USF men vs. No. 17 Syracuse
When/where: 2 p.m.; St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa
TV/radio: Ch. 28; 620-AM
Records: USF 8-15, 2-8 Big East; Syracuse 19-4, 6-4
Notable: The Bulls are hosting downtown, and coach Stan Heath hopes a large crowd and the atmosphere can help "give us a chance to pull off a big upset." … Sophomore G Jawanza Poland is coming off a career-high 20 points vs. Providence. … Heath said F Toarlyn Fitzpatrick, a King High product, has been playing well off the bench. … Syracuse, which ended a four-game skid with a road win over No. 6 Connecticut, is led by junior F Kris Joseph (15 points per game) and senior F Rick Jackson (13.2 ppg).
Joe Smith, Times staff writer