Caupain scores 14, Cincinnati holds off South Florida 54-51
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Troy Caupain scored 14 points and Cincinnati survived going scoreless from the field over the final 10 minutes to hold off South Florida 54-51 on Sunday.
Shaq Thomas and Octavius Ellis had 10 points apiece for the Bearcats (12-5, 2-2 American), who missed their last 10 field-goal attempts and were 1 for 4 from the foul line over the final 10 minutes.
South Florida (3-14, 0-4) trailed 53-38 before finishing on a 13-1 run. The loss was the sixth straight for the Bulls, who hurt their chances with a pair of costly turnovers before coming up short at end when Nehemias Morillo's 3-point attempt bounced off the rim at the buzzer.
Gary Clark had 11 rebounds for Cincinnati. He hit 1 of 2 free throws with five minutes left for the only point the Bearcats managed down the stretch.