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Tulsa snaps six-game skid with 82-68 win over South Florida

By The Associated Press | Posted - Feb. 23, 2017 at 9:40 p.m.

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Pat Birt scored 16 points and led five players in double-figure scoring as Tulsa snapped a six-game losing streak with an 82-68 win over South Florida in an American Athletic Conference battle Thursday night.

Tulsa took a 39-34 advantage at halftime and pulled away in the second half.

Martins Igbanu added 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds for the Golden Hurricane and Jaleel Wheeler contributed 13 points.

The Golden Hurricane currently is in seventh place in the conference standings, one game behind Memphis and two games ahead of East Carolina. Tulsa (13-14, 7-8) plays at East Carolina on Sunday before returning home to face conference leader Southern Methodist and Tulane to complete its regular season.

Geno Thorpe scored 24 points for South Florida, which has lost back-to-back games after snapping a 12-game losing streak with a win over East Carolina, its lone conference victory. The Bulls (7-20, 1-15) return home to face Central Florida and Temple to complete the regular season.

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