USF vs. No. 9 Georgetown
When/where: 7; Sun Dome, Tampa
Records: USF 8-19, 2-12 Big East; Georgetown 20-6, 9-5
Notable: Georgetown was No. 8 when USF beat the Hoyas 72-64 on Feb. 3, 2010. But USF hasn't beaten a ranked team since. … The Bulls have consistently played the Big East's top teams close before fading late. … Hot-shooting G Shaun Noriega will start. He has led the Bulls in scoring in their past two games while Jawanza Poland has been slowed by a sore back. … USF's top scorer, F Augustus Gilchrist, has scored 11 or fewer in six straight games to lower his average to 11.8. … Senior G Austin Freeman leads the Hoyas at 18.2 points per game, and former Florida State F Julian Vaughn leads them at 6.4 rebounds per game.
Greg Auman, Times staff writer