TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Frank Robinson scored 19 points and East
Carolina snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 59-57 victory
over South Florida on Tuesday night.
South Florida went on a 15-3 run in the final seven minutes,
tying the game at 57. But Robinson hit a pair of free throws with
11.5 seconds left to close the scoring. Konimba Diarra's
desperation shot at the buzzer missed the mark, sending the Bulls
to their sixth straight loss.
Derrick Wiley had 14 points and 11 rebounds for East Carolina
(9-9, 1-7 Conference USA). Erroyl Bing added 10 points and 10
rebounds for the Pirates, who had been winless in 20 road games
alltime against league opponents.
Brian Swift scored 20 points for South Florida (6-11, 0-6),
which is on its longest losing streak in five years.
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