Temple Women's Preview - Courtesy of A83

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Temple Owls (16-6, 7-0 A-10, 7-5 Away) @ Duquesne Dukes (19-3, 6-1, A-10, 7-2 Home) , AJP Center (4,400), 2pm Saturday

Last game - @ Umass 84-79 W (OT)
Streak Won 4
Last Five 4-1
Last Ten 9-1
Best Win @ Ohio State Current RPI 17.
Worst Loss vs. Richmond Current RPI of 57.

Last Game - vs St Louis 82-48 W
Streak Won 9
Last Five 5-0
Last Ten 9-1
Best Win vs Rutger Current RPI 36
Worst Lost @ Setoh Hall Current RPI of 176
Common Out of Conference Opponent
Ohio State - Dukes won @ OSU, Owl lost at home vs OSU.

Dukes - Alex Gensler (13.2 pts), Samantha Pollino (11.7 pts) & Wumi Agunbiade (7.7 rebounds)
Owls - Kristen McCarthy (13.1 pts), Shey Paddy & Qwedia Wallace (13.0 pts) & Natasha Thames (5.0 rebounds)

The Dukes shoot 43% from the floor, 36% from three, 68% from the free throw line and average 19 turnovers per game.
The Owls shoot 42% from the floor, 37% from three, 63% from the free throw line and average 14 turnovers per game.

Dukes - RPI 40, Sagarin 38
Owls - RPI 48, Sagarin 40

Game Notes

The Owls are coached by Tonya Cardoza.  She has led the Owls to the last two of their seven consecutive NCAA tournament appearances. 
The Owls appear also to take no mercy on their A10 opponents. They have won their seven A10 games played by an average of 28 points.  The closest margin of victory for the Owls was three at Charlotte.

If the Owls have any weakness, it is free throw shooting.   They are last in the A10 and the Dukes are 7th. 

Senior Samantha Pollino was named to the Capital One All-District Women's Basketball Team District 2.  Pollino, who missed the Umass game due to a class commitment, needs 3 points for 1,300 career points.

Saturday is Buck Day.  All tickets, hot dogs and drinks are $1.  Also, the Dukes will be celebrating Think Pink/Women in Sports Day.