USF at UCF
When/where: 7; UCF Arena, Orlando
TV/radio: BHSN; 1010-AM.
Records: USF 3-2, UCF 3-3
Notable: Free throws have killed USF on the road in close losses at Virginia and in overtime at UAB by a combined three points. UCF just lost to Morehead State, so this is a game the Bulls should win in their last game before transfers Mike Mercer and Gus Gilchrist join the team next week. The Knights are led by 6-4 senior G Jermaine Taylor, who averages 18.2 points. F A.J. Tyler, a Palm Harbor U. grad who transferred from Clemson, averages 7.0 points and 4.0 rebounds. The Bulls have been led by guards Jesus Verdejo (17.6 ppg) and Dominique Jones (16.0), with Verdejo getting a career-high 26 points at UAB on Wednesday. Verdejo is hitting 46.3 percent on 3-pointers, but the rest of the team is hitting just 22 percent. The Bulls get a week off before returning to action Dec. 14 at home against Niagara.
Greg Auman, Times staff writer