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Victor Rudd leads USF to overtime win over UCF

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Shemiye McLendon made a free throw with 0.8 seconds left in overtime to give South Florida a 79-78 win over Central Florida on Wednesday night.

Victor Rudd led the Bulls (12-11, 3-7 American Athletic) with 25 points and Martino Brock contributed 17.

Isaiah Sykes led UCF (9-11, 1-8) with 24 points and 12 rebounds. Matt Williams added 12 and Kasey Wilson had 11 for the Knights, who lost their sixth straight.

USF led 78-72 with 1:48 left in overtime after Rudd scored on a layup, but UCF rallied quickly.

A three-point play by Calvin Newell and a 3-pointer from Williams tied the score with 55 seconds left. After a USF miss, the Knights ran the clock down under 5 seconds, but Sykes' layup was blocked by John Egbunu.

McClendon grabbed the ball and was fouled as he dribbled behind halfcourt. He made one free throw and intentionally missed the second.

Associated Press

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