Tigers see 4 game winning streak snapped after dreadful loss to USF

MEMPHIS – Malik Martin and Payton Banks each had 19 points as South Florida routed Memphis 75-51 on Thursday night.

Stephan Jiggetts added 12 points for the Bulls (9-21, 2-15 American Athletic Conference) and Isaiah Manderson had a double-double with 10 points and a season-high 11 rebounds. With the victory, USF snapped an eight-game losing streak.

South Florida led wire-to-wire as Banks opened scoring with a 3-pointer. The Bulls closed the first half on a 19-6 run to take a 45-23 lead into the break. Memphis turned the ball over ten times in the half.

After the break, it was more of the same as the Tigers (18-12, 9-8) could only close to within 19 before USF pushed its lead to as big as 27.

Memphis shot just 16 percent from beyond the arc, and was outscored 29-13 on bench points. Kyvon Davenport led the Tigers with 17 points and 10 boards.