Tampa, FL (Sports Network) - Jawanza Poland scored a team-high 16 points as the South Florida Bulls defeated the George Mason Patriots, 61-57, at the USF Sun Dome.
Poland was two rebounds shy of a double-double for South Florida (8-3). Martino Brock scored 14 points and cleared seven rebounds, while Musa Abdul- Aleem contributed 11 points off the bench as the Bulls posted their fourth straight win.
For the Patriots (7-5), Sherrod Wright scored a game-high 22 points to go along with six rebounds, four assists, and three steals, but was the only player in double figures for George Mason as the team fell for the second time in the last three outings.
The first half ended with both teams even at 22-22. George Mason was 9-of-31 from the floor, including 0-of-8 from long-range in the first half, while USF was 9-of-27 from the field and a mere 1-of-6 at the free-throw line in the period.
USF shot 4-of-8 beyond the arc while holding the visitors to a mere 2-of-7 from 3-point range after the intermission, en route to the four-point victory.
The Patriots were guilty of 16 turnovers and shot just 2-of-15 from beyond the arc in the outing.