WHO: USF (10-12, 1-9) at Villanova (14-9, 5-5) WHEN: 3 p.m. Saturday WHERE: The Pavilion, Philadelphia, Pa. TV: ESPNU (Beth Mowins and Tim Welsh) RADIO: 98.7-FM The Fan (Jim Lighthall and Todd Kalas)
By TOM ZEBOLD
USF Senior Writer
TAMPA - USF gets another shot at Villanova 3 p.m. Saturday
when the programs clash at The Pavilion in Philadelphia.
The Bulls are looking to snap a five-game league losing
streak and bounce back from a 70-47 home loss to No. 24 Marquette on Wednesday
"We know how the league is, there are no reprieves here,"
USF head coach Stan Heath said. "You face a ranked team in Marquette and then
we have to go to Villanova. You've got to pick up the pieces, put that behind
us and play a team that continues to get better and better."
The Wildcats (14-9, 5-5) snapped a two-game losing streak
with a 94-71 win over DePaul on Tuesday and they defeated USF, 61-53, in the programs'
first meeting of the season Jan. 9 at the Sun Dome.
Heath knows the Bulls have to turn the page quickly in order
to get back on track for the Big East stretch run that continues 9 p.m.
Wednesday at home against Providence. Both of USF's games on Saturday and
Wednesday will be televised nationally on ESPNU.
"If you carry that loss into the next game, the league is
very unforgiving," Heath said. "Nobody cares, nobody feels sorry for you. They
come right at you like Marquette did to us."
After Providence, USF's Sun Dome
stay continues Sunday, Feb. 17 at 1 p.m. against Louisville. Purchase tickets
for the remainder of the Bulls' home games HERE.