Chris O'Meara, Associated Press
TAMPA, Fla. — Jeremy Lamb scored 16 of his 23 points in the second half, helping No. 9 Connecticut hold off South Florida 60-57 on Wednesday night in their Big East opener without suspended coach Jim Calhoun.
Lamb led a game-ending surge with a jumper and three free throws in the final 1:46 to help the Huskies (11-1, 1-0) close out their sixth consecutive victory.
Toarlyn Fitzpatrick had 14 points and 12 rebounds for USF (7-7, 0-1), which hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer.
Calhoun did not make the trip to Tampa, remaining behind as he began serving a three-game suspension by the NCAA for failing to create an atmosphere of compliance within the program.
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