Charlotte vs. Temple: Full Game Preview

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Charlotte vs. Temple: Full Game Preview
Charlotte
(17-4, 3-3 away)
Temple
(14-7, 10-2 home)
Venue: Liacouras Center
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, February 06, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Charlotte D Mayfield 11.7 W Clayton 7.3 P Henry 3.4
Temple K Wyatt 18.6 A Lee 7.8 K Wyatt 4.0

On Wednesday, Temple welcomes Charlotte at Liacouras Center. The game tips off at 7:00 EST. The Owls are 3-1 against the 49ers over the last four years. The last time they met (1/25/2012) they won 79-57.

Temple is in 11th place in the conference, Charlotte is in 2nd place.

In their last match-up on February 2nd, Khalif Wyatt put up 34 points for the Owls in a loss to St. Joseph's (PA), 70-69. He leads the team with 18.6 points per game and 4.0 assists per game. In a 66-65 victory over Massachusetts on February 2nd, Chris Braswell put up 9 points and 7 rebounds for the 49ers. He contributes 5.7 rebounds per game in addition to his 11.4 points per game. When considering the Four Factors, Charlotte performs well in free throw rate at 44.0. This ranks 1st in the conference and 20th in the country.

Charlotte StatSmack

  • Temple players are more experienced than Charlotte players (14,646 minutes played vs 11,379 minutes played).
  • Khalif Wyatt is ranked 1st in the A-10 in points, 7th in the A-10 in three-pointers, and 7th in the A-10 in assists.
  • The Temple rebounding leader (Anthony Lee) has more rebounds than the Charlotte rebounding leader (Willie Clayton).
  • Temple is a better free-throw-shooting team (73.3% vs 64.5%) than Charlotte this season.
  • At least you keep showing up. Temple has an average margin of victory of 15 over Charlotte in 7 wins since 1980.
  • You get an A for effort, but Temple has emerged victorious against Charlotte the last 2 times they've played.
  • Will Cummings is ranked 10th in the A-10 in steals.
  • Temple has a much better overall winning percentage over the last 5 years (73.72% to 48.95%).
  • Diaper Dandies love us. Temple has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Charlotte (5 vs 0).
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Temple currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (980 to 940) than Charlotte, per the NCAA.
  • Anthony Lee is ranked 6th in the A-10 in rebounds.
CHAR Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Pierra Henry 32 9 5 3 3 1 3
B- Chris Braswell 24 11 6 1 1 1 2
C+ D. Mayfield 26 12 4 2 1 0 2
C+ Willie Clayton 23 8 7 0 0 1 2
C Darion Clark 18 6 5 1 0 1 2
C T. Williams 22 6 3 2 1 0 2
C Denzel Ingram 23 6 1 1 1 0 1
C E. Nickerson 19 5 2 1 0 0 1
C J.T. Thompson 15 5 3 1 0 0 0
C- Ilija Ivankovic 5 0 4 0 0 0 0
D+ Ivan Benkovic 7 2 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Lamar Bradbury 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Mike Thorne 7 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Colby Lewis 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
TEMPLE Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Khalif Wyatt 33 19 3 4 2 0 3
B Scootie Randall 35 11 6 2 1 0 1
B Anthony Lee 26 11 8 0 0 1 1
B R. Hollis-Jefferson 31 8 5 3 2 1 2
C Will Cummings 23 6 2 2 2 0 1
C Jake O`Brien 18 8 2 1 1 1 1
C T.J. DiLeo 19 3 2 2 1 0 1
D+ Quenton DeCosey 8 2 1 1 0 0 0
D+ Dalton Pepper 11 2 1 0 0 0 1
D Daniel Dingle 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Devontae Watson 3 2 1 0 0 1 1
D Jimmy McDonnell 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
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