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Men's basketball preview: USF Bulls vs. Bowling Green Falcons, 7 p.m. Friday

Published Dec. 21, 2012

Tonight: USF men vs. Bowling Green

When/where: 7; Sun Dome, Tampa

Radio: 98.7-FM, 1010-AM

Records: USF 6-3, Bowling Green 5-5

Notable: USF coach Stan Heath spent two years as an assistant at Bowling Green, from 1994-96, and the Falcons gave another one of his former schools, Michigan State, a scare Tuesday in a 64-53 loss. USF sophomore Anthony Collins was named to the watch list for the Bob Cousy Award, given to the nation's top point guard (he's averaging 7.8 assists and is second on the team with 10.3 points per game). He'll have a height advantage on Bowling Green leading scorer Jordon Crawford, a 5-6 guard averaging 15.7 ppg; 6-7 F A'uston Calhoun is at 15.4. USF continues to get strong rebounding from F Victor Rudd, among the Big East leaders at 8.3 to go with his 9.7 points. USF will again be without G Shaun Noriega, sidelined with a stress fracture in his foot. Look for more minutes for Musa Abdul-Aleem, who had eight points in his first extended action Tuesday.

Greg Auman, Times staff writer

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