Duquesne v. Temple

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Temple Owls (12-3, 3-0 A-10, 3-1 Road) @ Duquesne Dukes (10-5, 2-0 A-10, 6-2 Home)
AJP Center (4,400), 12:00pm

Last game - vs St. Louis 67-45 W
Streak Won 5
Last Five 5-0
Last Ten 7-3
Best Win vs IUPUI Current RPI 138
Worst Lost @  Robert Morris Current RPI 92

Last Game - vs St. Bona 83-55
Streak L5
Last Five 4-1
Last Ten 9-1
Best Win vs Georgetown Current RPI 7
Worst Lost vs California (Neutral Site) Current RPI 49

Common Out of Conference Opponents

Dukes - Bill Clark (16.6 pts), Damian Saunders (12.3 pts & 7.4 rebounds)
Owls - Ramone Moore (15.3 pts), Juan Fernandez & Lavoy Allen (11.0 pts each).  Allen leading rebounder with 6.3 rebonds a game.

The Dukes shoot 47% from the floor, 40% from three, 64% from the free throw line and average 14 turnovers per game.
The Owls shoot 45% from the floor, 31% from three, 67% from the free throw line and average 12 turnovers per game.

Dukes - RPI 152 , Sagarin 75
Owls - RPI 20, Sagarin 25

Game Notes
The Owls three losses this season have been to Villanova, Texas A&M and California.  The Owls designated rivals in the A-10 this year are Fordham, St. Joes, and La Salle.  

Owls' sophomore guard Caliph Wyatt, who started in place of injured point guard Juan Fernandez (bone bruise, left knee, day to day), had his best performance in an Owls uniform. Wyatt made 3 of 5 three-pointers, and had career highs in points (15), assists (six), and minutes (26).  The Owls held Andrew Nicholson to 4 of 12 shooting on the way to beating St. Bona for the 14th consecutive time.

The Owls defeated the Dukes 76-60 at Temple last year.  Dukes last win vs. Temple was January 27, 2007, by the score of 96-92.  Kieron Achara led the Dukes with 22 points. 

According to Realtime RPI, the Dukes have no quality wins (beating a team with an RPI of 99 or better) and no bad losses (losing to a team with an RPI of 100 or worse.)

The game is scheduled to be shown on The Comcast Network.  Channel 188 on most Pittsburgh and suburban Pittsburgh Comcast channel line-ups.