VCU vs. Temple: Full Game Preview

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VCU vs. Temple: Full Game Preview
(21) VCU
(24-6, 8-3 away)
Temple
(22-8, 14-3 home)
Venue: Liacouras Center
1:00PM ET / 10:00AM PT, March 10, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
VCU T Graham 15.7 J Reddic 8.2 D Theus 4.9
Temple K Wyatt 19.5 A Lee 7.3 K Wyatt 4.1

Temple welcomes No. 21 Virginia Commonwealth to Liacouras Center on Sunday. It takes place at 12 p.m. EST and you can catch it on CBS.

Temple maintains fourth place in the A-10 while Virginia Commonwealth is in first place. Temple is looking to add to its six-game win streak.

In a 74-55 beatdown of Fordham on Mar. 6, Khalif Wyatt put up 19 points and 11 rebounds for the Owls. On top of his scoring average of 19.5 points per game, he delivers 4.1 assists per game. For the Rams, Treveon Graham finished with 21 points in the 93-82 win over Richmond on Mar. 6. He leads the team with 15.7 points per game. Areas of strength for Virginia Commonwealth include: offensive rebounding percentage at 37.8 and turnover percentage at 17.1.

Virginia Commonwealth StatSmack

  • Diaper Dandies love Temple. Temple has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Virginia Commonwealth (5 vs. 2).
  • Temple is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Temple is 211 lbs compared to 199 lbs for Virginia Commonwealth.
  • Temple is taller. The average height of the top 8 players on Temple is 77.5 inches compared to 76.5 inches for Virginia Commonwealth.
  • Temple has a better record in close games than Virginia Commonwealth this season (7-4 vs. 3-3).
  • The Temple blocks leader (Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson, 32 blocks) has more blocks than the Virginia Commonwealth blocks leader (Juvonte Reddic, 28 blocks).
  • Will Cummings is ranked 10th in the A-10 in steals.
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Temple currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (980 to 956) than Virginia Commonwealth, per the NCAA.
  • Since 1998, Temple has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Virginia Commonwealth (one vs. zero).
  • Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson is ranked 7th in the A-10 in steals.
  • Virginia Commonwealth has been ducking Temple for over 30 years.
VCU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Juvonte Reddic 28 14 8 1 1 1 2
B+ Treveon Graham 27 16 6 2 1 0 2
B- Troy Daniels 27 13 3 1 1 0 1
B- Rob Brandenberg 25 10 3 2 1 0 1
B- Darius Theus 26 7 2 5 3 0 2
C+ Briante Weber 21 5 3 3 3 0 1
C Melvin Johnson 17 7 2 1 1 0 1
C- Justin Tuoyo 7 1 2 0 0 1 0
C- Jarred Guest 10 3 2 0 1 0 1
D+ Teddy Okereafor 9 1 1 2 1 0 1
D+ D.J. Haley 8 2 2 0 0 1 1
D+ David Hinton 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
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 1 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 11 3 1 1 0 0 1
D+ Quenton DeCosey 7 2 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Daniel Dingle 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Devontae Watson 2 2 1 0 0 1 1
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