USF at No. 4 UConn
When/where: 6; XL Center, Hartford, Conn.
TV/radio: ESPNU; 1250-AM
Records: USF 6-8, 0-1 Big East; UConn 10-1, 0-1
Notable: All of USF's losses have been by nine points or fewer, though it will do well to keep that streak going. … Connecticut has been the surprise of the Big East, picked to finish 10th in the coaches' preseason poll. Junior G Kemba Walker has been explosive, averaging 26.9 points, which is more than USF's top two scorers (F Augustus Gilchrist and G Jawanza Poland) combined. … The Bulls have gotten strong play from junior G Hugh Robertson, who averaged just six points in USF's first nine games but has averaged 13 in the past five. … A key battle will be in the post, where UConn's Alex Oriakhi (11 points and 9.1 rebounds per game) goes up against Jarrid Famous, Ron Anderson and Gilchrist.
Greg Auman, Times staff writer