Pittsburgh -- Anthony Collins scored a career-high 22 points to lead South Florida to a 56-47 win over Pittsburgh on Sunday night.
The victory guaranteed a winning record in Big East play for the Bulls (17-10, 10-4) for the first time since joining the conference in 2005.
Collins, a freshman guard, scored the first five points of the second half, coming in an 8-0 USF run for a 36-27 lead.
J.J. Moore scored six straight points for Pitt (15-13, 4-11) to cut USF's lead to 42-39 with 9:26 left in the game, but the Panthers couldn't get any closer. Moore scored a career high 21 points on 8-of-14 shooting.
Victor Rudd Jr. added 11 points and six rebounds for the Bulls, who have won four straight games. Nasir Robinson scored nine points with 11 rebounds for the Panthers, losers of four straight.
Collins scores 22 points, USF stymies PITT
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