TAMPA — Bowling Green fell to South Florida 87-84 in a thrilling triple overtime game.
Victor Rudd scored 29 points, including a game-tying 3-pointer with 3.8 seconds left in regulation, to help South Florida squeak out a victory.
Rudd also had a go-ahead three-point play with 13.5 seconds left — that made it 85-84 — and two late free throws in the third overtime.
South Florida made a late, regulation run, getting within 60-58 on Anthony Collins' layup with 14.6 seconds remaining. After A'uston Calhoun converted 1 of 2 free throws, Rudd tied it at 61 on his 3-pointer.
South Florida (7-3) also got 18 points from Martino Brock and 16 from Toarlyn Fitzpatrick.
Jordon Crawford scored all of his 27 points after halftime for Bowling Green (5-6), shooting 10-21 on the night, including 4-6 from 3-point range. Calhoun added 22 points for the Falcons, going 9-22 from the field. He also added a team-high eight rebounds.
After Rudd’s late free throws put South Florida up 87-84, Richaun Holmes missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer to seal the win for the Bulls.
The game was delayed 22 minutes with 21.6 seconds to go in the first overtime when an electrical problem knocked out most of the arena's lights.
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