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Edwards leads No. 10 Houston over USF for 8th straight win

NCAA Basketball: South Florida at Houston

Jan 18, 2022; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Cougars guard Kyler Edwards (11) reacts after a play during the second half against the South Florida Bulls at Fertitta Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

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HOUSTON - Kyler Edwards had 23 points and seven rebounds, Fabian White Jr added 16 points and five rebounds, and No. 10 Houston won its eighth straight by beating South Florida 74-55 on Tuesday night.

Edwards, who scored a career-high 29 points with seven 3-pointers on Saturday night, had six 3-pointers against the Bulls and 17 first-half points. Josh Carlton finished with 15 points and five rebounds, and Taze Moore scored 13 points for the Cougars (16-2, 5-0 American Athletic Conference).

Houston, which shot 45%, won its 35th straight home game - the third-longest active home-winning streak in the nation behind Gonzaga and Liberty.

DJ Patrick scored 19 points, and Caleb Murphy added 12 points for the Bulls (6-11, 1-4), which lost their fourth in the last five games.

South Florida shot 35%, went seven of 22 on 3-pointers and were forced into 17 turnovers, which Houston turned into 17 points.

After South Florida scored the first four points of the game, Houston used a 17-2 run over a six-minute span to open up an 11-point lead. Houston upped its lead to as much as 23 in the first half and led 38-18 at the half.


South Florida: The Bulls have not beaten a ranked team since Feb. 29, 2012, at Louisville. . South Florida struggled shooting in the first half, making 28% of its shots and going 1 for 10 on 3-pointers. . The Bulls outrebounded Houston, 39-36.

Houston: The Cougars have won 11 straight against South Florida. . Houston guard Jamal Shead, who sprained his right ankle early in the game Saturday night and missed the rest of it, came off the bench on Tuesday and played 20 minutes. He played with a sleeve on his right leg.


Houston donned the uniforms worn by the team from the late 1950s until the 1985-86 season.


South Florida: Hosts Temple on Saturday.

Houston: Hosts East Carolina on Saturday.