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College basketball preview: USF Bulls at Connecticut Huskies


USF at Connecticut

When/where: 2; Gampel Pavilion, Storrs, Conn.

TV/radio: BHSN; 98.7-FM

Records: USF 10-10, 1-7 Big East; UConn 14-5, 4-3

Notable: USF's first half of the Big East season has been a huge drop-off from last year, and rebounding has been a major factor. The Bulls are last in the league in rebounding margin, but the Huskies are third worst. … The most glaring disparity between the teams: UConn leads the league at 72.4 points per conference game while USF is last at 53.1. … The Huskies have two elite scorers in Shabazz Napier and Ryan Boatright, challenging USF's perimeter defense. … Bulls freshmen JaVontae Hawkins and Zach LeDay are playing well as starters, but coach Stan Heath needs top scorers Victor Rudd, Toarlyn Fitzpatrick and Jawanza Poland to step up over the final five weeks of the regular season. … This is USF's first trip to Storrs since joining the Big East; previous meetings have been in Hartford. UConn leads 9-1.

Greg Auman, Times staff writer

College basketball preview: USF Bulls at Connecticut Huskies 02/02/13 [Last modified: Saturday, February 2, 2013 11:00pm]
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