GREENVILLE, N.C. -- Alexis Yetna scored a career-high 28 points with 13 rebounds and South Florida used the second half to break away from East Carolina for a 77-57 on Saturday.
South Florida (14-6, 4-4 American Athletic Conference) led 36-34 at halftime before the Pirates took a 41-40 lead on Dimitrije Spasojevic's jumper with 17:10 remaining.
Yetna then went ballistic with a 3-pointer, 3-point play, a dunk, a layup and made 1 of 2 foul shots and the Bulls were up 54-43. Shawn Williams responded with a 3 for the Pirates (8-11, 1-6) before Yetna added another layup and South Florida lead by double digits the rest of the way. Yetna finished 11-of-13 shooting and scored 15 points in a little more than six minutes.
Jayden Gardner paced ECU with 15 points and 15 rebounds, Shawn Williams scored 12 and Spasojevic 10.
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