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College basketball preview: USF Bulls at Marquette Golden Eagles


USF at Marquette

When/where: 9; Bradley Center, Milwaukee

TV/radio: ESPNU; 98.7-FM, 1010-AM

Records: USF 10-9, 1-6 Big East; Marquette 14-4, 5-1

Notable: The Bulls, last in the Big East in rebounding margin (minus-13.9), face the Big East's best (plus-5.3). … The Golden Eagles' 6-8, 290-pound Davante Gardner, who had USF in his final two coming out of high school, is averaging 14.7 points and 7.0 rebounds in conference play. … USF's freshmen played some of their best ball in Saturday's loss to Notre Dame, with forward Zach LeDay scoring a season-high 17 and guard JaVontae Hawkins 11. … USF needs Toarlyn Fitzpatrick and Victor Rudd to hit outside shots against the Big East's worst 3-point defense.

Greg Auman, Times staff writer

College basketball preview: USF Bulls at Marquette Golden Eagles 01/27/13 [Last modified: Sunday, January 27, 2013 8:12pm]
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