Fab February for Owls

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.

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.

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