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DeCosey starts in place of Randall

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

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 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.

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Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004. He takes over the Sixers beat after covering the Temple men’s basketball team for the past three years and Temple football the past two seasons. 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.

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