USF vs. High Point
When/where: 7; Sun Dome, Tampa
Records: High Point 1-2, USF 1-1
Notable: The Bulls will likely go without junior center Alex Rivas Sanchez, who sprained his ankle late in Wednesday's game and has not practiced since. That leaves USF with three post players for two spots, so the Bulls might use a four-guard look at times. … High Point lost by 29 at Duquesne but played well at N.C. State, losing 69-56. Its top scorers are guards Eugene Harris (14 ppg) and Nick Barbour (12.7), and the team has a local in 6-11 starting center Cruz Daniels, who averages 5.3 points, 4.7 boards and two blocks. … USF has gotten 20 ppg from senior guard Jesus Verdejo, who has hit 8 of 16 3-point attempts. Sophomore guard Dominique Jones is averaging 18 despite going 1-of-9 beyond the arc. He has upped his point-guard responsibilities with a team-best 5.5 assists per game. … With Rivas Sanchez hurting, the Bulls need more from starting center B.J. Ajayi, who has six points in two games on 2-for-11 shooting. He played nine minutes at Virginia.
Greg Auman, Times staff writer