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South Florida Bulls at West Virginia men's basketball preview

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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

South Florida Bulls at West Virginia men's basketball preview 01/16/09 [Last modified: Friday, January 16, 2009 8:33pm]
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