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South Florida Upsets Temple 58-44 After Cold Start

Khalif Wyatt #1 of the Temple Owls reacts after a play against the South Florida Bulls during the second round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Bridgestone Arena on March 16, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Khalif Wyatt #1 of the Temple Owls reacts after a play against the South Florida Bulls during the second round of the 2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Bridgestone Arena on March 16, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Victor Rudd Jr. and Anthony Collins each scored 17 points, and the South Florida Bulls shook off a frigid first 20 minutes, upsetting fifth-seeded Temple 58-44 Friday night in the Midwest Regional.

The No. 12 seeded Bulls (22-13) took it to the Atlantic 10 regular season champ with their bruising, Big East-style play and held Temple 20 points below its previous season low in scoring.

That allowed the Bulls, who beat California 65-54 in Dayton on Wednesday night, to overcome a first half in which they went nearly 16 minutes without a field goal and missed 22 straight. In their third NCAA tournament, the Bulls will play No. 13 seed Ohio, a 65-60 winner over Michigan, on Sunday.

Khalif Wyatt led Temple (24-8) with 19 points, and Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson had 10.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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