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USF Bulls guard Anthony Collins out of hospital, tests negative

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TAMPA — Anthony Collins appears to have avoided a significant injury, though it's unknown how long USF will be without its star point guard.

Collins, who left Saturday's win against George Mason on a stretcher with a frightening neck injury, was released from Florida Hospital Tampa late Saturday night after all tests came back negative.

USF said Sunday that the sophomore had MRI exams, X-rays and CAT scans while in the hospital. Though he was resting, there was no sign of how quickly he would be able to return to the basketball court.

The Bulls finish their nonconference schedule Wednesday in a rematch against Central Florida, which beat the Bulls in Tampa in the season opener. USF opens its Big East schedule in one week, facing No. 9 Syracuse in the Sun Dome on Jan. 6.

Collins, who took a knee to the head while scrambling for a loose ball in the second half of Saturday's win, is among the national leaders in assists and was a huge part of USF's NCAA Tournament run last season. If he can't play, the Bulls will turn to junior Martino Brock, the team's starting shooting guard, who stepped in for Collins when he was sidelined by a calf injury last month in a win at Stetson.

ECKERD 65, MILES 62: Darrien Mack had 16 points and 12 rebounds for the Tritons (6-2), who held off a late rally at the University of Tampa Classic.

TAMPA 83, PAINE 80, 2 OT: Anthony Griffis had 22 points and eight rebounds for the host Spartans (12-0), off to the second-best start in program history. The 2010-11 squad opened 16-0.

NO. 5 INDIANA: Freshman forward Jeremy Hollowell is expected back today at Iowa after the NCAA cleared him of any potential infractions.

Women

NO. 21 FSU 76, BC 70: Alexa Deluzio continued to be a thorn in the Eagles' side, guiding the host Seminoles to their fourth straight victory in both teams' Atlantic Coast Conference opener.

Deluzio, who scored a career-high 28 at Boston College in a 68-59 win last season, tallied 25 points and 12 rebounds for her first career double double for Florida State (11-1).

"Her confidence jump-started everything we did," coach Sue Semrau said. "We needed her to be a rebounder as we didn't do a very good job in that category."

Natasha Howard added 12 points and 10 rebounds for FSU, which entered leading the ACC in field-goal percentage at 49.5 percent and shot 50 percent (31-of-62).

ADELPHI 80, ECKERD 63: Sade Jackson had 19 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds for the visiting Panthers, who put away the Tritons (4-4) with a 17-0 run late in the first half.

TREVECCA NAZARENE 64, SAINT LEO 51: The Trojans pulled away from the Lions (6-4) with an 18-4 run late in the game.

NO. 4 DUKE 73, MONMOUTH 32: Tricia Liston scored 15 for the host Blue Devils (11-0), who held the Hawks to three points in the first half, tying an NCAA record. Savannah State scored three against FSU in 2003, and Tennessee State matched that two years ago against Georgia Tech.

NO. 7 KENTUCKY 78, MARIST 56: Jennifer O'Neill scored a career-high 21, and the host Wildcats (12-1) pulled away for their 11th straight victory.

NO. 13 TENN. 66, RUTGERS 47: Isabelle Harrison had 18 points and 11 rebounds for the host Vols (9-3), who used a strong defensive performance and balanced scoring to win for the NCAA-best 1,200th time in program history.

NO. 14 OKLA. ST. 80, SAN DIEGO ST. 72: Toni Young scored 30 and Liz Donohoe 25 for the Cowgirls (11-0), who ran their nation-best winning streak to 17 and took the Surf 'N Slam Classic title in San Diego.

BOWLING GREEN 65, NO. 15 DAYTON 40: Alexis Rogers scored 20 for the host Falcons, who pulled away from the Flyers (12-1) with a 19-2 second-half run.

NO. 16 UNC 65, CLEMSON 58: Xylina McDaniel had 19 points and six steals for the visiting Tar Heels (13-1), who used a 19-2 second-half run to rally in their ACC opener.

CENT. MICH. 73, NO. 20 TEXAS 65: Niki DiGuilio scored 21 to help the Chippewas upset the Longhorns (7-4) in the consolation game of the Surf 'N Slam Classic.

Information from Times wires was used in this report.

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