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USF men edge Temple 73-71 in AAC tourney

The Bulls will take on top-seeded Wichita State on Friday.
Guard David Collins (0), pictured during a game against Florida College in November, had a season-high 23 points to lead eighth-seeded USF to a 73-71 victory over ninth-seeded Temple Thursday in the AAC tournament.
Guard David Collins (0), pictured during a game against Florida College in November, had a season-high 23 points to lead eighth-seeded USF to a 73-71 victory over ninth-seeded Temple Thursday in the AAC tournament. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
Published Mar. 11
Updated Mar. 11

FORT WORTH, Texas — David Collins had a season-high 23 points to lead the eighth-seeded USF men’s basketball team to a 73-71 victory over ninth-seeded Temple in the opener of the American Athletic Conference tournament on Thursday.

Jeremiah Williams’ bucket got Temple within two with seven seconds left. USF missed a pair of free throws but Temple couldn’t get a final shot off.

Jamir Chaplin had 12 points for USF (9-12). Michael Durr added 11 points and 11 rebounds. The Bulls take on top-seeded Wichita State on Friday.

Khalif Battle had 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Owls (5-11). Brendan Barry added 11 points as did Damian Dunn.