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Collins has 17, South Florida beats Georgia 64-53

By The Associated Press
TAMPA, Fla. -- Anthony Collins had 17 points and 10 assists to lead South Florida past Georgia 64-53 on Friday night.

The Bulls' sophomore point guard returned to the lineup after sitting out Monday night's 63-54 win at Stetson to rest a lingering calf injury.

Shaun Noriega scored 15 points and Toarlyn Fitzpatrick added 13 for South Florida (5-2).

Georgia (2-5) got 19 points from Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. The sophomore guard has been the Bulldogs' leading scorer in all seven games this season.

Collins made a jumper as part of a 3-point play to put the Bulls up 53-50 with 3:33 left. Jawanza Poland connected on a free throw and Victor Rudd hit a 3-pointer to make it 57-50 with just under two minutes to play.

Rudd finished with 12 points.

South Florida went ahead 50-46 with 7 1/2 minutes left when Noriega had a steal and layup.
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