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Men's college basketball preview: South Florida Bulls vs. West Virginia

USF vs. West Virginia

When/where: 4 p.m.; Sun Dome, Tampa

TV/radio: Bright House Sports Network; 1250-AM

Records: West Virginia 19-9, 8-7 Big East; USF 8-19, 3-12

Notable: USF will likely be without its No. 2 scorer, senior G Jesus Verdejo, who was on crutches Saturday with an injured right foot. … The Bulls had little besides G Dominique Jones in the first meeting with West Virginia. Jones scored 35 in a 62-59 loss in Morgantown. … Jones comes in averaging 18.1 points, but the Bulls need balanced scoring, especially on the perimeter, where guards Chris Howard and Justin Leemow have struggled offensively of late. … It's a final homecoming of sorts for West Virginia senior G Alex Ruoff, a Brooksville Central High grad who is second on the team at 16.2 points per game, just behind F Da'Sean Butler (17.7). … West Virginia lost Thursday in Bob Huggins' return to Cincinnati. … The Bulls play their final home game Tuesday against Cincinnati.

Greg Auman, Times staff writer

Men's college basketball preview: South Florida Bulls vs. West Virginia 02/28/09 [Last modified: Saturday, February 28, 2009 10:19pm]
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