South Florida, Louisville's opponent Sunday, is the worst team in the Big East.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – In the eight seasons I have covered Big East basketball, I've learned a few things:
*They don't have donuts in the press room at the Dunkin' Donuts Center. What a crushing discovery that was.
*Syracuse is perpetually drab, one of the most overrated venues in college basketball. The forecast is terminally gray with a 0.01 percent chance of seeing the sun once every weekend.
*There's nothing finer than the Big East Tournament.
*Villanova coach Jay Wright invests as much money in his designer suits as Rick Pitino.
*Cincinnati fans have never fully regained their passion for basketball since Bob Huggins left town. I don't get that. Huggins made it to the Final Four in 1992 -- and never went back. What's the big deal?
*And nobody is ever worse that DePaul
Better change that last one.
South Florida is worse than DePaul. Check the Big East standings. The Bulls are the worst team in the league.
The Bulls have lost seven straight and 11 of 12 in the league this season. What does a 1-11 record get you? Last place in the Big East, behind Seton Hall (2-11) and DePaul (2-10). Six of the 11 defeats have been by double figures. The last three have been by an average of more than 20 points.
Rick Pitino's team faces the Bulls on Sunday at 1 p.m. Sounds as if the Cards' biggest fear will be finding out if the $35.6 million renovation to the Sun Dome included a better visitors' locker room. The place had become a dump.
Cards by 17.
Vegas says 14.
Sagarin says 14.
I say remember: South Florida is worse than DePaul.
PS: How in the world did USF ever beat Georgetown?