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South Florida vs. California NCAA Tournament game preview capsule

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USF men vs. California

NCAA Tournament first round

When/where: 9:10 p.m., University of Dayton Arena, Dayton, Ohio.

TV/radio: TruTV, 1010-AM, 620-AM.

Records: USF 20-13, 12-6 in Big East; Cal 24-9, 13-5 in Pac-12.

Notable: Cal was ranked for the first month of the season, peaking at No. 20 in the AP poll and No. 18 in the coaches' poll. … USF is very balanced in scoring. Leading scorer Augustus Gilchrist averages 9.6 points a game (lowest ever for a Bulls' leading scorer) and the No. 7 scorer, G Hugh Robertson, averages 6.8. One advantage for USF is a deeper bench; Toarlyn Fitzpatrick and Jawanza Poland average a combined 48 minutes per game and Cal gets only 28 minutes a game from its top two subs. … USF's Victor Rudd played against three Cal players — Allen Crabbe, Justin Cobbs and the injured Richard Solomon — in high school in Los Angeles. … Today's winner plays Friday night in Nashville against fifth seed Temple. Fans in ESPN.com's Bracket Challenge are picking the USF-Cal winner to beat Temple on 23 percent of submitted brackets.

Greg Auman, Times staff writer

South Florida vs. California NCAA Tournament game preview capsule 03/13/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 11:00pm]
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