Sunday, December 21, 2014

Fab February for Owls

Temple looks to continue its February dominance in Wednesday night’s Atlantic Ten game at St. Bonaventure.

Fab February for Owls

Khalif Wyatt is averaging 16.7 points per game. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Khalif Wyatt is averaging 16.7 points per game. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) AP

Temple looks to continue its February dominance in Wednesday night’s Atlantic Ten game at St. Bonaventure.

The Owls are an impressive 17-2 in the month of February since the start of the 2009-10 season. Temple’s two losses were at Richmond (Feb. 6, 2010) and at Duke (Feb. 23, 2011).

The Owls (19-5, 8-2 A-10) will also look to win their ninth consecutive game of the season. A victory also would mark their 15th straight against the Bonnies (13-9, 6-4).

While unlikely, this could be St. Bonaventure’s best chance to snap that skid. The Bonnies have an eight-game home winning streak. And Wednesday’s nationally televised game is St. Bonaventure’s “Whiteout” contest.

More coverage
 
Buy college apparel and college gear
 
Latest college sports videos

Here’s a glimpse at the starting lineups, coaches' record and series information:

TEMPLE (19-5, 8-2 A-10)
32 Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson F  6-6 Jr. 8.7 ppg. 6.7 rpg.
50 Micheal Eric F 6-11 Gr. 7.7 ppg. 7.8 rpg.
4 Juan Fernandez G 6-4 Sr. 11 ppg. 3.8 apg.
1 Khalif Wyatt G 6-4 Jr. 16.7 ppg. 2.2 spg.
10 Ramon Moore G 6-4 Sr. 18.8 ppg. 3.2 apg.

ST. BONAVENTURE (13-9, 6-4)
43 Da’ Quan Cook F 6-8 Sr. 7.6 ppg. 5.1 rpg

44 Andrew Nicholson F 6-9 Sr. 15.6 ppg. 7.8 rpg.
11 Demitrius Conger F 6-6 Jr. 11.9 ppg. 5.5 rpg.
24  Matthew Wright G 6-4 Soph. 7.4 ppg. 2.9 apg
3 Charlon Kloof G 6-3 Soph. 5.2 ppg. 2.3 apg.

 Coaches 

  TEMPLE 

 Fran Dunphy (439-225 career record)

 ST. BONAVENTURE

 Mark Schmidt (148-167)

SERIES

Temple has won the last 14 meetings and holds a 52-6 series.

LAST MEETING

Ramone Moore had a game-high 19 points as Temple won 83-55 on Jan. 12, 2011 at the Liacouras Center.

About this blog
Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004. He took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering the Temple basketball and football for the previous three years. Pompey also previously covered the Penn and Drexel men’s basketball team and Villanova football team after initially focusing on high school sports.

Pompey is a native Philadelphian and a University of Pittsburgh graduate. Follow him on Twitter @PompeyOnSixers or reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com. Reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com.

John Mitchell
Latest Videos:
Also on Philly.com:
Stay Connected