USF at No. 7 Syracuse
When/where: 2; Carrier Dome, Syracuse, N.Y.
TV/radio: BHSN; 970-AM
Records: USF 10-4, 0-2 Big East; Syracuse 14-1, 1-1
Notable: This is the USF debut for point guard Anthony Crater, a transfer from Ohio State, and coach Stan Heath said he will come off the bench behind starter Chris Howard. The Bulls should get their first minutes this year from center Alex Rivas, who is recovering from surgery on both legs and should provide much-needed depth in the post. … Syracuse's only loss came last week against Pittsburgh. … The Orange has one of the league's breakout stars in 6-7 forward Wesley Johnson, a transfer from Iowa State who is averaging 17.3 points and 8.4 rebounds. … The Orange has six players averaging 9.6 points or more, while USF will lean heavily on junior guard Dominique Jones, who has carried more of the scoring load with forward Gus Gilchrist sidelined with a severe ankle sprain.
Greg Auman, Times staff writer