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USF men vs. East Carolina

By GREG AUMAN
Published December 9, 2006


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USF men at East Carolina

When/where: 7; Williams Arena, Greenville, N.C.

Radio: 1250-AM

Records: USF 5-1, ECU 4-3

Notable: USF plays its third game in five days, after a 20-point win at Winston-Salem State on Thursday. ... Senior forward McHugh Mattis, fresh off the second triple double in school history, leads the Big East in scoring at 19 per game and in blocks at six per game and is fifth in rebounding with a team-best 8.8 per game. ... Teammate Melvin Buckley led the league in scoring, but his 6.5 points the past two games dropped his average from 22.8 points to 17.3. ... ECU is led by its undersized backcourt of 5-foot-11 guard Darrell Jenkins (13.1 points, 6.7 assists) and 6-1 guard Courtney Captain (12.7). ... The teams have a common opponent in Richmond: USF lost to the Spiders on Tuesday, and ECU lost in double overtime. ... The schools' football teams meet Dec. 23 in the Papajohns.com Bowl in Birmingham, Ala.

Greg Auman, Times staff writer