WHEN/WHERE: 1 p.m.; Freedom Hall, Louisville.
TV/RADIO: ESPN2; WQYK-AM 1010.
RECORDS: USF 14-13, 7-9 C-USA; DePaul 16-11, 8-8.
COACHES: USF _ Seth Greenberg (107-99, seventh season; 212-169 overall). Dave Leitao (16-11, first season; 38-46).
KEY PLAYERS: USF _ Will McDonald, C, 6-11 Sr. (16.0 ppg, 8.3 rpg); Reggie Kohn, PG, 6-1 Sr. (9.8 ppg, 6.3 apg, 2.1 spg); Jimmy Baxter, G/F, 6-5 Jr. (14.6 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 2.6 apg). DePaul _ Sam Hoskin, F/C, 6-9 Sr. (15.2 ppg, 7.6 rpg); Andre Brown, F, 6-9 Jr. (9.0 ppg, 8.6 rpg); Delonte Holland, F, 6-7 Jr. (10.9 ppg, 3.7 rpg).
NOTES: This is the first of four opening-round games in the C-USA tournament. The winner plays No. 2 seed Memphis at 1 p.m. Thursday. USF freshmen Danny Oglesby (five starts) and Yusuf Baker (13) have played well since becoming starters but reserves Terrence Leather and Gerrick Morris likely will be called on to help contain Hoskin and Brown. Backup guard Brian Swift was superb the previous eight games before going scoreless in Saturday's 75-63 loss at TCU. The Blue Demons' frontcourt has been superb but their guards have struggled.
_ Compiled by Pete Young.