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College basketball preview: USF Bulls vs. Villanova Wildcats

USF vs. Villanova

When/where: 7; Sun Dome, Tampa

TV/radio: BHSN; 98.7-FM, 1010-AM

Records: Villanova 10-4, 1-0 Big East; USF 9-4, 0-1

Notable: Villanova has the worst scoring defense in the Big East, giving up 67 points per game, and gives up the highest 3-point shooting percentage in the league at 41 percent, but it's still likely to be a low-scoring game, with the Bulls averaging a league-low 64.8 points. … USF beat the Wildcats three times last season, including in the Big East tournament, and a win would be well-timed with a trip to Louisville this weekend. … Villanova has 6-6 forward JayVaughn Pinkston averaging 13.2 points, while 6-3 guard Ryan Arcidiacono is getting 13. … Expect to see more of USF freshman guard JaVontae Hawkins, who saw his first action in a month (due to a back injury) in USF's loss to Syracuse.

Greg Auman, Times staff writer

College basketball preview: USF Bulls vs. Villanova Wildcats 01/08/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, January 8, 2013 10:39pm]
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