Penn vs. Temple: Full Game Preview

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Penn vs. Temple: Full Game Preview
Penn
(3-14, 1-10 away)
Temple
(12-5, 8-2 home)
Venue: Liacouras Center
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, January 23, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Penn F Dougherty 15.7 F Dougherty 8.6 M Cartwright 3.4
Temple K Wyatt 17.0 A Lee 7.3 K Wyatt 3.8

Temple welcomes Pennsylvania to Liacouras Center on Wednesday. The game gets underway at 7:00 EST. The Owls are 4-0 against the Quakers over the last four years. The last time they met (11/14/2011) they won 73-67.

In their last outing, despite 31 points from Khalif Wyatt, the Owls fell to St. Bonaventure 81-78 on January 19th. He leads the team with 17.0 points per game and 3.8 assists per game. For the Quakers, Darien Nelson-Henry put up 17 points and 7 rebounds in the 79-59 loss to St. Joseph's (PA) on January 19th. He contributes 3.4 rebounds per game in addition to his 6.8 points per game.

Temple has an advantage over Pennsylvania in two significant stats. The Owls turn the ball over less than the Quakers, 10 per game to 17 per game. In addition, Temple has an advantage in scoring, 68 points per game to 61 points per game.

Pennsylvania StatSmack

  • Temple can actually jump, with more rebounds (36.3 per game vs 32.1 per game) than Pennsylvania this season.
  • Keep filling up on cupcakes. Temple has a stronger schedule than Pennsylvania this season (SOS Rank: #104 vs #322).
  • We just win. Temple has more wins over the last 5 years than Pennsylvania (132 vs 64).
  • Kids want to come here. Since 1998 Temple has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Pennsylvania (1 vs 0).
  • Temple is better under pressure, and has defeated Pennsylvania in 5 out of the last 7 games decided by 5 points or fewer.
  • At least you keep showing up. Temple has an average margin of victory of 14 over Pennsylvania in 27 wins since 1980.
  • Temple has a more potent offense, scoring more points (71.6 per game vs 62.3 per game) than Pennsylvania this season.
  • The Temple rebounding leader (Scootie Randall) has more rebounds than the Pennsylvania rebounding leader (Fran Dougherty).
  • Diaper Dandies love us. Temple has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Pennsylvania (5 vs 0).
  • The Temple assist leader (Khalif Wyatt) has more assists than the Pennsylvania assist leader (Miles Cartwright).
  • Temple has a much lower in-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Pennsylvania ($22,974 vs $53,064).
PENN Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Fran Dougherty 32 16 9 1 1 1 2
C M. Cartwright 33 13 3 3 1 0 3
D Tony Hicks 20 7 2 2 1 0 2
D D. Nelson-Henry 16 7 3 0 0 1 2
D Henry Brooks 19 6 3 1 1 0 2
D Jamal Lewis 26 4 2 3 2 0 2
D Steve Rennard 23 4 2 2 1 0 1
D Greg Louis 14 5 4 0 0 0 1
D Dau Jok 13 4 3 0 0 0 0
D- P. Lucas-Perry 10 4 1 1 1 0 0
D- Camryn Crocker 16 2 1 2 0 0 2
F Cameron Gunter 6 1 0 0 0 0 0
F Simeon Esprit 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
TEMPLE Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Khalif Wyatt 31 17 2 4 1 0 3
B Scootie Randall 35 11 7 2 1 0 2
B Anthony Lee 26 12 7 0 1 1 1
B R. Hollis-Jefferson 32 8 5 3 2 1 2
C Jake O`Brien 17 8 3 0 0 1 1
C Will Cummings 23 6 2 2 2 0 1
C- T.J. DiLeo 20 3 2 1 1 0 1
D+ Quenton DeCosey 7 2 1 1 0 0 0
D+ Dalton Pepper 11 2 1 0 0 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
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