Temple vs. Xavier: Full Game Preview

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Temple vs. Xavier: Full Game Preview
Temple
(10-3, 3-2 away)
Xavier
(7-6, 4-3 home)
Venue: Cintas Center
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, January 10, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Temple K Wyatt 15.4 S Randall 7.4 K Wyatt 3.9
Xavier S Christon 13.6 T Taylor 7.6 S Christon 4.6

In their last outing, despite 26 points from Khalif Wyatt, the Owls fell to Kansas 69-62 on January 6th. He leads the team with 15.4 points per game and 3.9 assists per game. The Musketeers were defeated by Wake Forest 66-59 on January 2nd despite 18 points and 10 rebounds from Travis Taylor. With 7.6 rebounds per game and 0.6 blocks per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.

Xavier StatSmack

  • Will Cummings is ranked 6th in the A-10 in steals.
  • It's only wins and losses, but Temple has a better overall record than Xavier this season (10-2 vs 7-5).
  • Diaper Dandies love us. Temple has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Xavier (5 vs 0).
  • The Temple blocks leader (Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson) has more blocks than the Xavier blocks leader (Travis Taylor).
  • The Temple rebounding leader (Scootie Randall) has more rebounds than the Xavier rebounding leader (Travis Taylor).
  • The Temple scoring leader (Khalif Wyatt) has more points than the Xavier scoring leader (Semaj Christon).
  • The Temple steals leader (Will Cummings) has more steals than the Xavier steals leader (Semaj Christon).
  • Temple is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Temple is 211 lbs compared to 202 lbs for Xavier.
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Temple currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (980 to 965) than Xavier, per the NCAA.
  • Temple waxed Xavier by 13 points the last time they played (Feb 11, 2012).
  • Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson is ranked 9th in the A-10 in steals and 8th in the A-10 in blocks.
TEMPLE Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Scootie Randall 36 12 7 2 1 0 2
B Khalif Wyatt 30 16 2 4 1 0 3
B Anthony Lee 25 11 7 1 1 1 1
B R. Hollis-Jefferson 31 8 6 3 2 1 2
C Will Cummings 23 6 2 2 2 0 2
C Jake O`Brien 17 8 3 0 1 1 1
C- T.J. DiLeo 19 3 2 1 1 0 1
D+ Quenton DeCosey 8 3 2 1 0 0 0
D+ Dalton Pepper 11 3 2 0 1 0 1
D Daniel Dingle 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Devontae Watson 3 2 1 0 0 1 1
D Jimmy McDonnell 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
XU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Travis Taylor 31 12 8 1 1 1 2
B- Semaj Christon 33 14 2 5 2 0 4
C+ Myles Davis 10 3 1 3 0 0 1
C Justin Martin 30 9 5 1 1 0 2
C Dee Davis 32 10 2 4 1 0 3
C Jeff Robinson 23 8 5 0 1 0 1
C Isaiah Philmore 25 6 5 1 0 0 1
C- Brad Redford 20 7 1 1 0 0 1
D+ James Farr 6 2 2 0 0 0 0
D+ Erik Stenger 12 2 3 0 0 0 1
D Landen Amos 6 0 1 0 0 0 0
D Joe Schuessler 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Kevin Coker 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
D- Tim Whelan 4 0 0 0 0 0 1
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