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Old 01-22-2020, 09:08 AM   #1
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Temple Game Thread

Temple (10-7, 2-4 AAC, Net #80) are currently on a 5-game losing streak against the Bearcats including the past 3 games in Philly. After getting off to a hot start to this season (winning 6 of their first 7 games) under first year coach (and former Temple star/15-year NBA veteran) Aaron Mckie, Temple has since cooled down, losing 4 of their past 5 AAC games.

Temple returns 7 contributors from last season's NCAA First Four team including double-digit scorers Quinton Rose and Nate Pierre-Louis. However both players have seen a decrease in their scoring and shooting percentages so far this season. The duo are shooting a combined 23.6% from 3.

What Temple lacks on offense (ranked 245th per KenPom), they make up for on defense where they are currently ranked 17th. They hold opponents to 28% shooting from 3 and 38% overall shooting from the field.

With UC currently listed as 2.5 point favorites, this game should be considered a must-win if we want to continue our current progression towards NCAA at-large bubble status.

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Old 01-22-2020, 10:12 AM   #2
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Temple (10-7, 2-4 AAC, Net #80) are currently on a 5-game losing streak against the Bearcats including the past 3 games in Philly. After getting off to a hot start to this season (winning 6 of their first 7 games) under first year coach (and former Temple star/15-year NBA veteran) Aaron Mckie, Temple has since cooled down, losing 4 of their past 5 AAC games.

Temple returns 7 contributors from last season's NCAA First Four team including double-digit scorers Quinton Rose and Nate Pierre-Louis. However both players have seen a decrease in their scoring and shooting percentages so far this season. The duo are shooting a combined 23.6% from 3.

What Temple lacks on offense (ranked 245th per KenPom), they make up for on defense where they are currently ranked 17th. They hold opponents to 28% shooting from 3 and 38% overall shooting from the field.

With UC currently listed as 2.5 point favorites, this game should be considered a must-win if we want to continue our current progression towards NCAA at-large bubble status.
I wouldn't want to bet on this game. They beat WSU at home (12 pts) and almost beat Houston at home (-4 pts). But they have also lost to Rider and Tulane at home by significant margins. Looks like they get jacked up in big games.
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Old 01-22-2020, 10:27 AM   #3
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I wouldn't want to bet on this game. They beat WSU at home (12 pts) and almost beat Houston at home (-4 pts). But they have also lost to Rider and Tulane at home by significant margins. Looks like they get jacked up in big games.
They did beat Rider 78-66 earlier this season, but the recent home loss to Tulane is quite puzzling. Tulane shot the ball at an average rate and Temple shot horribly - it doesn't appear Tulane played the game of their lives.

Wichita shot 3-21 from 3 in their loss at Temple.

We've shot 35% from 3 over the past 4 games (31% on the season), which hopefully is a sign of the offense gelling and us taking better shots.

https://247sports.com/college/temple...iew-142536209/

Temple also appears to be dealing with some recent injury issues that could work in our favor.
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They did beat Rider 78-66 earlier this season, but the recent home loss to Tulane is quite puzzling. Tulane shot the ball at an average rate and Temple shot horribly - it doesn't appear Tulane played the game of their lives.

Wichita shot 3-21 from 3 in their loss at Temple.

We've shot 35% from 3 over the past 4 games (31% on the season), which hopefully is a sign of the offense gelling and us taking better shots.

https://247sports.com/college/temple...iew-142536209/

Temple also appears to be dealing with some recent injury issues that could work in our favor.
My bad on the Rider game...not sure what I was looking at. Either way, at home they can play with some very good teams. The injuries don't sound too serious but they might not be playing at 100%.
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Wichita shot 3-21 from 3 in their loss at Temple.

We've shot 35% from 3 over the past 4 games (31% on the season), which hopefully is a sign of the offense gelling and us taking better shots.


Erik Stevenson, who has arguably been Wichita's best player all year went 0-8 from the field 0-5 from 3 and had a 4.1 ORTG that game.


i think its funny that despite the coaching change temple is still a team that could win or lose any game they play by 30.
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Erik Stevenson, who has arguably been Wichita's best player all year went 0-8 from the field 0-5 from 3 and had a 4.1 ORTG that game.


i think its funny that despite the coaching change temple is still a team that could win or lose any game they play by 30.
They have an awful culture.

And hiring a guy who's been on the bench the last few years meant the culture wasn't going to change all that much.

Im just concerned with Temple having a top 20 defense and being top 50 in Steal percentage. We are loose with the ball and even looser on the road.


Hard to predict a win in this BUT if we do win, its going to because:
1. they have no answer for Chris Vogt
2. We kick their ass on the boards
3. Jarron Cumberland is the best player on the floor
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Defense looks great.

Feels like a funeral tho
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Old 01-22-2020, 06:11 PM   #8
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Vogt with 2 fouls 2:30 mins into the game is a killer, sorolla canít hold a candle to Vogt offensively
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Old 01-22-2020, 06:19 PM   #9
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Guess Vogt only has 1 foul thank god
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Why canít Jaevin shoot free throws?
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