South Florida vs. Connecticut: Full Game Preview

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South Florida vs. Connecticut: Full Game Preview
South Florida
(10-10, 2-5 away)
Connecticut
(14-5, 11-3 home)
Venue: Harry A. Gampel Pavilion
2:00PM ET / 11:00AM PT, February 03, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
South Florida V Rudd 10.8 V Rudd 6.8 A Collins 7.0
Connecticut S Napier 16.8 D Daniels 4.7 R Boatright 4.7

South Florida heads to Harry A. Gampel Pavilion on Sunday to take on Connecticut. It starts at 2:00 EST and you can catch it on SNY, Big East Net, MASN. The Bulls are 1-3 against the Huskies over the last four years. They fell 60-57 on 12/28/2011, the last time they met.

South Florida is currently in 15th place in the conference and Connecticut is in 8th.

In their last game, Javontae Hawkins put up 14 points in the Bulls 63-50 loss to Marquette on January 28th. In addition to his 5.0 points per game, he is also chipping in 1.4 rebounds per game. For the Huskies, DeAndre Daniels finished with 18 points and 7 rebounds in the 82-79 win over Providence on January 31st. With 4.7 rebounds per game and 1.2 blocks per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.

There is one important category where Connecticut has a statistical edge, scoring, where the Huskies have the upper hand over the Bulls, 71 points per game to 61 points per game.

Connecticut StatSmack

  • South Florida has a much lower out-of-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Connecticut ($26,507 vs $38,462).
  • The South Florida basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Connecticut (50% vs 31%).
  • The South Florida assist leader (Anthony Collins) has more assists than the Connecticut assist leader (Ryan Boatright).
  • South Florida is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on South Florida is 215 lbs compared to 200 lbs for Connecticut.
  • South Florida has a much lower in-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Connecticut ($15,698 vs $21,998).
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? South Florida currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (948 to 889) than Connecticut, per the NCAA.
  • Maybe someday you'll play some real competition. South Florida has a stronger schedule (including future opponents) than Connecticut this season (Projected SOS Rank: #6 vs #17).
  • Anthony Collins is ranked 14th nationally in assists.
  • South Florida players are more experienced than Connecticut players (13,927 minutes played vs 11,559 minutes played).
  • The South Florida rebounding leader (Victor Rudd) has more rebounds than the Connecticut rebounding leader (DeAndre Daniels).
USF Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Anthony Collins 35 9 2 7 2 0 3
B- Victor Rudd 33 11 7 1 1 0 1
C+ T. Fitzpatrick 34 10 5 1 1 1 1
C+ Jawanza Poland 24 10 5 1 1 0 1
C Martino Brock 25 5 3 1 1 0 1
C- J. Hawkins 15 5 1 1 0 0 1
C- Zach LeDay 14 4 2 0 0 0 0
D+ M. Abdul-Aleem 11 4 2 0 0 0 0
D+ Kore White 16 4 3 1 1 1 1
D+ Shaun Noriega 21 8 0 1 0 0 1
D J. Omogbehin 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
D- Mike McCloskey 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
UCONN Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Shabazz Napier 36 17 4 4 2 0 2
B+ Ryan Boatright 35 16 3 5 1 0 3
B Omar Calhoun 30 11 3 1 1 1 2
B DeAndre Daniels 27 11 5 1 1 1 2
C+ Tyler Olander 21 5 4 1 0 1 1
C Niels Giffey 20 4 3 1 1 0 1
C Enosch Wolf 14 4 3 1 0 1 1
C Trey James 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
C- R.J. Evans 15 3 1 1 1 0 1
C- Dave Vandal 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
C- Pat Lenehan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
C- Leon Tolksdorf 9 1 1 1 0 0 0
D+ Phillip Nolan 8 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Tor Watts 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
D+ Keifer Lammi 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
D+ Brendan Allen 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
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