South Florida (10-21, 3-15), with a two-game win streak, enters the American Athletic Conference Tournament in Orlando, Florida as the 12th seed and faces No. 5 Memphis. SMU (16-15, 6-12), which has dropped three straight, is the ninth seed and will play No. 8 UConn.
The Bulls trailed 27-22 at halftime before going on a 16-4 run to start the second half and led the rest of the way. South Florida later put together an 11-4 run and led 55-42 on Collins' layup with seven minutes left. Stephan Jiggets scored 14 points and Terrence Samuel grabbed 12 rebounds and distributed five assists.
Middle Tennessee's Dishman out for season
Middle Tennessee forward DeAndre Dishman will miss the 2019-20 season after tearing ligaments in his left knee during the Blue Raiders' exhibition tour of Costa Rica last week.
Guard Patterson reclassifies for '19; picks Oregon
Addison Patterson, ranked No. 31 in the ESPN 100 for the 2020 class, has reclassified to 2019 and committed to Oregon.
Filings suggest Nike paid in pursuit of players
Newly released emails and text messages in the case against attorney Michael Avenatti suggest that Nike officials were making under-the-table payments to handlers and families of top college basketball prospects.