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Western Kentucky at South Florida

Who: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (11-15, 6-6 in the Sun Belt Conference) vs. South Florida Bulls (16-8, 8-4).Where: Sun Dome, Tampa, 7 p.m.

TV/radio: SportsChannel-c/WQYK-1010 AM.

Coaches: Western Kentucky _ Murray Arnold. South Florida _ Bobby Paschal.

Key players: Western Kentucky _ Roland Shelton, G, 6-4 Sr. (18.5 ppg); Jerry Anderson, F, 6-8 Jr. (12.2 ppg); Anthony Palm, G, 6-1 Jr. (9.5 ppg, 5.2 apg). South Florida _ Hakim Shahid, C, 6-5 Sr. (16.9 ppg, 11.7 rpg); Radenko Dobras, G, 6-7 So. (15.9 ppg); Fred Lewis, F, 6-7 So. (12.4 ppg, 7.7 rpg); Marvin Taylor, G, 6-1 Jr. (10.7 ppg).

Last game: Western Kentucky lost to North Carolina-Charlotte 100-89 in overtime Saturday in Charlotte. South Florida beat Virginia Commonwealth 75-66 Saturday at the Sun Dome.

Notes: USF can equal its best conference mark with a win and can move one step closer to wrapping up second place, its best finish since the 1978-79 season. The Bulls had lost nine of the last 10 to the Hilltoppers before their 59-58 win in Bowling Green, Ky., earlier this month. Western Kentucky has lost all four of its conference road games this season.

_ BRIAN LANDMAN

Florida at Miami

Who: Florida Gators (6-16) at Miami Hurricanes (9-13).

Where: Miami Arena, 7:30 p.m.

Radio: WSUN-620, WPLA-910.

Coaches: Florida _ Don DeVoe. Miami _ Bill Foster.

Key players: Florida _ Dwayne Davis, F, 6-7 Jr. (13.0 ppg., 8.3 rpg.); Renaldo Garcia, G, 6-2 Jr. (11.7 ppg.); Stacey Poole, F, 6-6 Fr. (8.0 ppg., 3.5 rpg.). Miami _ Joe Wylie, F, 6-9 Jr.; Jerome Scott, G, 6-3 So.; Jake Morton, G, 6-0 So.

Last game: Miami lost to Florida State 92-73 Saturday; Florida lost to Tennessee 75-57.

Notes: The Gators hope to break an 11-game losing skid tonight and post their first victory since the departure of center Dwayne Schintzius. The Hurricanes also are struggling, but are capable of playing well at home.

_ RICK STROUD

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