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Men's Basketball Plays at UConn on Wednesday Night

PHILADELPHIA - With the home slate completed, Temple men's basketball will finish the regular season with two road games, starting with a 7 p.m. contest at UConn (13-16, 6-10) on Wednesday, Feb. 28 (CBSSN / 1210 AM WPHT). The Owls (16-12, 8-8) have won eight of their last 11 games, including a 85-57 defeat of UConn at home on Jan. 28.

Scouting Temple
> Temple is coming off a decisive Senior Day victory over UCF, winning 75-56 in its final regular season home game. Sophomore Quinton Rose led Temple with a game-high 19 points, his eighth straight game scoring in double digits.
> Freshman J.P. Moorman II pulled down a game-high 10 rebounds vs. UCF, becoming the first freshman to post multiple double-digit rebounding efforts since Keith Butler in 2002-03.
> The Owls are 8-3 over their last 11 games, with the three losses coming to teams that were or are now nationally ranked.
> After a five-game win streak that included an upset of #16/16 Wichita State, the Owls suffered back-to-back losses before the UCF win, falling 93-86 to #19/18 Wichita State just 14 days after an upset of the Shockers, and then losing at home to Houston, a team now ranked 25th in the Associated Press Poll.
> The Owls notched their 1,900th program win with a 90-73 defeat of ECU on Feb. 7, led by Rose with 23 points. Rose was one of six to reach double figures in scoring for Temple, as the Owls achieved that feat for the first time since an overtime win vs. La Salle on Nov. 11, 2016.
> Rose, who leads Temple and ranks ninth in the American Athletic Conference with 15.0 points per game, has scored 20 or more points eight times this season and has reached double figures in scoring in eight straight games.
> Junior Shizz Alston, Jr. (13.2 ppg) notched his first career double-double with 15 points and 10 assists in the Owls' win at Tulane on Feb. 4 - the first points/assists double-double since Will Cummings in Dec., 2014.
> Either Rose or Alston have led or tied for the team lead in scoring in 21 of 28 of Temple's games in 2017-18.
> Senior forward Obi Enechionyia became the 52nd player in program history to reach 1,000 points with his 16-point effort at La Salle on Nov. 26. Enechionyia has now scored 1,245 career points (tied for 36th all-time), and with his team-high nine rebounds vs. Tulane he became the 43rd player in program history with 500 career rebounds (now with 595 - 24th all-time).

Scouting UConn
> The Huskies have had an up-and-down season, but have not found too much success as of late, going 3-9 over their last 12 games.
> Most recently, UConn lost 77-52 at #11 Cincinnati, followed by an 83-79 home loss to Memphis.
> For a second year in a row, junior guard Jalen Adams leads the Huskies in scoring, averaging 18.1 points along with a team-best 4.5 assists per game.
> The Huskies lead the conference in free-throw shooting at 75.3 percent. They have made over 100 more free throws than the Owls (402 to 287), and taken just over 100 more (534 to 418).
> UConn is two years removed from its last NCAA Tournament appearance, going 16-17 last season and falling to Cincinnati in the AAC Semifinals.

All-Time Series
> Temple and UConn are meeting for the 18th time, with UConn narrowly leading 9-8 in the series.
> The Huskies had won three straight before the Owls dominated the most recent meeting, winning 85-57 at home on Jan. 28 of this season.
> Last year, the Huskies handed the Owls a heartbreaking 64-63 loss in Philadelphia on Feb. 19 after also winning 73-59 in Storrs on Jan. 11.
> The Owls had won four straight meetings including both in the regular season in 2015-16 before falling 77-62 in the American Athletic Conference Tournament semifinals.
> Prior to the formation of the American Athletic Conference in 2013-14, the most recent game between the teams had been on Jan. 27, 1965 at UConn, a game the Huskies won 71-60.
 
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