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Men's basketball preview: USF at No. 1 Pittsburgh


USF at No. 1 Pittsburgh

When/where: 7; Petersen Events Center

TV/radio: ESPNU; 1250-AM

Records: USF 6-9, 1-2 Big East; Pittsburgh 15-0, 3-0

Notable: USF is coming off its second-ever Big East road win, over DePaul on Saturday, but the Bulls now have a much greater challenge. They have never beaten a team ranked higher than No. 15, though Pittsburgh has looked vulnerable, winning by only six last week at Rutgers. Pitt is the Big East's top team in rebounding margin, 10.5 a game, so USF must limit the presence of 6-foot-7, 265-pound DeJuan Blair (14.8 points and 12.6 rebounds a game), as well as 6-6 F Sam Young, who is second in the league with 19 points per game. Most of USF's scoring has come from Gs Dominique Jones (17) and Jesus Verdejo (15.2), though freshman F Gus Gilchrist had a season-high 16 against DePaul.

Greg Auman, Times staff writer

Men's basketball preview: USF at No. 1 Pittsburgh 01/13/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, January 13, 2009 7:22pm]
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