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College basketball previews: USF Bulls women vs. Dayton Flyers at Saint Peter's Holiday Classic; No. 10 Florida Gators at Rutgers Scarlet Knights


USF women vs. Dayton

When/where: 5; Yanitelli Center, Jersey City, N.J.

Radio: 1010-AM

Records: USF 7-5, Dayton 6-4

Notable: The Bulls are back off an 11-day break, participating in the Saint Peter's Holiday Classic as a final tuneup for Big East play, which starts next week. … Dayton lost by 11 at Cincinnati — USF's first league opponent at home Tuesday — so it's another measuring stick for the Bulls. … The Bulls continue to have one of their shortest players — G Jasmine Wynne — as their top rebounder, averaging 6.1 boards and a team-best 14.7 points. … USF will play again Friday, against either host Saint Peter's or Binghamton.

Greg Auman, Times staff writer

No. 10 Florida men at Rutgers

When/where: 7; Rutgers Athletic Center, Piscataway, N.J.

TV/radio: ESPN2; 620-AM

Records: Florida 10-2, Rutgers 7-5

Notable: The Gators return to the court for the first time since last Thursday's big win over rival Florida State at home. … Although the teams have met six times, this is Florida's first time playing on the Scarlet Knights' home court. … Tonight's game will be a bittersweet homecoming for Florida G Mike Rosario, who sat out all of last season after transferring from Rutgers. Rosario, who scored more than 1,000 points in two seasons at Rutgers, has missed the past two games with a chronic back injury, and although he has been cleared to play by the team's medical staff he has had limited practice over the past two weeks. … Rutgers is led by F Gilvydas Biruta, who is averaging 11.7 points and 6.1 rebounds. … Rutgers has exhibited stellar defensive play, holding opponents to 38.8 percent shooting from the field and 61.3 points per game.

Antonya English, Times staff writer

College basketball previews: USF Bulls women vs. Dayton Flyers at Saint Peter's Holiday Classic; No. 10 Florida Gators at Rutgers Scarlet Knights 12/28/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, December 28, 2011 11:45pm]
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