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College basketball preview: USF vs. Auburn


USF vs. Auburn

When/where: 9; Sun Dome, Tampa

TV/radio: ESPNU; 1250-AM

Records: Auburn 3-5; USF 5-5

Notable: Auburn has struggled, with losses to schools such as Samford, Campbell, Jacksonville and UNC-Asheville. The Tigers have the higher scoring team at 65 ppg, so don't expect a shootout. … Auburn's top scorers are 6-5 guards Andre Malone (13.3 ppg) and Earnest Ross (11.8). … USF has gotten surprisingly good numbers from transfer G Jawanza Poland, who didn't play basketball last season after not getting a release from his junior college. He leads the team in scoring (10.9) and steals (15) and is second in assists (21). … The Bulls need perimeter shooting. PF Toarlyn Fitzpatrick (6-of-11) is the only player shooting better than 32 percent on 3-pointers. … The late tip is to accommodate an ESPNU doubleheader.

Greg Auman, Times staff writer

College basketball preview: USF vs. Auburn 12/14/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 7:25pm]
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