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College basketball preview: USF Bulls at No. 25 Cincinnati Bearcats


USF at No. 25 Cincinnati

When/where: 7; Fifth Third Arena, Cincinnati

TV/radio: BHSN; 1250-AM

Records: USF 6-11, 0-4 Big East; Cincinnati 15-1, 2-1

Notable: So many stats working against USF tonight. Cincy is 11-0 at home; USF is 0-6 on the road. Cincinnati has the Big East's top scoring defense, allowing 54.9 points per game, while USF has the league's lowest-scoring offense at 62.5 points. Cincinnati leads the league in turnover margin, while USF ranks last. … The Bearcats are led by 6-3 G Dion Dixon (12.6 ppg) and 6-9 F Yancy Gates (12.1 ppg, 7.2 rpg), while USF counters with 6-10 Augustus Gilchrist (13 ppg) and 6-4 G Jawanza Poland (10.2). … USF is 1-11 against teams in the RPI top 150 this season, and Cincinnati's RPI is 57. USF's is 127. …The Bearcats are coming off their first loss, 73-62 at Villanova on Sunday.

Greg Auman, Times staff writer

College basketball preview: USF Bulls at No. 25 Cincinnati Bearcats 01/11/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 9:18pm]
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