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Villanova Vs. USF: Bulls Lead Wildcats 27-17 At The Half

As is often the case with South Florida, the first half of play in their matchup Wednesday evening with the Villanova Wildcats was a low-scoring, defensive affair, with the Bulls leading 27-17 at the half.

Victor Rudd Jr. has led South Florida offensively, scoring 10 points and grabbing five rebounds. Jawanza Poland has chipped in six points. As a team, the Bulls have held Villanova to just five of 25 shooting from the floor, including a goose egg zero for seven from behind the three point line.

The only Wildcats player to cause a ripple offensively was big man Mouphtaou Yarou, who has eight of Villanova's 17 points.

For more news, analysis, and discussion of the Bulls' run to March Madness, check outVoodoo Five, SB Nation's USF blog. For all your Big East news during championship week, check out Big East Coast Bias. Click here for more on the 2012 Big East Tournament.

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