Hugh Robertson and Anthony Collins scored 15 points each, Ron Anderson Jr. added 14, and South Florida beat Providence 81-78 on Sunday.
Toarlyn Fitzpatrick chipped in 13 points and Augustus Gilchrist 11 for South Florida (13-9, 6-3 Big East), which has already surpassed its overall (10) and conference (three) victory totals from last season.
Providence (12-10, 1-8) got a career-high 33 points from LaDontae Henton. The Friars have lost 20 consecutive Big East road games since beating DePaul 79-62 on Jan. 14, 2010.
Robertson had four points and Jawanza Poland connected on a go-ahead jumper during an 8-0 run to put South Florida up 55-53 midway through the second half.
After Henton converted three free throws to cut the Providence deficit to two, 80-78, South Florida's Victor Rudd Jr. hit 1 of 2 from the line with 5 seconds left.
Providence could do no better than play to a 39-all tie at halftime despite Henton scoring 24 points. The freshman forward entered with a career-best of ...