DeCosey starts in place of Randall

Temple guard Scootie Randall (33) drives against Xavier in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in Cincinnati. Randall scored 13 points in the game won by Xavier 57-52. (Al Behrman/AP)

Temple freshman swingman Quenton DeCosey started in place of Scootie Randall in Saturday’s Atlantic Ten game against St. Louis at the Liacouras.

Randall, a fifth-year senior, has been struggling. Owls coach Fran Dunphy decided to go with DeCosey as a way to shake things up.

DeCosey is averaging three points and 1.4 rebounds a game. He's shooting 44 percent (8 of 18) on three-pointers.

Randall had a very streaky 13 points in Thursday's loss at Xavier.  The fifth-year senior swingman scored 11 first-half points on 4-for-5 shooting. He was 3 of 4 on three-pointers at the time. But he made just 1 of 10 shots after halftime.