Temple Women's Basketball
Joseph V. Labolito

Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball Hosts Cincinnati in School Day Game on Wednesday

PHILADELPHIA -- The Temple women's basketball team will host conference foe Cincinnati in a Wednesday matinee at the Liacouras Center. The Owls and the Bearcats will tip-off at 12:00 p.m. on ESPN3.

SCOUTING TEMPLE
> Temple is 10-16 overall, with a 2-11 record in American Athletic Conference play.
> Temple is led by senior Tanaya Atkinson, who averages team-best totals of 21.4 points and 9.0 rebounds per game with 70 total assists.
> Freshman Mia Davis is second on the team with 11.6 points and 7.8 rebounds per outing. 
> Rookie Emani Mayo averages 9.0 points per game to rank third, and has scored in double-digits in five out of the last six games.
> Freshman Desiree Oliver adds 6.7 points per game, while classmate Breanna Perry is third on the Owls with 3.1 rebounds per game.
> As a team, Temple shoots 38.0% from the field, 30.1% from long range, and 68.1% from the free throw line.

LAST TIME OUT
> #1 UConn topped Temple, 106-45, on Sunday afternoon. 
> UConn shot 61.2% from the field in the game, holding Temple to just 23.8%.
> Freshman Emani Mayo led the Owls with 17 points.
> Rookie Mia Davis finished with eight points and a team-high six rebounds.

SCOUTING CINCINNATI
> Cincinnati is 16-10 overall with an 8-5 mark in American play.
> The Bearcats have five players who averaged 9.0 points per game or better.
> Cincinnati is led by Nikira Goings' 12.3 points per outing.
> Freshman Iimar'i Thomas tallied 11.1 points and 6.0 rebounds per game, coming off the bench.
> Ana Owens averages 10.6 points and a team-best 4.2 assists.
> Shanice Johnson chips in with 9.7 points and a team-high 6.7 rebounds per outing.
> Angel Rizor rounds out the Bearcats' starting line-up with 9.5 points and 5.8 rebounds per game.
> As a team, the Bearcats shoot 42.6% from the field and 30.1% from three.
> Cincinnati outscores opponents by an average of 6.5 points per game, with a +4.5 rebound margin.

LAST TIME OUT
> Cincinnati out-scored Tulsa, 23-3, in the first quarter and didn't look back, en route to a 78-41 win at home on Saturday.
> The Bearcats shot 46.7% from the field for the game, including 61.5% (8-13) from three point range.
> Four players finished in double figures in scoring, led by 13 points and four assists from Ana Owens.
> Antoinette Miller scored 11 points coming off the bench, while Shanice Johnson and Nikira Goings each added 10 points in the win.

THE MATCH-UP
> Temple owns the all-time series with Cincinnati, 6-2.
> The Owls had won five straight against the Bearcats, but Cincinnati snapped the streak with an 80-72 win at home in January.

LAST TIME THEY MET
> Tanaya Atkinson scored a career high 39 points, but the Owls fell 80-72 on the road at Cincinnati on Saturday afternoon.
> Cincinnati out-scored Temple 42-31 in the second half, including a 22-15 advantage in the fourth quarter.
> Temple got the Cincinnati advantage down to three points late in the game, but the Bearcats closed things out with an 8-3 run.
> Atkinson finished the game shooting 62.9% (17-27), tying a career high with six assists, while also pulling down a team-high nine rebounds.
> Lena Niang and Shantay Taylor each added eight points, with Taylor pulling down five boards.
> Genesis Parker led Cincinnati with 17 points on 6-of-7 shooting.
> Angel Rizor and Iimar'i Thomas each scored 14 points, while Ana Owens added 12 with five assists.

SCHOOL DAY MAGIC
> Temple's annual "School Day" game draws a packed house to the Liacouras Center each and every year. 
> The Owls will host the 2018 version of the event on Wednesday, February 21 at 12:00 p.m.
> Temple is 15-0 on school day.
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