Rudd, South Florida top Bowling Green 87-84 in 3OT

Rudd, South Florida top Bowling Green 87-84 in 3OT
December 21, 2012, 10:29 pm

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Victor Rudd scored 29 points, including a game-tying 3-pointer with 3.8 seconds left in regulation, and South Florida beat Bowling Green 87-84 in triple overtime on Friday night.

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.

Crawford scored all of his 27 points after halftime for Bowling Green (5-6). Calhoun added 22 points.

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.