Williams leads East Carolina past South Florida 90-52
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Freshman Shawn Williams scored a season-high 22 points off the bench, made six of nine 3-point shots, also a season best, and East Carolina shot 61-percent from the floor and led all the way to dominate South Florida 90-52 Wednesday night.
The Pirates (8-10, 2-5 American) held USF to 18 points in the first half, led by as many as 42 points and had five players score in double figures. After Williams, Kentrell Barkley added 18 points and 10 rebounds and seven steals, B.J. Tyson scored 11 while Isaac Fleming and Dimitri Spasojevic added 10 points each.
East Carolina outrebounded South Florida 33-19, made 22 assists on 35 made field goals, and dominated scoring in the paint, 40-16 as the Pirates halted a three-game slide.
Stephan Jiggetts led the Bulls (7-12, 0-6) with 15 points. USF made just seven field goals in the first half, but finished 20-for-49. The Bulls narrowly lost to East Carolina, 67-65 January 3.