Given the chance to make a good impression, South Florida capitalized.
Ron Anderson scored 14 points and helped the Bulls come back to make No. 24 Seton Hall's return to the rankings look like a short one with a 56-55 win Friday night.
Anderson had six points in a game-ending 14-3 run, Jawanza Poland made a long 3-pointer to tie it at 53 and Toaryln Fitzpatrick's three-point play put the Bulls (10-8, 3-2 Big East) ahead for good with just under a minute to go.
''It says a lot about our team,'' Anderson said. ''We really wanted this win. I think everybody could see that.''
Seton Hall, ranked for the first time in 11 years, trimmed its deficit to one on its only field goal in the final six minutes. Jordan Theodore led the Pirates (15-3, 4-2) with 16 points but missed the front end of a 1-and-1 opportunity with a chance to put his team ahead with 3.8 seconds remaining.
''I think they're a top-tier (Big East) team, especially at h...