Monday, April 27, 2015

Undefeated Owls face struggling Buffalo

Temple will look to open a season 4-0 for the first time since 2000-01 when it faces Buffalo Wednesday night at Alumni Arena.

Undefeated Owls face struggling Buffalo

Temple Owls basketball player Scootie Randall. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)
Temple Owls basketball player Scootie Randall. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)

Temple will look to open a season 4-0 for the first time since 2000-01 when it faces Buffalo Wednesday night at Alumni Arena.

The Bulls (2-5) will look to avoid their fourth loss in five games. Buffalo’s lone win during that stretch came Saturday against Division II Mansfield.


Here’s a look at the probable starters, coaches’ records and series information:


PROBABLE STARTERS


TEMPLE (3-0)

32 Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson F 6-6 Sr. 10.3 ppg. 4.7 rpg.
3 Anthony Lee F 6-9 Soph. 12.7 ppg. 9.3 rpg.
33 Scootie Randall G/F 6-6 Sr. 21.7 ppg 8 rpg.
1 Khalif Wyatt G 6-4 Sr. 14.7 ppg. 6.3 apg.
2 Will Cummings G 6-2 Soph.. 3.7 ppg. 1.3 apg.

BUFFALO (2-5)


2 Will Regan F 6-8 Soph. 9.1 ppg. 4 rpg.
12 Javon McCrea F 6-7 Jr. 17 ppg. 6.1 rpg
22 Auraum Nuiriankh G/F 6-5 Jr. 3.8 ppg. 2.8 rpg.
3 Jarod Oldman G 6-3 Jr. 9.3 ppg. 6 rpg
5 Corey Raley-Ross G 6-3 Jr. 3.7 ppg. 1.7 rpg.
Coaches

TEMPLE
Fran Dunphy (447-228 career record)

BUFFALO

Reggie Witherspoon (230-236)

SERIES
The Owls hold a 4-2 series advantage. The Bulls, however, have won two of the last three meetings.

LAST MEETING
Lee’s tip-in at the buzzer gave Temple an 87-85 overtime victory at the Liacouras Center last season.

 

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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.

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