The USF Bulls (4-2) defeated Arkansas State (2-4) 72-61 on Friday afternoon at the Sun Dome.
Malik Martin had a career high 24 points on 9-of-11 shooting and grabbed 10 rebounds for his first career double-double. USF made five of eight shots in the final eight minutes, including seven of eight free throws in the final two minutes, to secure the win. The game was tied at 43-43 with just over 12 minutes to go before USF got some breathing room with a 7-0 run.
In addition to Martin's career game, the Bulls got 13 points and six rebuounds from Tulio Da Silva. Deven Simms led Arkansas State with 15 points off the bench.
USF returns to action on Sunday when they host Eastern Michigan. Tipoff from the Sun Dome is set for 4 PM on Sunday.