*The BHSN broadcast will be tape-delayed and will air in Tampa at 10 p.m. Fans can watch on ESPN3 at 7 p.m. at the following link: USF vs. Pitt
WHO: USF (10-16, 1-13) at No. 23 Pittsburgh (21-7, 9-6) WHEN: 7 p.m. Wednesday WHERE: Petersen Events Center, Pittsburgh, Pa. TV: BHSN/BEN (Kevin Connors and Bob Wenzel) RADIO: 98.7-FM The Fan (Jim Lighthall and Todd Kalas)
By TOM ZEBOLD
USF Senior Writer
TAMPA - The well-rested Bulls get back into action 7 p.m.
Wednesday at No. 23 Pittsburgh.
USF has had a week to prepare for the Panthers after the
Bulls' 69-54 loss at St. John's on Feb. 20 in Queens, N.Y. USF (10-16, 1-13) is
looking to snap a nine-game losing streak while the Panthers (21-7, 9-6) have
won eight of their past 11 contests.
USF star point guard Anthony Collins could reach a career
milestone with a solid game against the Panthers. The sophomore needs eight
assists to move into a tie for 10th place with Dominique Jones (328)
on USF's career list. Collins needs three more assists to top his total of
161 from last season that ranks seventh on the Bulls' single-season list.
Another player that's been a consistent contributor for USF
has been junior Victor Rudd, who posted his sixth double-double of the season
against St. John's. The forward leads the Bulls in scoring (11.5 ppg) and
rebounding with 7.1 boards per game.
USF is 5-5 all-time against the Panthers and has won the
past two meetings.
After Pitt, the Bulls return to the Sun Dome for the final
two home games of their season. USF takes on DePaul 2 p.m. Sunday and faces
UConn on Wednesday, March 6 at 9 p.m. The Bulls wrap up their regular season
Saturday, March 9 at Cincinnati.