Antonio Burks added 13 points and five assists for the Tigers
(13-4, 4-2 Conference USA), who hit only 23 percent of its shots
from the field in the second half.
Memphis benefited from a strong defensive effort that
contributed to holding South Florida to 37 percent shooting and
forcing 21 turnovers.
Terrence Leather led the Bulls (6-9, 0-4) with 15 points and 10
rebounds. Bradley Mosley also had 15 points, but was 4-of-13 from
the field, including 1-of-7 from 3-point range. James Holmes scored
Memphis led by as many as 18 in the first half before taking a
34-21 lead at the break.
As they have throughout the winning streak, the Tigers came out
firing from long range. They were successful early, hitting their
first four 3-pointers. But Memphis would go 1-of-14 the rest of the
half and finish 8-of-32 from beyond the arc.
Memphis had eight steals in the half among South Florida's 13
The Tigers maintained their double-digit lead through the start
of the second half and appeared ready to coast home.
The only bump came when South Florida, behind the scoring of
Leather, made a 10-1 run at the Tigers to cut the lead to 55-45
with 5:33 left.
But the Bulls could get no closer, dropping their fifth straight
on the road.