Rideau scores 28 to lead South Florida past FIU, 82-73
MIAMI (AP) — Laquincy Rideau had 28 points, seven rebounds and nine assists to help South Florida beat Florida International 82-73 on Tuesday night for its fourth win in a row.
Rideau hit a career-best four 3-pointers and had five of USF’s season-high 15 steals. David Collins added 16 points and Justin Brown scored 13 for the Bulls (8-2). Alexis Yetna had nine points and 13 rebounds.
Yetna made a layup and Collins converted a 3-point play to give South Florida the lead for good and Rideau hit a 3-pointer about three minutes later that made it 12-4. Rideau and Brown each made a 3 to close the first half and Collins hit another to open the second that gave the Bulls a 44-27 lead. Osasumwen Osaghae scored six points in a 13-0 run that pulled FIU within 10 and Devon Andrews made a layup to trim the deficit to 67-60 with six minutes to play but the Panthers got no closer.
Osaghae and Trejon Jacob had 13 points apiece for FIU (8-3).