Collins scored on a layup, then Shaun Noriega hit a long 3-pointer to give South Florida its first lead of the game at 24-21 with 16:54 to go.
Collins, Rudd and Toarlyn Fitzpatrick all agreed that focusing on defense to set up the offense, along with spreading out the Owls so they could attack the basket better helped.
"The basket looked a lot bigger for us in the second half after we locked in on defense," Fitzpatrick said.
The Bulls hit nine of their first 11 to start the second half, part of a 31-6 stretch in rallying from their largest deficit at 19-8. They finished the spurt in style, too. Fitzpatrick hit a bucket and then connected on consecutive 3-pointers. Rudd gave South Florida its biggest lead adding a third straight 3, putting the Bulls up 39-25 with 12:03 left.
Temple, which averaged 76.1 points during the season, came back with 11 straight points capped by a 3-pointer by Wyatt with 5:44 left. Rudd answered with a 3, then Wyatt was called for a technical after he complained that no foul was called when he drove to the basket and missed.
Rudd hit his fourth 3-pointer with 2:34 to push the lead back to 48-38, and the Bulls finished off their second straight NCAA win.
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