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Men's college basketball preview: USF Bulls at Marquette Golden Eagles

USF at Marquette

When/where: 8:30; Bradley Center, Milwaukee

TV/radio: Bright House Sports Network; 970-AM

Records: USF 15-8, 5-6 Big East; Marquette 15-8, 6-5

Notable: USF has won four of five, including Big East victories against then-No. 17 Pittsburgh and at then-No. 8 Georgetown. Marquette has won four straight, though the wins were against teams in the bottom six of the league, with a combined Big East record of 11-33. … Marquette runs a four-guard look with no starter taller than 6-foot-6. … USF's inside presence gets a boost from the return of F Gus Gilchrist, out since December with a sprained ankle. Coach Stan Heath said he expects Gilchrist to play 20 minutes or more. … The Bulls rank last in the conference in 3-point percentage and face the league's toughest 3-point defense. Marquette is also the league's top 3-point threat, hitting 43.8 percent in conference games. … USF is pushing G Dominique Jones for All-America honors — he leads the Big East with 25.5 points per game in league play. … Marquette's best player is versatile F Lazar Hayward, who leads the team with 18.5 points and 8.7 rebounds in conference play.

Greg Auman, Times staff writer

Men's college basketball preview: USF Bulls at Marquette Golden Eagles 02/12/10 [Last modified: Friday, February 12, 2010 8:34pm]
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