|American Athletic Conference Tournament - Recap - Connecticut Defeats South Florida 80-73|
South Florida was scorched by Christian Vital for 25 points as Connecticut defeated them 80-73 in NCAA action on Thursday.
Connecticut won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the -2.0-point spread as favorites.
Jalen Adams had 19 points for Connecticut and Tarin Smith chipped in with 14 points. Jalen Adams had 5 assists for them, while Jalen Adams was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 6 boards.
South Florida got 19 points from Laquincy Rideau in a losing cause and another 15 points from David Collins. Laquincy Rideau contributed 7 assists for them, while Alexis Yetna had 7 rebounds.
Connecticut led at halftime, 39-27.
The rebound battle favored Connecticut as they grabbed 29 boards, while South Florida only had 27