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Basketball preview: Temple at UMass

Temple (1-1) at Massachusetts (1-1)

When: Thursday, 7 p.m.

Where: Mullins Center (9,493), Amherst, Massachusetts.

Television:  TCN; Radio: WPHT 1210 AM.

Coaches: Temple, Fran Dunphy (11th season, 215-121; overall, 525-284); UMass, Derek Kellogg (9th season 141-120)

Series: Temple leads, 44-22.

Last meeting: UMass won 79-74 in the Atlantic-10 Tournament quarterfinal, March 15, 2013 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Points per game: Temple, 74.5 ppg.; UMass, 89.0 ppg.

Opponents point per game: Temple 74.5 ppg., UMass, 83.0 ppg.


Nov. 11 La Salle, 97-92 OT

Nov. 14 New Hampshire, 52-57


Nov. 11 UMass-Lowell, 91-76

Nov. 14 at Ole Miss, 88-90


Probable Starters

G Alani Moore, 5-10, Fr., 5.5 ppg., 1.0 apg.

G Shizz Alston Jr., 6-4, So. 10.5 ppg, 5 apg.

G Daniel Dingle, 6-7, r-Sr., 17 ppg., 5 rpg., 3.5 apg.

F Obi Enechionyia, 6-10, Jr. 20 ppg., 10.5 rpg.

C Ernest Aflakpui, 6-10, So. 8 ppg., 9 rpg.

Key reserves:

F Mark Williams, 6-8, Sr., 5 ppg., 3.5 rpg.

G Quinton Rose, 6-8, Fr., 8.5 ppg., 5 rpg.


Probable Starters

G Donte Clark, 6-4, Jr., 13.5 ppg., 6.5 rpg.

G Luwane Pipkins, 5-11, Fr., 16 ppg.

G Dejon Jarreau, 6-5, Fr., 14 ppg., 6.5 apg.

F Zach Coleman, 6-7, r-Jr., 3.0 rpg.

C Rashaan Holloway, 6-11, So., 12.5 ppg., 5 rpg.

Key reserves

G Zach Lewis, 6-3 r-Jr., 14 ppg.

G C.J. Anderson,  6-6, Jr., 5.5 ppg.

About Temple: In losing to New Hampshire, Temple shot just 20 for 66 from the field and 6 of 27 from three-point range...Shizz Alston was 1 for 10 from beyond the arc...Alston scored seven of his 14 points in overtime during the opening win over La Salle...Obi Enechionyia shot 8 for 17 against New Hampshire but the rest of the team was 12 for 49...Daniel Dingle was Temple's only other double-figure scorer against New Hampshire, with 13 points.

About UMass: The Minutemen have blocked 11 shots in their first two games...Freshman Dejon Jarreau had 25 points, eight rebounds and six assists against Ole Miss...Zach Lewis added 20 points in the loss while Luwane Pipkins had 14 points and four steals...UMass led 88-79 with under four minutes left but watched Ole Miss score the game's final 11 points...UMass shot 13 for 33 from beyond the arc in the loss...Rashaan Holloway is a local product from South Jersey's Schalick High.

Up next: Temple hosts Manhattan on Sunday at 2. UMass visits Holy Cross Sunday at 1:05.