SU survives S. Florida

Published 02/22 2012 09:26PM

Updated 02/22 2012 09:28PM

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Scoop Jardine scored 15 points to help No. 2 Syracuse overcome a 13-point first-half deficit and beat South Florida 56-48 on Wednesday night.

Kris Joseph had 12 points and nine rebounds for the Orange (28-1, 15-1 Big East), who matched school records for most regular-season and conference victories - both set in 2009-10.

Anthony Collins scored 16 points for the Bulls, who endured a 12:33 stretch without a point spanning halftime. The Orange went on a 26-0 run during that stretch.  South Florida (17-11, 10-5) had a four-game winning streak snapped and dropped to 1-9 against Syracuse.

The game was decided in the final 5 minutes, with the Orange leading 47-46.

Jardine was fouled making a layup with 4:04 left. He completed the three-point play, and Joseph added two putbacks of his own misses to seal the win.

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