Temple at Cincinnati

When: Tuesday, Dec. 29, 3 p.m.

Where: Fifth Third Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Records: Temple, (5-5 overall, 0-0 American Athletic Conference); Cincinnati (10-3, 0-0)



Temple, Fran Dunphy (10th season at Temple, 198-113; overall, 508-276).

Cincinnati, Mick Cronin (10th season at Cincinnati, 195, 121; overall, 264-145).

Series: Cincinnati leads, 17-7.
Last meeting: Feb. 10, 2015, Temple won, 75-59 at home.

Most recent game: Temple beat Delaware State, 78-63 at home on Dec. 19. Cincinnati lost 81-79 at home on Dec. 22 against Iowa State.

Points per game: Temple, 70.7 ppg.; Cincinnati, 78.2

Opponents points per game: Temple, 70.7 ppg.; Cincinnati, 61.1

Probable Starters


G Josh Brown, 6-3, Jr., 8.0 ppg., 4.7 apg.

G Quenton DeCosey, 6-5 Sr., 15.1 ppg., 6.6 rpg.

G Devin Coleman, 6-2, Sr., 8.2 ppg., 3.2rpg.

F Jaylen Bond, 6-8, Sr. 10.3 ppg., 7.5 rpg.

F Obi Enechionyia, 6-9, So. 11.0 ppg., 3.3 rpg.

Key reserves

G Levan Alston Jr., 6-4, Fr., 4.8 ppg.

G Trey Lowe, 6-6, Fr., 6.5 ppg., 1.8 rpg.

G/F Dan Dingle, 6-7, Jr., 3.6 ppg.

F Mark Williams, 6-8, Jr. 3.9 ppg.

Probable Starters


F Octavius Ellis, 6-10, Sr., 10.0 ppg., 7.8 rpg.

F Gary Clark, 6-8, So., 10.0 ppg., 8.2 rpg.

F Shaq Thomas, 6-7, R-Sr., 7.9 ppg., 5.1 rpg.

G Troy Caupain, 6-4, Jr., 10.8 ppg, 4.5 apg.

G Farad Cobb, 6-1, Sr., 11.8 ppg., 1.8 rpg.

Key reserves

G/F Jacob Evans, 6-6, Fr.,  8.4 ppg., 4.2 rpg.

C Coreontae DeBerry, 6-9, Sr., 6.0 ppg., 4.2 rpg.

G Kevin Johnson, 6-3, Jr., 6.5 ppg.

About Temple: Quenton DeCosey had 20 points and 12 rebounds in the win over Delaware State…In that game, the Owls shot just 4 for 27 from beyond the arc …Josh Brown is third in the AAC in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.9)…The Owls lead the AAC in free throw percentage (.751)…Last year in its trip to Cincinnati, Temple lost, 84-53. In that game Obi Enechionyia came off the bench for what was a career-high 14 points at the time.

About Cincinnati: Troy Caupain had 18 points, five rebounds, four assists and one turnover in the recent loss to Iowa State….Cincinnati was outscored 7-1 down the stretch in the loss…The Bearcats other two losses were to visiting Butler, 78-76 and at Xavier, 65-55… Jacob Evans leads the AAC in free throw percentage, (30-32, .938)…Troy Caupain is second in the AAC in assist-to-turnover ratio (3.6)…Gary Clark is second in the AAC in offensive rebounds per game (3.3)…Cincinnati leads the AAC in scoring defense (61.1 ppg.), steals (8.5 per game) and three point field goal made (7.9 per game).

Fast fact: Temple has scored 707 points and allowed 707 points.