College Basketball

Phelps scores 17, helps SMU hold off South Florida 82-80

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DALLAS (AP) — Zhruic Phelps scored 17 points to help SMU hold off South Florida 82-80 on Sunday night.

Phelps added seven assists for the Mustangs (8-14, 3-6 American Athletic Conference). Efe Odigie scored 14 on 5-of-7 shooting and Samuell Williamson added 13 points.

Tyler Harris finished with 23 points and seven rebounds to pace the Bulls (9-13, 2-7). Serrel Smith Jr. added 12 points, while Russel Tchewa pitched in with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Williamson scored 11 points in the first half for SMU, who led 45-33 at intermission. SMU used a 7-0 run in the second half to build a 19-point lead at 52-33 with 18:10 left.