Milton scores 14, SMU smothers South Florida, 79-39 (Dec 31, 2017)
DALLAS (AP) Shake Milton had 14 points, two steal and two blocks and Jarrey Foster scored 12 points and grabbed eight rebounds to help SMU beat South Florida 79-39 on Sunday night for its 33rd consecutive home win.
Jahmal McMurray added 12 points and Jimmy Whitt had 11 points, on 5-of-6 shooting, and nine rebounds for SMU (12-3, 2-0 American Athletic Conference).
Despite the fact that USF (7-7, 0-2) missed 10 of its first 11 shots, including seven in a row to open the game, it was tied at 11-all with six minutes left in the first half. McMurray had five points and Foster scored four during a 13-2 run that made it 24-13 before the Mustangs went into the break with a 12-point lead. The Bulls made just 6 of 25 from the field - tying their season low for field goals in a half - and scored just 16 points before the break, their lowest scoring half of the season.
SMU made its first eight second-half shots, while USF missed its first 11, during a 26-1 run that gave the Mustangs a 54-17 lead with 12 minutes to go.
It was USF's lowest scoring output since an 83-40 loss at Connecticut on Feb. 12, 2014.