USF (7-2) used an 18-5 run – from the 6:45 mark of the second half to 45 seconds left in the game - to put an otherwise close game out of reach for FAMU (7-1) and taking its biggest lead of the game, 21 points (78-57) with under a minute left.
Through the first half neither team led by more than seven points and the Bulls held a slight two-point lead (35-33) at the intermission. The Rattlers came out of the gate in the opening half with guns blazing hitting 50 percent (14-28) of its shots from the field while USF was just 12-29 (41.4 percent).
The beginning of the second half would prove to be much of the same, and the Bulls could never really shake FAMU.
The Rattlers kept the game close and trailed by as little as three points, 55-52, with 7:37 left in the game. FAMU would then go on a shooting drought not hitting another field goal until the four minute mark when Thyesis Halley converted in a lay-up with four minutes left in the game to make the score 66-56. The Rattlers would get no closer the remainder of the game.
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