Rhode Island vs. Temple: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Rhode Island vs. Temple: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Rhode Island 70
(8-19, 3-8 away)
Temple 76
(21-8, 14-3 home)
Venue: Liacouras Center
2:00PM ET / 11:00AM PT, March 02, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Rhode Island 37 33 70
Temple 36 40 76
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Rhode Island X Munford 30 M Aaman 7 M Powell 7
Temple K Wyatt 24 R Hollis-Jefferson 13 R Hollis-Jefferson 5

On Saturday, Mar. 2, Temple came out on top against Rhode Island 76-70 in A-10 action. Jake O`Brien earned a double-double in the win including 16 points and 10 rebounds. Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson also had a strong showing, scoring six points and adding 13 rebounds. Andre Malone finished with a season-high 18 points and five rebounds for the Rams. The Owls are on a five-game win streak. Temple (21-8, 9-5 A-10) gets Fordham (6-22, 2-11 A-10) on the road on Wednesday, Mar. 6.

Temple Game Notes

  • The last time Temple started the season 21-8 was 1997.
  • The win over Rhode Island extended the Temple winning streak to five games.
  • The Owls have won every game this season (5-0) after recording 41 or more rebounds.
  • Temple has won every game this season (7-0) after committing 14 or fewer turnovers.
  • Temple has won 92 percent of the time this season (12-1) when its field goal percentage has been 45.8 percent or better.
  • Temple has won every game this season (6-0) when opponents record 10 or fewer free throws made.
  • This season Temple has won 90 percent of the time (9-1) when Scootie Randall has 15 points or more, 80 percent of the time (4-1) when Jake O`Brien has six field goals made or more, and 80 percent of the time (4-1) when Khalif Wyatt has nine free throws made or more.
  • The Owls have recorded more assists than their opponents for the past four games.
  • This is the seventh win of the season where the Owls came back after being down at halftime.
  • This is the 16th game at home this season--Temple has a 6.4 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • Khalif Wyatt accounted for 31.5 percent of the team's points.
  • Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson accounted for 31.7 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • Khalif Wyatt has led the team in scoring in 18 out of 29 games this season.
  • Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson has led the team in rebounding in seven out of 29 games this season.
  • Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson recorded the 14th double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson had a career high with seven offensive rebounds.
  • Scootie Randall has six straight double-digit point games.
  • This marks the 29th 20-point game of Khalif Wyatt's career.
  • Khalif Wyatt has 15 straight double-digit point games.
  • Jake O`Brien recorded the ninth double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Jake O`Brien has five straight double-digit point games.
  • Jake O`Brien recorded a double-double. It was his first this season and ninth of his career.
  • Will Cummings had career highs with 15 points and six field goals made.

Rhode Island Game Notes

  • This loss extended the Rams losing streak to three games.
  • Xavier Munford recorded a team season high in field goals made with 12.
  • Xavier Munford accounted for 42.8 percent of the team's points.
  • Xavier Munford has led the team in scoring 17 times in 27 games this season.
  • Mike Aaman has led the team in rebounding five times in 27 games this season.
  • This marks the 10th 20-point game of Xavier Munford's career.
  • Xavier Munford has 12 straight double-digit point games.
URI PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AAndre Malone341850101
AXavier Munford343000001
B+Mike Powell37847102
BT.J. Buchanan20442101
C+N. Malesevic26263101
C+Mike Aaman26670103
-Jordan Hare6220002
-Alwayne Bigby9001100
-Ryan Brooks8010001
TEMPLE PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AJake O`Brien3516102132
AR. Hollis-Jefferson406135012
AKhalif Wyatt362433104
AScootie Randall381582003
AWill Cummings331521411
CT.J. DiLeo9013010
-Dalton Pepper5000000
-Quenton DeCosey4010002

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