Temple vs. Dayton: Full Game Preview
|Temple||K Wyatt 18.9||A Lee 7.7||K Wyatt 4.0|
|Dayton||K Dillard 14.9||D Oliver 8.4||K Dillard 4.6|
Dayton plays host to Temple at University of Dayton Arena on Saturday. It gets started at 11 a.m. EST and you can see it on ESPN U. The Flyers are 2-2 against the Owls over the last four years. The last time they played they won 87-77 on Jan. 7, 2012.
Dayton is currently in 12th place in the conference and Temple is in ninth.
In their last outing, behind 23 points from Kevin Dillard, the Flyers defeated St. Joseph's (PA) 60-54 on Feb. 6. He leads the team in points with 14.9 per game, assists with 4.6 per game, and steals with 1.2 per game. For the Owls, Khalif Wyatt put up 25 points in the 89-88 win over Charlotte on Feb. 6. With 18.9 points per game and 4 assists per game, he has team-best marks in both categories. One category in which Temple is especially proficient is turnover percentage at 16.4 percent, ranking first in their conference (and 14th nationally).
- The Dayton blocks leader (Josh Benson, 25 blocks) has more blocks than the Temple blocks leader (Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson, 24 blocks).
- Dayton is better under pressure, and has defeated Temple in 3 out of the last 5 games decided by 5 points or fewer.
- The Dayton assist leader (Kevin Dillard, 101 assists) has more assists than the Temple assist leader (Khalif Wyatt, 88 assists).
- Dayton allows fewer rebounds (30.2 allowed per game vs 35.5 allowed per game) than Temple this season.
- The Dayton rebounding leader (Devin Oliver, 184 rebounds) has more rebounds than the Temple rebounding leader (Anthony Lee, 161 rebounds).
- Kevin Dillard is ranked 9th in the A-10 in points and 5th in the A-10 in assists.
- Josh Benson is ranked 9th in the A-10 in blocks.
- Dayton is a better three-point shooting team (38.4% vs 32.5%) than Temple this season.
- Devin Oliver is ranked 2nd in the A-10 in rebounds.
- The Dayton basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Temple (90% vs 33%).
- Dayton has a better overall winning percentage over the last 10 years (63.86% to 63.14%).