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St. Joseph's vs. Temple basketball preview box

St. Joseph's at Temple

When: Sunday, 4 p.m.

Where: The Liacouras Center.

Records: St. Joseph's (6-2 overall, 0-1 Big Five); Temple (4-4, 1-0).

TV: CBS Sports Network.


Temple, Fran Dunphy (10th season at Temple, 197-112; overall, 507-275).

St. Joseph's, Phil Martelli (21st season, 381-267).

Series: Temple leads, 89-68.

Last meeting: Dec. 3, 2014, St. Joseph's won, 58-56 at home.

Most recent game: St. Joseph's beat visiting Princeton, 62-50 on Tuesday. Temple defeated Penn, 77-73 Wednesday at the Palestra.

Points per game:  St. Joseph's 73.4 ppg.; Temple,70.5

Opponents points per game: St. Joseph's 70.2 ppg.; Temple, 72.2.

Probable Starters

St. Joseph's

F Isaiah Miles, 6-7, Sr. 15.9 ppg., 7.1 rpg.

F DeAndre Bembry, 6-6, Jr. 15.8 ppg., 7.1 rpg., 4.4 apg.

F Pierfrancisco Oliva, 6-8, Fr., 5.4 ppg., 5.0 rpg.

G Sharvar Newkirk, 6-0, So., 7.0 ppg., 3.0 apg.

G Aaron Brown, 6-5, Sr., 10.5 ppg., 4.0 rpg.

Key Reserves

F James Demery, 6-6, So., 10.3 ppg., 4.4 rpg.

G Lamarr Kimble, 6-0, Fr., 4.5 ppg.

F Papa Ndao, 6-8, Gr., 7.0 ppg., 2.0 rpg.

Probable Starters


G Josh Brown, 6-3, Jr., 6.6 ppg., 5.0 apg.

G Quenton DeCosey, 6-5 Sr., 14.8 ppg., 5.9 rpg.

G Devin Coleman, 6-2, Sr., 9.4 ppg., 3.5rpg.

F Jaylen Bond, 6-8, Sr. 11.4 ppg., 7.8 rpg.

F Obi Enechionyia, 6-9, So. 9.7 ppg., 2.3 rpg.

Key reserves

G Levan Alston Jr., 6-4, Fr., 5.5 ppg.

G Trey Lowe, 6-6, Fr., 7.0 ppg., 2.1 rpg.

G/F Dan Dingle, 6-7, Jr., 3.3 ppg.

F Mark Williams, 6-8, Jr. 3.6 ppg.

About St. Joseph's: DeAndre' Bembry had a season-high 27 points, along with 10 rebounds and four steals in Tuesday's 62-50 win over visiting Princeton…The Hawks are shooting 26.0 percent from three-point range…St. Joseph's is shooting 71.1 percent from the foul line…The Hawks have earned consecutive wins over Columbia and Princeton…In the Columbia win, Aaron Brown scored a career-high 26 points…Papa Ndao has played the last two games after missing the first six with a fractured finger in his left hand…After Sunday, the Hawks resume action at home Saturday Dec. 19 against Illinois State at 2 p.m.

About Temple:  Josh Brown had a career-high nine assists (and just one turnover) in Wednesday's win over Penn…Quenton DeCosey, who had three points in a 76-60 loss to Wisconsin, rebounded for 22 against Penn…DeCosey has scored in double figures in seven of the eight games and now has 1,105 career points...The Owls are second in the nation in fewest turnovers per game at 8.8…After Sunday the Owls resume action Sat. Dec. 19 at home against Delaware State at 4 p.m.