USF at West Virginia
When/where: Noon; WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, W.Va.
TV/radio: Ch. 28; 1250-AM
Records: USF 6-10, 1-3 Big East; West Virginia 12-4, 1-2
Notable: The Bulls wrap up a three-game road trip against Bob Huggins' team, which had been ranked until losses to UConn and Marquette last week. Both teams have guards as top scorers — USF's Dominique Jones averages 17.3 points, while West Virginia senior Alex Ruoff from Brooksville averages 16.4. The best matchup might be between the post players, as USF's 6-foot-10 Gus Gilchrist (averaging 14 points in four Big East games) faces West Virginia's 6-9 Devin Ebanks (7.9 points and 6.1 rebounds this season). Curiously, West Virginia leads the league in offensive rebounds but ranks last in defensive rebounds. USF G Jesus Verdejo has hit just 25 percent of his shots (19 percent on 3s) in Big East play, averaging just 8.5 points per game.
Greg Auman, Times staff writer