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USF Vs. Pittsburgh: Bulls Look For Bounce-Back Victory Over Streaking Panthers

The South Florida Bulls host the Pittsburgh Panthers Wednesday in a Big East Conference men's basketball game (7 p.m. on ESPN3).

The South Florida Bulls men's basketball team will be looking for a bounce-back victory Wednesday, as they host the streaking Pittsburgh Panthers in a Big East Conference contest (7 p.m. on ESPN3) at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. USF (13-10, 6-4 Big East) has dropped two of their last three games, while the Panthers (15-9, 4-7) have rallied off four straight after starting league play with seven consecutive losses.

On Saturday, the Bulls were routed at the No. 12-ranked Georgetown Hoyas, 75-45. The loss was the worst in league play for USF, which has had its best start to conference play in school history reach a lull.

In the loss, the Bulls shot just just 31-percent from the field and committed 17 turnovers, as senior forward Augustus Gilchrist, who's pacing USF with 11.0 points per game, netted a team-best 15 points.

In USF's four Big East losses it has, not surprising, failed to score 50 or more points.

Meanwhile, Pitt is finally finding a rhythm on offensive as senior point guard Travon Woodall has returned to the starting lineup after missing time because of a groin strain and abdominal tear.

On Sunday, Woodall netted a game-best 29 points in his fifth game back to help the Panthers defeat the Villanova Wildcats, 79-70.

Senior point guard Ashton Gibbs paces Pittsburgh with 16.9 points per game, while Woodall is averaging 13.3.

For more on USF basketball, visit the SB Nation blog Voodoo Five, while Cardiac Hill has everything on the Panthers.

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