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Delaware State at Temple

When: Saturday, 4 p.m.

Where: The Liacouras Center

Records: Delaware State, 0-10; Temple, 4-5.



Delaware State,  Keith Walker (3rd season at Delaware State, 23-34)

Temple, Fran Dunphy (10th season at Temple, 197-113; overall, 507-276).

Series: Temple leads 1-0.
Last meeting: Dec. 28, 2014, Temple won, 66-56 at home.

Most recent game: Delaware State lost 88-59 on Tuesday at Grand Canyon. Temple lost a 66-65 OT decision at home against St. Joseph's on Sunday.

Points per game: Delaware State, 52.7 ppg.; Temple, 69.9 ppg.

Opponents points per game: Delaware State, 75.2ppg; Temple, 71.6 ppg.

Probable Starters


F Kavon Walker, 6-5, So., 4.7 ppg., 2.3 rpg.

F Todd Hughes, 6-3, So., 5.3 ppg., 2.8 rpg.

F Demola Onifade, 6-9, Fr., 1.7 ppg., 4.1 rpg.

G Cahli Thomas, 6-1, Jr., (2 starts)

G-F DeVaughn Mallory, 6-7, Fr., 3.4 ppg., 2.2 rpg.

Key reserves

G DeAndre Haywood, 6-2, Jr., 9.0 ppg., 2.9 rpg.

G Devin Morgan Jr., 5-10, Fr. 8.1 ppg., 2.0 rpg.

F-C Mrdian Gasevic, 6-8 Jr., 2.7 ppg., 1.9 rpg.

Probable Starters


G Josh Brown, 6-3, Jr., 7.3 ppg., 4.8 apg.

G Quenton DeCosey, 6-5 Sr., 14.6 ppg., 6.0 rpg.

G Devin Coleman, 6-2, Sr., 8.3 ppg., 3.2rpg.

F Jaylen Bond, 6-8, Sr. 10.9 ppg., 7.3 rpg.

F Obi Enechionyia, 6-9, So. 11.6 ppg., 3.6 rpg.

Key reserves

G Levan Alston Jr., 6-4, Fr., 5.1 ppg.

G Trey Lowe, 6-6, Fr., 6.2 ppg., 1.9 rpg.

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

F Mark Williams, 6-8, Jr. 3.2 ppg.

About Delaware State. DeAndre Haywood and Devin Morgan each had 14 points off the bench in the Tuesday's loss at Grand Canyon…The Hornets were 18-18 last year and lost to N.C. Central in the MEAC title game… Demola Onifade is originally from Nigeria and attended Camden Catholic his final two years…The Hornets lost their first two games to Delaware and Penn by six points each but every other game has been by double figures.

About Temple: Obi Enechionyia had 25 points and 13 rebounds, both career highs Sunday's loss to St. Joseph's…The Owls shot just 23 for 68 from the field (33.8 percent) and 6 for 23 (26.1 percent) from beyond the arc….Temple is averaging 13.4 assists and 8.4 turnovers per game…After Saturday, the Owls will be idle until Dec. 29 when they visit Cincinnati in their first American Athletic Conference game.