WHEN/WHERE: 7 p.m./XL Center in Hartford, Conn.
RECORDS: USF 12-12 (3-8 AAC), Connecticut 18-5 (6-4)
TV/RADIO: ESPN2/98.7 FM, 1010 AM
NEED TO KNOW: USF is 0-6 this season against ranked opponents. … UConn leads the all-time series 10-2, but USF won the last meeting, 65-51 last season in Tampa. … UConn is among five AAC teams — half of the membership — in this week’s AP top-25 ranking. That includes No. 10 Cincinnati, No. 13 Louisville, No. 20 Memphis and No. 23 SMU, which is ranked for the first time since 1985. … USF senior forward Victor Rudd made this week’s AAC honor roll after averaging 20 points and 8.5 rebounds in two games. … USF is coming off a 79-69 home loss against Rutgers on Saturday night. That leaves the Bulls with some work to do in the final seven regular-season games if they want to earn a first-round bye in the league tournament. … USF hosts UCF on Saturday afternoon at 1:30.