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College basketball preview: USF Bulls at No. 21 West Virginia


USF at No. 21 West Virginia

When/where: 2; WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, W.Va.

TV/radio: BHSN; 1250-AM

Records: USF 7-13, 1-6 Big East; West Virginia 12-5, 3-2

Notable: The Bulls have lost 10 of their past 12, including at Rutgers on Thursday night. … USF's 3-point shooting has been bad enough that the best 3-point percentage of the Bulls' top 10 scorers is PG Anthony Crater (38.6 percent), who hit just 18.4 percent last season. … Crater must limit his late-game turnovers, which were costly in the Rutgers loss. … Mountaineers G Casey Mitchell is fourth in the Big East in scoring at 16.8 points per game, while F Kevin Jones is a strong rebounder, averaging 13.8 points and 6.9 rebounds. … West Virginia has more bulk inside than anyone USF has faced. Jones is 6-8, 260, and sophomores Deniz Kilicli (6-9, 270) and Danny Jennings (6-8, 260) match up well with USF's frontcourt. … West Virginia is 6-1 at home but is coming off a disappointing loss at Marshall on Wednesday.

Greg Auman, Times staff writer

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