Thorpe has career-high 22; South Florida tops Troy 80-74

TROY, Ala. (AP) Geno Thorpe scored South Florida's final 20 points for a career-high 22 as the Bulls held off Troy 80-74 on Thursday night.

Thorpe made 12 of 13 free throws. Troy Holston was 6 of 13 from the floor for 15 points and Luis Santos made all seven field-goal attempts for a career-best 14 points.

The Bulls (4-2) shot 59 percent in the first half to lead 43-25 at the break. Troy made just 8 of 33 in the first half.

South Florida was up 58-38 midway of the second period. Jeremy Hollimon nailed 3-pointer to start a 20-9 run as the Trojans closed to 64-58 following a Wesley Person layup at the 4:32 mark. DeVon Walker made a layup to close to 67-62 with 2:15 left. Thorpe answered with a 3-point play and added ten free throws down the stretch.

Hollimon had 15 points and Person added 14 for Troy (3-4).

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