Site: Sun Dome, Tampa, Fla.
Time: 9 p.m.
TV: ESPNU (Adam Amin, Tim Welsh)
Radio: WTIC-AM 1080 (Joe D'Ambrosio, Wayne Norman)
Series history: UConn, 10-1
Last meeting: UConn, 69-64 (OT) at Gampel, Feb. 3
Streaks: UConn, L2; USF, W1
UConn (19-9, 9-7)
13 SHABAZZ NAPIER, G, 6-1, Jr., 17.1 ppg – Sore right foot, a question mark for game
11 RYAN BOATRIGHT, G, 6-0, So., 15.3 – Hit 14 of 15 from the line vs. Cincinnati
21 OMAR CALHOUN, G/F, 6-5, Fr., 11.4 – Slowed by sprained wrist, 1 of 7 at Cincinnati
2 DeANDRE DANIELS, F, 6-8, So., 11.5 – Has 42 points, 18 rebounds in past two games
10 TYLER OLANDER, C, 6-9, Jr., 4.5 – Went 0 of 6 from floor at Cincinnati
0 PHIL NOLAN, C, 6-9, Fr., 1.4 – Had eight points, seven rebounds in 26 minutes at Cincinnati
12 R.J. EVANS, G, 6-3, GS, 3.0 — Will play more if Napier can't go; costly turnover at Cincy
South Florida (11-17, 2-14)
11 ANTHONY COLLINS, G, 6-1, So., 9.0 ppg — Has 167 assists, 71 turnovers, 37 steals
0 MARTINO BROCK, G, 6-6, Jr., 5.0 — Had 13 points, six rebounds in win over DePaul
2 VICTOR RUDD, F, 6-9, Jr., 11.8 — Leading rebounder at 7.0 a game
21 TOARLYN FITZPATRICK, G, 6-8, Sr., 10.4 — Had 19 points, eight rebounds in win vs. DePaul
33 KORE WHITE, F, 6-8, Sr., 3.0 — Has been to line just eight times, made four
5 JAWANZA POLAND, G, 6-4, Sr., 9.1 — Shooting 42 percent from floor, 32.2 percent on threes
What To Watch
Doing more with less: Niels Giffey is out with a broken finger; Napier is questionable with a foot injury. With Calhoun playing despite a sprained wrist, the Huskies have only seven healthy scholarship players, one of whom is former walk-on Brendan Allen, who might see some meaningful playing time. This will be another test of UConn's will and grit.
Nolan steps up: Nolan had his best game at Cincinnati, and the freshman could play a bigger role in these final two games as the Huskies evaluate and plan for next season.
Bullish on UConn? The Bulls, despite the record, have a history of playing the Huskies tough, and took them to OT in Gampel a month ago. Although this game means little to them, look for them to play hungry, with a chance to knock off a brand-name opponent before their students.
Slow-down game: South Florida plays a zone defense and likes to slow it down, and UConn, without Napier, is less equipped to play the up-tempo game it prefers. So don't look for a flowing offensive game here.
Turnover key: UConn played hard, and fairly well, but made mistakes down the stretch against Cincinnati. Players like Boatright and R.J. Evans will need to take care of the ball better.
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