And, yes, there will be a halftime podcast today

Okay folks, I’m here at the Sun Dome and just sitting to the left of me is WVU coach Bob Huggines — not wearing a pullover jacket!

To the disappointment of many out there, he’s dressed in a stylish blue sport coat. You’ll have to wait one more year for any pullover jackets or sweaters … bummer.

Anyways, let’s focus on the basketball aspect of this game, shall we?

The beginning storyline for the Bulls today is the status of senior guard Jesus Verdejo, who is not participating in warmup stretches right now. We won’t be seeing USF’s second leading scorer today, which will hurt with USF’s effort in trying to stop the Mountaineers (19-9, 8-7).

West Virginia is tied for seventh in the Big East with Syracuse and Cincinnati, but the Orange are up big on the Bearcats right now. For Huggins, a hiccup today at the Sun Dome could prove costly in terms of an NCAA T. bid.

Watch out for Devin Ebanks, who is making a name for himself as a freshman in the Big East. Ebanks was the conference’s ROW for the second consecutive week after averaging a double-double in wins over Notre Dame and Rutgers.

At 6-foot-9 and 205 pounds, he could be an interesting matchup against the likes of Alex Rivas and perhaps even Eladio Espinosa (6-foot-7) … then again, there has to be a reason why I’m not in the coaching business…

Be back on with an update at a stoppage point.