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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.

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