TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Curran Scott hit a baseline 3-pointer as the buzzer sounded to give Tulsa a 78-75 victory over South Florida on Saturday night, snapping the Bulls’ eight-game win streak.
Tulsa led by nine with just over a minute left before the Bulls scored eight straight points over 35 seconds then tying the game with 4.4 remaining on David Collins’ 3-pointer. After a timeout, Sterling Taplin raced downcourt and found Scott for the game-winner.
Daquan Jeffries hit 7 of 12 shots including three 3-pointers and scored 20 points to lead the Golden Hurricane (11-4, 1-1 American Athletic Conference), who have won 15 straight home games. Taplin and Martins Igbanu added 15 points each and Scott finished with 11.
Laquincy Rideau scored 19 points, Collins 16 and Alexis Yenta had 13 points and 13 rebounds for the Bulls (11-3, 1-1), who made nine more field goals but were just 11 of 22 at the line to 30 of 37 for Tulsa.
The Bulls had trailed from the 8:45 mark of the first half until Collins’ game-tying 3.