Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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Men's basketball: USF Bulls vs. Georgetown Hoyas preview

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USF vs. Georgetown

When/where: 6 tonight; Sun Dome, Tampa

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

Records: USF 9-7, 0-4 Big East; Georgetown 12-3, 2-2

Notable: The Bulls are the only Big East team without a conference win. Thursday's 70-67 loss at Rutgers saw USF shoot much better without the stifling defense it has had in most games. Georgetown beat the Bulls by 30 last season and has won the past three meetings. Coach John Thompson III has a young, promising team that was ranked No. 19 before taking a one-point loss at Marquette on Jan. 5 and a 28-point shellacking Jan. 8 against Pittsburgh. Sophomore forward Otto Porter leads the Hoyas at 13.8 points and 7.7 rebounds a game; junior Victor Rudd leads USF with 11.4 and 7.6, but he hasn't found his shot in Big East play. USF freshmen JaVontae Hawkins and Zach LeDay, who combined for 15 points in the first half Thursday, are seeing their minutes increase as the season progresses.

Greg Auman, Times staff writer

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