Tulsa holds off South Florida 78-71 in OT
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Rashad Smith scored 21 points, James Woodard added 16, including four 3-pointers, and Tulsa beat Southern Florida 78-71 in overtime Saturday to remain in first place in the American Athletic Conference.
It's the 20th straight conference win for the Golden Hurricane, including conference tournament, the longest streak in program history.
Corey Allen Jr. scored a career-high 32 for USF (7-15, 1-8), including a 3 with four seconds left to give the Bulls a 33-30 halftime lead. He missed a 3 with one second left in regulation and the game tied at 62.
Smith's 3 with 54 seconds left in OT put Tulsa up 74-69. Allen's jumper pulled USF within 74-71, but Ray made two free throws and Tulsa hung on.