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Women's Basketball Hosts Memphis for Senior Night on Monday

PHILADELPHIA -- The Temple women's basketball team will host their regular season finale on Monday, welcoming Memphis to McGonigle Hall for a 7:00 p.m. tip-off. The "Senior Day" clash will be broadcast live on CBS Sports Network.

SENIOR DAY
> Seniors Tanaya Atkinson and Khadjah Berger, and graduate student Mykia Jones will be honored prior to the game.

SCOUTING TEMPLE
> Temple is 11-17 overall, with a 3-12 record in American Athletic Conference play.
> Temple is led by senior Tanaya Atkinson, who averages team-best totals of 20.9 points and 9.2 rebounds per game with 74 total assists.
> Freshman Mia Davis is second on the team with 11.5 points and 7.7 rebounds per outing. 
> Rookie Emani Mayo averages 9.2 points per game to rank third, and has scored in double-digits in seven out of the last eight games.
> Freshman Desiree Oliver adds 7.0 points per game, while classmate Breanna Perry is third on the Owls with 3.3 rebounds per game.
> Senior Khadijah Berger is second on the team with 71 total assists.
> As a team, Temple shoots 37.9% from the field, 29.8% from long range, and 66.9% from the free throw line.

LAST TIME OUT
> Trailing by two with under a minute to play, rallied for a 65-64 victory at East Carolina on Saturday. 
> Temple took a nine point lead after a huge third quarter, but the Pirates erased the lead in the fourth, as led by as many as four in the final frame.
> Tanaya Atkinson finished with 18 points and 11 rebounds for her 15th double-double of the season.
> Mia Davis also grabbed a double-double, her fifth of the season, with 10 points and a team-high 12 rebounds. 
> Emani Mayo and Mykia Jones each finished with 10 points.

SCOUTING MEMPHIS
> Memphis enters the game with an 8-19 overall mark, including 3-11 in conference play.
> The Tigers' offense is led by Brea Elmore (15.0 ppg) and Cheyenne Creighton (14.3), who account for over 50% of the team's scoring.
> Elmore adds a team-best 3.5 assists per game, while Creighton leads the squad with 8.0 rebounds per game. 
> Taylor Barnes adds 8.3 points and 3.4 assists per game.
> Jada Stinson rounds out the offensive leaders with 7.2 points per game. 
> As a team, Memphis shoots 41.2% from the field and 31.3% from three, but are being outrebounded by an average of 3.5 boards per game.

LAST TIME OUT
> Memphis led wire-to-wire in a 65-56 victory over Tulsa on Saturday.
> The Tigers opened the first quarter on a 7-0 run and never looked back, as the closest Tulsa would come was three in the third quarter, but Memphis had an answer and never relinquish its lead.
> Brea Elmore led Memphis with 20 points and seven assists.
> Alana Davis had her third career double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds. 
> Cheyenne Creighton finished with 16 points and seven rebounds, while Taylor Barnes added 13 points.

THE MATCH-UP
> Temple leads the all-time series with Memphis, 7-1, with all seven meetings coming in American Athletic Conference regular season play. 
> Memphis broke a string of five-straight losses to Temple with a five-overtime victory in 2016.
> Temple swept the season series, going 2-0 against the Tigers in 2016-17.

LAST TIME THEY MET
> A 16-0 run early in the third quarter led Temple to its 11th-straight victory, a 66-51 win at home against Memphis on January 21, 2017.
> The Owls trailed by as many as seven before the third-quarter surge.
> Senior Ruth Sherrill tied a career high with 13 points, also nabbing a career-best four blocks with five rebounds. 
> Junior Alliya Butts added 12 points, five assists, and four steals.
> For Memphis, Breigha Wilder-Cochran finished with 11 points and 11 rebounds, her first career double-double at Memphis.
> Cheyenne Creighton tallied nine points and seven boards, while Brea Elmore also had nine points.
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