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.

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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