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South Florida uses strong 2nd half to top Temple

Victor Rudd Jr. made four three-pointers en seeded South Florida Bulls used a second-half seeded Temple Owls, 58-44, in a second round Midwest Regional matchup.

Anthony Collins also scored 17 points for the Bulls (22-13), who beat California, 65-54, in the first round in Dayton on Wednesday. The win was the first NCAA Tournament win for South Florida ever.

Toarlyn Fitzpatrick donated nine points for the Bulls, who will next do battle with 13th-seeded Ohio University in the third round on Sunday.

After making just three field goals in the first half, South Florida ended the game 17-of-50 from the floor. They outscored Temple by a 43-25 margin in the second half.

Khalif Wyatt ended with 19 points for the Owls (24-8), who won the Atlantic-10 regular-season title. Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson tallied 10 points.