The South Florida Bulls expanded their halftime lead over the Pittsburgh Panthers on Wednesday evening and cruised to a 63-51 win in Big East play at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Bulls guard Hugh Robertson picked up a season-high 18 points in the victory, while guard Anthony Collins scored five of his 11 points for the game in the final two minutes to help the Bulls rebound from a devastating 30-point loss to Georgetown last Saturday.
Pittsburgh had their four-game winning streak snapped with the loss. Tray Woodall led the Panthers in scoring with 11 points, but he was Pittsburgh's only double-digit scorer. Pittsburgh shot just 34.5% and couldn't sink shots to keep up with the Bulls, who were 60.5% from the field, their highest percentage ever in Big East play. Robertson didn't miss a single shot the entire game for the Bulls, going 7-for-7 from the field and 4-for-4 from the line. Pittsburgh trailed by as many as 14, and never got closer than eight points down the final stretch of the game.
USF moves to 7-4 in Big East play, and heads to Providence for their next game on Saturday afternoon at 4:00. Last week, the Bulls beat the Friars 81-78 in Tampa.
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