NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CBS/AP) — Former Van Nuys High School star Victor Rudd Jr. and Anthony Collins each scored 17 points, and the South Florida Bulls shook off a frigid first 20 minutes, upsetting fifth-seeded Temple 58-44 Friday night in the Midwest Regional.
The No. 12 seeded Bulls (22-13) took it to the Atlantic 10 regular season champ with their bruising, Big East-style play and held Temple 20 points below its previous season low in scoring.
That allowed the Bulls, who beat California 65-54 in Dayton on Wednesday night, to overcome a first half in which they went nearly 16 minutes without a field goal and missed 22 straight. In their third NCAA tournament, the Bulls will play No. 13 seed Ohio, a 65-60 winner over Michigan, on Sunday.
Khalif Wyatt led Temple (24-8) with 19 points, and Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson had 10.
Rudd began his high school career at Van Nuys High School before finishing up at the basketball powerhouse, Findlay Prep in Las Vegas.
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