TAMPA, Fla. — Paul Jackson scored 15 points, James Thompson IV had 11 points and 11 rebounds and Eastern Michigan pulled away in the second half for a 65-47 win against South Florida on Sunday.
The Bulls led 29-27 at halftime, went on an 8-2 run to start the second half and were up 37-29 with 16:04 left on Nikola Scekic’s jumper. But South Florida didn’t score for the next eight minutes, and the Eagles went on a 12-0 run, capped by 3 of 4 free throws by Thompson, and led the rest of the way.
Tim Bond and Malik Ellison also scored 11 for Eastern Michigan (5-1).
South Florida (4-3) got 10 points from Payton Banks and the Bulls shot 14 for 48 (29.2 percent) from the field. The 47 points was USF’s lowest offensive output of the season.