCAA basketball hub.

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Providence Vs. South Florida Score Update: Friars' LaDontae Henton Scores 24 In First Half To Keep Pace With Bulls

After one half at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, the Providence Friars and South Florida Bulls are all square at 39-39. It was a well-played half between both clubs, who hit their shots and limited turnovers. The Bulls shot a red hot 55 percent from the floor, led by Ron Anderson who was six of seven. He led USF with 12 points, while grabbing three rebounds and dishing two assists. Hugh Robertson added 11 points for Stan Heath's club, which missed just one free throw attempt in the first half.

The Friars, however, have kept it close by hitting their shots from behind the arc. Providence is five of ten from downtown, led by the explosive LaDontae Henton who has an amazing 24 points in the first 20 minutes. Henton hit four of six threes to pace the Friars and single-handedly keep them in the game. The Bulls will have to slow him down in the second half to put some distance between them and the last place Friars.

For more news, analysis, and discussion on the Bulls, please visit SB Nation's South Florida blog, Voodoo Five. For all your college basketball news and notes, be sure to visit SB Nation's NCAA basketball hub.

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Providence Vs. South Florida: Bulls Hope To Continue Winning Ways At Home

The South Florida Bulls (12-9, 5-3 Big East) host the Providence Friars (12-9, 1-7) Sunday afternoon, looking to maintain their home court dominance this season.

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