TAMPA, Fla. -- Dominique Jones scored six of his 28 points in overtime and South Florida held off Seton Hall 76-74 Thursday night to win consecutive Big East games for the first time in school history.
Chris Howard put the Bulls (13-7, 3-5) ahead for good with a driving layup with 38 seconds remaining in the extra period.
Herb Pope made one of two free throws to trim Seton Hall's deficit to 75-74 with 7.1 seconds left. The Pirates (12-7, 3-5) wasted another opportunity to tie when they turned the ball over on their last possession.
Following up on a 46-point performance that keyed an overtime win at Providence, Jones made 9 of 16 shots from the field and went 10 of 11 from the foul lane. Seton Hall's Jeremy Hazell also scored 28, but did not score in the overtime period.
There's nothing to suggest the Jayhawks won't end up atop the Big 12 for a 13th season in a row. But what about a return to the Final Four?
Colorado State graduate transfer John Gillon has chosen Syracuse, giving the Orange a potential starter at point guard entering the 2016-17 season.
DeSean Murray, who averaged 20.2 points as a sophomore at Presbyterian, will transfer to Auburn to play for coach Bruce Pearl.