Jiggetts’ jumper sends S. Florida past FAU 60-59
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tulio Da Silva scored 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds and Stephan Jiggetts’ jumper with 12 seconds to go gave South Florida a 60-59 win over Florida Atlantic on Friday night in the season opener for both teams.
After an Owls timeout, Gerdarius Troutman missed a 3-point attempt with two seconds left and Malik Martin secured the rebound for the win.
Jiggetts made a pair of free throws with 54 seconds left to bring South Florida within 59-58. He finished with 13 points, four rebounds and four assists. South Florida was 15 for 17 from the free throw line while the Owls went 14 of 21.
Da Silva made a pair of free throws with 3:51 before the break to give the Bulls a 31-19 lead. But FAU responded with 10-2 run and trimmed the deficit to four at halftime.
Ronald Delph led FAU with 15 points and nine rebounds and Payton Hulsey added 12 points and six rebounds. The Owls had a 41-34 rebounding edge.