TAMPA, Fla. (AP) UConn coach Dan Hurley saw the Huskies go from a big lead to another second-half meltdown.
Laquincy Rideau had 25 points, David Collins overcame foul trouble to add 17 key second-half points, and South Florida battled back from a double-digit deficit to beat UConn 76-68 Wednesday night in the American Athletic Conference opener for both teams.
The Huskies (9-5) were looking to rebound after an 81-58 loss to defending national champion Villanova on Dec. 22. UConn led in that game 36-35 with 17 minutes left.
"Disheartening performance, just a real disappointing effort," Hurley said. "A long way to go."
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