TAMPA - Victor Rudd scored seven of his 23 points in the second overtime, lifting South Florida to a 68-66 victory over Florida Gulf Coast on Tuesday night.
The game ended on a critical call. With 0.3 seconds remaining, Florida Gulf Coast guard Jamail Jones threw an inbounds pass over 7-foot-3 center Jordan Omogbehin to Chase Fieler at the opposite end of the court.
Fieler caught the ball and dropped in short jumper as he fell backward out of bounds. The shot was ruled too late because it was not a tip-in.
Bernard Thompson scored 25 of his career-high 32 points for Florida Gulf Coast (5-5) after South Florida (6-2) took a 23-21 halftime lead. Teammate Brett Comer had 17 points but missed a desperation shot from long range as time ran out in the first overtime, forcing a second overtime period.