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Gilchrist, South Florida handle SMU 67-61

Nov 14, 2009 - 4:42 AM DALLAS(AP) -- Center Augustus Gilchrist had team-leading totals of 23 points and nine rebounds to guide South Florida past SMU 67-61 in both teams' season opener Friday night.

The Bulls, who rallied from a 32-29 halftime deficit, also got good production from their guards. Chris Howard had 14 points and seven assists, and Dominique Jones added 13 points and six assists.

Guard Derek Williams led the Mustangs with 19 points, and Mouhammad Faye scored 12. Papa Dia paced SMU with eight rebounds.