What: University of Louisville Cardinals (4-3 Metro Conference, 14-6 overall) vs. University of South Florida Bulls (1-5, 12-8).
When/where: 7 p.m. today at the Sun Dome, Tampa.
TV/radio: SportsChannel cable/WQYK-1010 AM.
Coaches: Louisville _ Denny Crum (491-178 overall and at Louisville). South Florida _ Bobby Paschal (225-178 overall, 72-93 at South Florida).
Key players: Louisville _ Dwayne Morton, F, 6-6 So. (14.2 ppg); Everick Sullivan, G, 6-5 Sr. (14.1 ppg); Greg Minor, F, 6-6 So. (9.7 ppg); Cornelius Holden, C, 6-7 Sr. (9.1 ppg, 6.5 rpg). South Florida _ Radenko Dobras, G, 6-7 Sr. (18.3 ppg, 5.6 apg); Derrick Sharp, G, 6-1 Jr. (15.2 ppg); Gary Alexander, C, 6-7 Sr. (14.9 ppg, 10.9 rpg); Fred Lewis, F, 6-7 Sr. (13.7 ppg, 9.0 rpg).
Notes: The Bulls lost to Louisville at Freedom Hall 60-47, but that was with Dobras limping badly. Dobras then missed three straight games and, after playing twice, sat out last Saturday's loss at Southern Mississippi. His status is again questionable, and the Bulls will be hard-pressed to win without him. The Cardinals appear well on their way to another NCAA Tournament. They're currently unranked, but they've beaten Kansas, LSU, UNC-Charlotte and Notre Dame and have also played UCLA, Kentucky, Georgia Tech and Tulane. If the game sells out _ and there are only about 500 tickets remaining _ it would be the Bulls' third sellout of the year, matching the total from the previous 11 years.
_ BRIAN LANDMAN