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Jones scores record 46 in Bulls' rare road win

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USF guard Dominique Jones scored a career-high 46 points -- breaking Charlie Bradley's 27-year-old school record -- to lead USF to a 109-105 overtime win at Providence, just the third road conference victory since joining the Big East in 2005. Here's our complete game story.

The Bulls made an incredible comeback at the end of regulation after trailing by 13 points with less than three minutes to play and by nine points with a minute left. Freshman forward Toarlyn Fitzpatrick sent the game to overtime with a 3-pointer with 0.2 seconds left in regulation.

Jones' 46 points are the most scored in the Big East this season, and he nearly had a triple-double, finishing with 10 rebounds and eight assists. Bradley's record of 42 points was set in December 1982. It's the third-highest total in all of Division I college basketball this season -- Arkansas' Rotnei Clarke had 51 in a game against Alcorn State, and BYU's Jimmer Fredette had 49 against Arizona.

Jones fell just short of the all-time Big East record for points in a game -- Eric Murdock scored 48 in a game against Pittsburgh on this day in 1991. No other Big East player has ever scored more than 44 points in a conference game, and Murdock was No. 2 on the list with a 45-point game against Arizona.











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