The South Florida Bulls won their second game of the season with a 67-57 win over Savannah State at the Sun Dome on Sunday. USF bounced back from Friday’s 84-63 loss to top-ranked Kentucky.
Four Bulls scored in double figures on Sunday led by Roddy Peters with 17 points and six assists. Jaleel Cousins added 13 points and 11 assists, while Chris Perry and Jahmal McMurray had 12 each. Troyce Manassa led the Tigers with 21 points.
The Bulls took a 26-21 lead with 3:31 left in the first half on two Cousins free throws. The rest of the half saw only a Savannah State free throw and USF led at the break, 26-22.
The scoring drought reached 5 minutes and 20 seconds before Cousins scored from close range to make it 28-22 with 18:20 left. After USF stretched the lead to 10, the Tigers mounted a charge to get within 44-42 with 11:17 to play.
Savannah State kept within striking distance, but never tied the score. It was 59-55 with 3:01 remaining, but the Tigers got no closer.
USF improved to 2-5 on the season, while Savannah State slipped to 3-4. The Bulls travel to Delaware on Thursday for a 7 p.m. game.