TAMPA, Fla. -- Dominique Jones had 27 points, six rebounds and five steals, leading South Florida to a 69-65 victory over Central Florida on Wednesday night.
Jones, who has 88 points in three career games against UCF, was among four players to score in double figures for USF (8-2). Chris Howard had 14, Mike Mercer 12 and Jarrid Famous 11 for the Bulls, who have won all but one of the past 11 games in the series.
Leading by a point midway through the first half, USF began a 15-3 run to take its biggest lead of the game at 34-21.
UCF answered with a pair of long jumpers by Sosa to cut the deficit to 34-27 at the break. Sosa hit a 3-pointer at the final buzzer to pull the Knights as close as they would get in the second half.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.
The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association says it won't move its headquarters, its basketball tournament or other conference championships from North Carolina, despite