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Basketball preview: USF Bulls vs. Drexel Dragons

USF is going for its fourth straight home victory.
Guard Laquincy Rideau, shooting here against Boston College on Nov. 10, 2019, is second in scoring for USF, averaging at 12.6 points per game. [OCTAVIO JONES  |  Times]
Guard Laquincy Rideau, shooting here against Boston College on Nov. 10, 2019, is second in scoring for USF, averaging at 12.6 points per game. [OCTAVIO JONES | Times]
Published Dec. 15, 2019

Drexel (5-5) vs. USF (5-4)

Yuengling Center; 4 p.m. Sunday

BOTTOM LINE: USF squares off against Drexel in a nonconference matchup. Drexel fell 71-63 to La Salle last week. USF is coming off a 63-44 win over Dartmouth on Dec. 6.

LEADING THE CHARGE: Laquincy Rideau has averaged 12.6 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.8 steals while Bulls teammate David Collins has put up 14.4 points and 2.2 steals. For the Dragons, James Butler has averaged 14.6 points and 11.6 rebounds while Camren Wynter has put up 11 points and 5.7 assists.

FACILITATING THE OFFENSE: Wynter has either made or assisted on 45 percent of all his team’s field goals over the past three games. The sophomore guard has 21 field goals and 13 assists in those games.

SUCCESS AT 72: Drexel is 5-0 when scoring at least 72 points and 0-5 when scoring 67 or fewer.

DID YOU KNOW? USF’s defense has forced opponents into turnovers on an impressive 27 percent of all possessions, which is the 12th-highest rate in the country. The Drexel offense has turned the ball over on 24.3 percent of its possessions (ranked 342nd among Division I teams).

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