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Owls open up at Kent State

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

Owls open up at Kent State

Temple´s Scootie Randall. (David Swanson/Staff file photo)<br />
Temple's Scootie Randall. (David Swanson/Staff file photo)

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.

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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:


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


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.



Fran Dunphy (444-228 career record)


Rob Senderoff (22-12)


The Owls hold a 2-1 series advantage.


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

About this blog
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.

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