South Florida Bulls guard Corey Allen Jr. (4) reacts after he made a three pointer in the last thirty seconds of the game against the Florida A&M Rattlers during the second half at USF Sun Dome. South Florida Bulls defeated the Florida A&M Rattlers 73-70 on Dec 19, 2013. - Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Corey Allen Jr. scored a career-high 22 points and Victor Rudd added 19, leading South Florida to a 73-70 triumph over Florida A&M on Thursday night in the second round of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic.
Allen also had six rebounds, three assists and two steals for South Florida (8-2), which has won four consecutive games by an average of two points.
Jamie Adams led Florida A&M (2-9) with 16 points and five assists. Four other Rattlers chipped in at least eight points.
Florida A&M raced to an 8-1 lead while USF missed eight of its first nine shots. The Rattlers held a 21-6 advantage from beyond the arc at the break, but their aggressive defense was costly.
By the time A&M attempted its first free throw with a minute to go in the half, South Florida had converted 13 of 20 attempts. The score was 37-37 at halftime.
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