Houston at Temple
When: Saturday, noon
Where: Liacouras Center.
Records: Houston (11-2 overall, 1-0 American Athletic Conference); Temple, (6-5, 1-0).
Houston: Kelvin Sampson (2nd season at Houston, 24-21; overall 449-248).
Temple, Fran Dunphy (10th season at Temple, 199-113; overall, 509-276).
Series: Houston leads, 2-1.
Last meeting: Feb 26, 2015, Temple won 66-54 at the Liacouras Center.
Most recent game: Houston won at South Florida, 73-67 on Wednesday. Temple won at Cincinnati on Tuesday, 77-70.
Points per game: Houston, 83.2 ppg.; Temple, 71.3 ppg.
Opponents points per game: Houston, 69.7; Temple, 70.6.
G Josh Brown, 6-3, Jr., 8.3 ppg., 4.5 apg.
G Quenton DeCosey, 6-5 Sr., 15.5 ppg., 6.4 rpg.
G Devin Coleman, 6-2, Sr., 8.7 ppg., 3.1rpg.
F Jaylen Bond, 6-8, Sr. 10.0 ppg., 7.4 rpg.
F Obi Enechionyia, 6-9, So. 10.1 ppg., 3.3 rpg.
G Levan Alston Jr., 6-4, Fr., 4.9 ppg.
G Trey Lowe, 6-6, Fr., 5.9 ppg., 1.6 rpg.
G/F Dan Dingle, 6-7, Jr., 4.5 ppg.
F Mark Williams, 6-8, Jr. 3.9 ppg.
F Devonta Pollard, 6-8, Sr., 14.3 ppg.., 6.5 rpg.
C Kyle Meyer, 6-10, Jr., 3.3 ppg., 2.7 rpg.
G Rob Gray Jr., 6-2, So., 18.5 ppg., 2.2 rpg.
G Damyean Dotson, 6-5, Jr., 13.2 ppg., 7.8 rpg.
G Galen Robinson Jr., 6-0, Fr., 7.8 ppg., 4.1 apg.
F Danrad Knowles, 6-10, R-Jr., 5.4 ppg., 3.2 rpg.
F Xavier Dupree, 6-9, Jr., 1.9 ppg., 2.3 rpg.
G Ronnie Johnson, 6-0, R-Jr., 12.1 ppg., 3.2 apg.
G LeRon Barnes, 6-5, R-Sr., 5.5 ppg., 5.9 rpg.
About Temple: Tuesday's win over No. 22 Cincinnati marked the ninth year in a row that the Owls have beaten a ranked team…In the win, Temple matched two season highs – shooting 50 percent from the field and making 10 three-point field goals…Temple leads the AAC in free throw percentage (.744)…The Owls are shooting .320 from three-point range, which is 8th in the AAC, but they are second in three-pointers made (7.5 per game)…Josh Brown is third in the AAC in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.8)…Quenton DeCosey is fourth in the AAC in free throw percentage (.859)…Temple has won two in a row and three of four…DeCosey had a team-high 19 points in the win over Cincinnati while Daniel Dingle and Devin Coleman each scored 14.
Devonta Pollard scored 20 points and Damyean Dotson scored 17 points on five three-pointers in Wednesday's win at USF…Houston had a season-low six turnovers in the win…Rob Gray Jr. leads the AAC in scoring (18.5 ppg.)…Houston is second in the AAC in turnover margin (+3.6)…Galen Robinson Jr. is second in the AAC in assist-to-turnover ratio (3.3)….Ronnie Johnson is second in the AAC in free throw percentage (.878)…Houston has won three in a row and six of seven…The Cougars best win was a 105-98 home victory over LSU when Gray scored 31 points in 26 minutes on Dec. 13.