Owls open up at Kent State

KENT, Ohio -- The first glimpse of Fran Dunphy's deepest team at Temple comes Tuesday. 

The Kent State Golden Flashes host the Owls in a noon game that's part of ESPN's College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon.

There's a thought that Temple will use 10 different players in its season-opener.

The Owls will look to win their fifth consecutive season opener. Temple also looks to avenge a loss in its only appearance at the M.A.C. Center.  The Golden Flashes beat the Owls, 63-54, on Nov. 15, 2006. It was Dunphy's first game as Temple's coach.

Kent State is 1-0 after defeating Drexel, 66-62, here in overtime on Friday.

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

PROBABLE STARTERS

TEMPLE (0-0)

32 Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson F 6-6 Sr. 9.3 ppg. 6.6 rpg.

3  Anthony Lee F 6-9 Soph. 5 ppg. 1.2  bpg.

33 Scootie Randall G/F 6-6 Sr. 10.7 ppg#. 4.7 rpg.#

1 Khalif Wyatt G 6-4 Sr. 17.1 ppg. 2.2 spg.

2 Will Cummings G 6-2 Soph.. 1.4 ppg. 0.8 apg.

 Owls’ statistics are from last season. # - 2010-11 stats

 KENT STATE (1-0)

13 Mark Henninger F 6-9 Jr. 2 ppg. 8 rpg.

5 Chris Evans F 6-8 Sr. 21 ppg. 9 rpg

42  Darren Goodson G/F 6-5 Jr.  8 ppg. 5 rpg.

3 Randal Holt G 6-1 Sr. 17 ppg. 3 rpg

1 Kris Brewer G 6-4 Soph. 3 ppg. 3 apg.

Coaches

TEMPLE

Fran Dunphy (444-228 career record)

KENT STATE

Rob Senderoff (22-12)

SERIES

The Owls hold a 2-1 series advantage.

LAST MEETING

Former Owls standout Dionte Christmas scored a game-high 26 rebounds to lift Temple to a 73-58 victory on Jan. 5, 2009.

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