Temple vs. Fordham: Full Game Preview

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Temple vs. Fordham: Full Game Preview
Temple
(21-8, 7-5 away)
Fordham
(6-23, 5-7 home)
Venue: Rose Hill Gym
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, March 06, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Temple K Wyatt 19.6 A Lee 7.2 K Wyatt 4.1
Fordham B Frazier 14.2 C Gaston 7.7 B Frazier 5.0

On Wednesday, Fordham hosts Temple at Rose Hill Gym. It gets started at 7 p.m. EST. The Rams are 0-6 against the Owls over the last four years. They fell 80-60 on Mar. 3, 2012, the last time they met.

Fordham is in 15th place in the conference, Temple is in fourth place.

In their last game on Mar. 2, Mandell Thomas put up 15 points and eight rebounds for the Rams in a loss to St. Joseph's (PA), 82-56. In addition to his 9.5 points per game, he is also chipping in 3.0 rebounds per game. In a 76-70 victory over Rhode Island on Mar. 2, Jake O`Brien put up 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Owls. He contributes 3.2 rebounds per game in addition to his 9.1 points per game.

In reviewing statistical differences between the teams, Temple appears to have an edge in one significant area, scoring, where the Owls have the upper hand over the Rams, 72.3 points per game to 64.3 points per game. One category in which Temple is especially proficient is turnover percentage at 16.2, ranking first in their conference (and 10th nationally).

Temple StatSmack

  • Branden Frazier is ranked 10th in the A-10 in points and 2nd in the A-10 in assists.
  • The Fordham assist leader (Branden Frazier, 144 assists) has more assists than the Temple assist leader (Khalif Wyatt, 120 assists).
  • Fordham has a much lower admission rate (more selective) according to Kiplinger (50 percent vs. 61 percent).
  • The Fordham rebounding leader (Ryan Canty, 202 rebounds) has more rebounds than the Temple rebounding leader (Anthony Lee, 195 rebounds).
  • Fordham has a much higher 4-year graduation rate than Temple according to Kiplinger (74.6 percent vs. 40 percent).
  • Ryan Canty is ranked 6th in the A-10 in rebounds.
  • The Fordham basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Temple (86 percent vs. 33 percent).
  • Fordham has an average margin of victory of 7 over Temple in five wins since 1980.
TEMPLE Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A- Khalif Wyatt 33 20 3 4 2 0 3
B Scootie Randall 0 12 6 2 1 0 1
B R. Hollis-Jefferson 31 9 6 3 2 1 2
B Anthony Lee 25 11 7 0 0 1 1
C+ Jake O`Brien 20 9 3 1 0 1 1
C Will Cummings 23 6 2 2 1 0 1
C T.J. DiLeo 19 3 2 2 1 0 0
D+ Dalton Pepper 12 3 1 1 0 0 0
D+ Quenton DeCosey 7 2 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Devontae Watson 2 2 1 0 0 1 1
D Daniel Dingle 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
FORD Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Chris Gaston 31 14 8 1 1 1 3
C+ Branden Frazier 0 14 4 5 1 0 3
C Mandell Thomas 27 10 3 2 1 0 2
C- Bryan Smith 25 8 3 1 1 0 2
C- Ryan Canty 18 6 7 0 0 1 1
D+ Ryan Rhoomes 19 4 5 0 0 1 1
D+ Travion Leonard 18 7 4 0 0 1 2
D Jermaine Myers 21 4 2 2 1 0 2
D Jeffrey Short 16 5 2 1 0 0 1
D Devon McMillan 10 3 1 1 0 0 0
F Luka Zivkovic 7 2 1 0 0 0 1
F Khalid Robinson 8 1 1 0 0 0 1
F Leo Walsh 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
F Jared Fay 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Nihad Musovic 3 0 1 0 0 0 1
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