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Gameday and updates: USF at UConn

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South Florida at UConn men
WHEN: Today, 2
WHERE: Gampel Pavilion
RECORDS: South Florida 10-10 (1-7 Big East), UConn 14-5 (4-3)
ON THE AIR: SNY; WTIC 1080 (Joe D’Ambrosio, Wayne Norman)
LINE: UConn by 10
UP NEXT: Feb. 6 at St. John’s

SOUTH FLORIDA

  • Anthony Collins G 6-1 Jr.: Ninth nationally with 7 assists per game
  • Javontae Hawkins G 6-5 Fr.: Double-figures in 4 of past 5 games
  • Zach LeDay F 6-7 Fr.: 10 pts, 7 rebs vs. Marquette
  • Victor Rudd F 6-8 Jr.: 13 pts, 3 rebs vs. Marquette
  • Toarlyn Fitzpatrick F 6-9 Sr.: 10.1 ppg, 5 rpg
  • Jawanza Poland G 6-4 Sr.: 10.1 ppg, 4.7 rpg
  • Martino Brock G 6-6 Jr.: 5.2 ppg, 3.2 rpg

UCONN

  • Shabazz Napier G 6-0 Jr..: 18 pts on 5 FGA vs. Providence
  • Ryan Boatright G 5-10 Soph.: 19 pts, 7 assists vs. Providence
  • Omar Calhoun G 6-5 Fr.: Game-winning 3-pointer vs. Providence
  • DeAndre Daniels F 6-8 Soph.: 18 pts, 7 rebs, 4 assists vs. Providence
  • Tyler Olander F 6-9 Jr.: 0 rebs in 12 mins vs. Providence
  • Enosch Wolf C 7-1 Jr.: 5 blocks in past 2 games
  • Niels Giffey F 6-7 Jr.: Made 1 of past 11 3-point FGA
  • R.J. Evans G 6-3 R-Sr.: 2 pts, 2 assists in 7 mins vs. Providence
  • Phil Nolan F 6-9 Fr.: Has not scored in Big East play

STORY LINES
THE LITTLE GUY: South Florida point guard Anthony Collins is one of the premier facilitators in the country. UConn coach Kevin Ollie said he’s “never seen anyone dribble as low as he does. (Collins) is able to get in the thick of the defense and find their shooters and make plays so we’re going to have to contain him,” Ollie said.
USF OFFENSE: At times, it’s been tough to watch. The Bulls’ leading scorers — post players Victor Rudd and Toarlyn Fitzpatrick — are respectively shooting 37.7 percent and 39.2 percent, respectively. As a team, South Florida converts on just 40.5 percent of its field goal attempts, which ranks 300th nationally.
HUSKIES HEALTHY: Ryan Boatright (twisted ankle) was banged up following the Providence win, and Tyler Olander was still battling flu symptoms. Both are OK Ollie said. There should be no issue with either for this afternoon’s game.

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