Date: November 18, 2010
Location: Orlando, Fla.
Tip-off: 7 p.m.
TV: CBS College Sports - Jason Knapp and Pete Gillen
Radio: WHNZ - Jim Lighthall and Todd Kalas
Webcast: BullsVision on GoUSFBulls.com
Arena: UCF Arena
Officials: Doug Sirmons, Chris Beaver, John Higgins
USF Bulls (1-1)
UCF Knights (2-0)
Scoring per Game
Jawanza Poland, 13.5 ppg
Ron Anderson, 10.5 ppg
Rebounds per Game
Shedrick Haynes, 4.5 apg
Scoring per Game
Marcus Jordan, 20.5 ppg
Keith Clanton, 18.0 ppg
Rebounds per Game
Keith Clanton, 8.0 rpg
Assists per Game
A.J. Rompza, 5.0 apg
Last Time Out
W, 74-71 vs. St. Francis
W, 80-39 vs. Jackson State
USF is 19-5 against UCF with 10 wins in the last 11 matchups. The Bulls defeated the Knights 69-65 in Tampa last season. Jarrid Famous posted a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds and Toarlyn Fitzpatrick had nine boards in the game. USF has a 19-5 edge in the series with the Knights, which dates back to 1972
• Last season, Dominique Jones scored 27 points to lift the host Bulls to a 69-65 win over the Knights at the Sun Dome on Dec. 16, 2009
• Isaac Sosa led UCF with 14 points, and Marcus Jordan came off the bench to score 11 points in the loss.
•In the last meeting in Orlando, Jermaine Taylor recorded 30 points as UCF beat USF 71-63 on Dec. 6, 2008 in front of 6,695 fans, which at the time was the second-largest crowd in UCF Arena history.
• Jones, who averaged 29.3 points in three career games versus UCF, led the Bulls with 31 points.
USF: Head coach Stan Heath is entering his 24th season of coaching, 10th as a head coach and fourth at USF. He has posted a 154-132 overall record and is 42-55 at USF. Heath has made three NCAA appearances (2002-Kent State, 2006 and 2007- Arkansas) and one NIT appearance in his nine-year career.
UCF: Donnie Jones is in his first season as the head coach of the UCF Knights after three years at Marshall. Jones, who is 57-41 overall and 2-0 at UCF, took the Herd to the second round of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament last season.
USF Player To Watch
Sophomore transfer Jawanza, who's in his first season with the Bulls, earned a starting position and is leading the team in scoring with 13.5 ppg. The former Jayhawk Conference Freshman of the Year scored 12 points and grabbed four rebounds off the bench against Southern Miss then started and scored 15 against St. Francis.
USF 2010-11 Roster
1 R on Anderson Jr. F 6-8 255 R Jr. Upper Marlboro, Md. | Kansas State | McCallie School - Tenn. A physical player in the post who is relentless on the boards. Sat out the 2009-10 season after transferring from Kansas State.
3 LaVonte Dority G 6-1 195 Fr. Chicago, Ill. | Edwin G. Foreman HS - Played nine minutes in two games as a reserve point guard ... Rated by ESPN as one of the top 50 JC point guards in the country.
5 Jawanza Poland G 6-4 200 So. A spark off the bench in the opener, earned a starting role in the second game of the year ... 4-for-9 from long range.
10 Anthony Crater G 6-1 170 Jr. Flint, Mich. | Ohio State | Brewster Academy - N.H. -A speedy point guard who plays stingy defense ... Has played the most minutes (54) on the team ... First-career start vs. USM.
11 Shedrick Haynes G 6-0 180 Jr. Sarasota, Fla. | Lackawanna College - Pa. | Booker HS - Leads team in assists (9) ... Six points in his USF debut against Southern Miss ... Also handed out three assists and hit a long ball.
22 Shaun Noriega G 6-4 195 So. North Port, Fla. | North Port HS - Sharp shooter who came off the bench to hit 4-of-6 threes vs St. Francis... Started season opener vs. USM.
23 Mike Burwell G 6-6 210 So. East Brunswick, N.J. | South Kent School | Cardinal McCarrick HS - A reserve shooter averaging two two minutes per game ... Averaged 1.2 ppg and 0.7 rpg in 4.8 mpg in 2009-10.
24 Augustus Gilchrist F 6-10 245 Jr. Clinton, Md. | Maryland | Progressive Christian Academy - Big man who can step out and drain the three... Ten rebounds and eight points vs. USM... Missed 15 games with ankle sprain last year.
25 Alberto Damour F 6-5 225 Sr. Poinciana, Fla. | Poinciana HS - Walk on from Poinciana High in Florida.
31 Jarrid Famous F 6-11 240 Sr. Bronx, N.Y. | Westchester CC | Blessed Sacrament HS - Has 15 total rebounds in two games ... Ten points and eight rebounds vs. USM ... Had seven double-doubles last season.
32 Toarlyn Fitzpatrick F 6-8 230 So. Tampa, Fla. | King HS - Playing a reserve role after starting 22 games as a true freshman ... Averaged 4.3 ppg and 4.5 rpg last year.
34 Hugh Robertson G 6-6 202 Jr. Macon, Ga. | Tallahassee CC | Northeast HS - Athletic JC transfer who earned a starting spot ... Nation's No. 2 JC prospect at the shooting guard/small forward position.
13 Jordan Heath G 6-0 185 Fr. Detroit, Mich. | Tampa Prep - Walk on to the 2010-11 team ... Will sit out 2010-11 with an injury ... Son of head coach Stan Heath.
33 Victor Rudd F 6-7 207 So. Los Angeles, Calif. | Arizona State | Findlay Prep - Nev. - Will sit out 2010-11 after transferring from Arizona State ... Played 15 games for the Sun Devils last season ... Averaged 2.5 ppg.
UCF 2010-11 Roster
1 Tristan Spurlock * F 6-8 220 So. Woodbridge, Va./Word of Life Christian (Virginia)
2 Jarvis Davis G 6-1 175 Fr. Columbia, S.C./Ridge View (Hargrave Military Academy)
3 A.J. Rompza G 5-9 160 Jr. Chicago, Ill./Whitney Young
5 Marcus Jordan G 6-3 205 So. Chicago, Ill./Whitney Young
10 Dwight McCombs F/C 6-8 245 Jr. Chicago, Ill./Whitney Young (Moraine Valley CC)
11 Isaac Sosa G 6-3 190 Jr. Guaynabo, Puerto Rico/Grandview Prep - Fla.
12 Taylor Young G 6-1 185 Sr. Orlando, Fla./The First Academy
13 Jeff Jordan * G 6-1 180 Jr. Chicago, Ill./Loyola Academy (Illinois)
14 Dogukan Kuzucan G 6-2 175 So. Istanbul, Turkey/Lincoln Park - Ill.
15 David Diakite F 6-6 215 So. Washington, D.C./National Christian Academy
21 P.J. Gaynor F 6-8 205 Jr. Jacksonville, Fla./Mandarin
22 Amara Thompson G 6-4 175 So. Tucker, Ga./Tucker (IMG Academy)
24 Josh Crittle * F/C 6-8 260 Jr. Bellwood, Ill./Hales Franciscan (Oregon)
25 A.J. Tyler F 6-9 225 Sr. Palm Harbor, Fla./Palm Harbor University (Clemson)
32 Isaiah Sykes G/F 6-5 205 Fr. Detroit, Mich./Denby
33 Keith Clanton F 6-8 245 So. Orlando, Fla./Orlando Christian Prep
41 Tom Herzog C 7-0 250 Sr. Flint, Mich./Powers (Michigan State)