Just an update on USF basketball:
The USF Dons men's bball team (4-11) opens conference play against the University of San Diego Toreros (7-10 overall), on January 12, at San Diego.
The men's team faces a very competitive San Diego team. The Toreros played very well in a loss to USC in November. More impressively on December 29, 2007, they stunned Kentucky in their own Lexington backyard. As for the Dons, though showing some spark in an OT loss to a good Holy Cross team, coming off of six straight losses, a "W" in San Diego might be too much for new USF coach (the legendary) Eddie Sutton (798 career D-I victories) to ask for.
The women's bball team (9-6) opens conference play against U of S.D. (10-5), also on January 12, but in San Francisco, at War Memorial.
Sorry, I don't know much about the strengths of the women's teams... but the women's season, so far, looks more promising than the mens'.