USF vs. DePaul
When/where: 9; Sun Dome, Tampa
TV/radio: ESPNU, 620-AM
Records: DePaul 6-13, 0-7 Big East; USF 7-14, 1-7
Notable: The Bulls have won four straight against the Blue Demons, their longest streak ever against a Big East opponent. … None of the Bulls' losses have been by more than 12 points, while DePaul's past three have been by a combined 80. … First-year coach Oliver Purnell's top scorers are two freshmen who were recruited by USF. Forward Cleveland Melvin averages 14.3 points, guard Brandon Young 11.7. … Augustus Gilchrist has stepped up in the past six games, with three double doubles after one in his first two seasons with the Bulls. His free-throw shooting also has improved; he was at 55 percent until the past six games, in which he's 29-for-38 (76 percent).
Greg Auman, Times staff writer