Dominique Jones scored 20 points and made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:58 left to lead South Florida to a 63-59 victory over DePaul on Tuesday night.
Chris Howard scored 11 of his 13 points in the second half for South Florida (18-11, 8-9). The Bulls host Connecticut on Saturday with a chance of getting a first-round bye in next week's Big East tournament.
Mac Koshwal scored 24 points and had 11 rebounds for DePaul (8-21, 1-16), who has lost 44 of its last 47 Big East regular-season games. The Blue Demons led 27-22 at halftime but trailed 54-46 with 5:30 left before rallying. Will Walker added 16 points for DePaul.