In American Athletic Conference men's basketball action on Tuesday (Jan. 7), ECU and Houston both picked up league wins.
ECU 62, USF 59 - Box Score
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Jayden Gardner had 23 points, 10 rebounds and a key blocked shot as East Carolina defeated USF, 62-59, on Tuesday night.
ECU led 60-57 after a 3-pointer by Bitumba Baruti with 1:26 to go in the second half.
David Collins made an uncontested layup for South Florida, making the score 60-59 with 1:01 remaining but the Bulls did not score again.
Tristen Newton made both ends of a one-and-one with 15 seconds to go and Gardner blocked a potential tying 3-pointer with 6 seconds left.