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College basketball preview: USF Bulls at UCF

TONIGHT

USF at Central Florida

When/where: 7; UCF Arena, Orlando

TV/radio: BHSN, CBS College Sports; 1250-AM

Records: USF 1-1; UCF 2-0

Notable: It's a big road test for the Bulls, who have been unimpressive in their first two games, losing to Southern Miss and barely beating St. Francis (N.Y.). UCF has beaten West Florida and Jackson State by a combined score of 195-100. … The Bulls hold a 19-5 edge in the all-time series. … Two of NBA legend Michael Jordan's sons are on UCF's roster. Sophomore guard Marcus is the leading scorer at 20.5 points per game, while Jeffrey is sitting out this season after transferring from Illinois. … Another sophomore, 6-8 forward Keith Clanton, averages 18 points for the Knights, who have a local on the roster in Palm Harbor University's A.J. Tyler, a 6-9 forward. … The Bulls have gotten two strong games from sophomore guard Jawanza Poland, averaging a team-best 13.5 points. The top two returning scorers, forward Augustus Gilchrist and center Jarrid Famous, are tied for fourth at 7.5. … USF's perimeter defense might be a key: St. Francis hit 13 3-pointers against the Bulls on Monday, and UCF has hit 17 3-pointers in its two games.

Greg Auman, Times staff writer

College basketball preview: USF Bulls at UCF 11/17/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 17, 2010 8:38pm]
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