Friday, January 23, 2009

Nova Travels to South Florida

Foe: South Florida Bulls (7-11)(2-4)

Recent History: Villanova is undeafeated (2-0) all-time against USF. Villanova's first and only trip to South Florida came in 2005-06, when Randy Foye led the Wildcats to a 49-46 victory. Last season Nova won 72-59 in the Pavilion and were led by Shane Clark's 15 points and 7 rebounds. Dominique Jones had 29 points in that game, and averaging 18.8 points per game, he will be the player to watch this time around as well. 

Best Win: 80-58 at Depaul

Famous Alumni: Chucky Atkins, Hulk Hogan, Tony La Russa

Fun Facts
  • South Florida's basketball program was founded in 1971.
  • USF joined the Big East in 2005.

Complimentary Youtube Video:

Final Verdict: Nova needs to win this game. With the Big East as rigorous as it is, you need to win the easy ones. That doesn't mean this game will be a gimmie. USF has two Big East wins already and they played Syracuse close. However, if Villanova plays as well as they did in the UConn loss, they should walk away with a victory.

TV: ESPN Full Court 12:00

Links: AP, IBBW, VUHoops

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