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Temple-Wisconsin basketball preview box

Temple at Wisconsin

When: Saturday, 12:30  p.m.

Where: Kohl Center (17,287), Madison, Wisconsin.

Records: Temple (3-3), Wisconsin (5-3).



Temple, Fran Dunphy (10th season at Temple, 196-111; overall, 506-274).

Wisconsin, Bo Ryan (15th season at Wisconsin, 362-128; overall, 745-231).

Series: Wisconsin leads, 6-3.

Last meeting: Wisconsin won, 80-67 on Jan. 2, 2003 at the Liacouras Center.

Most recent game: Temple beat visiting Fairleigh Dickinson, 79-70 on Wednesday. Wisconsin won at previously unbeaten Syracuse, 66-58 in OT on Wednesday.

Points per game: Temple, 71.2; Wisconsin, 71.4 ppg.

Opponents points per game: Temple, 71.5; Wisconsin, 66.5 ppg.

Probable Starters


G Josh Brown, 6-3, Jr., 6.3 ppg., 4.5 apg.

G Quenton DeCosey, 6-5 Sr., 15.4 ppg., 6.0 rpg.

G Devin Coleman, 6-2, Sr., 10.8 ppg., 4.2rpg.

F Jaylen Bond, 6-8, Sr. 11.2 ppg., 7.0 rpg.

F Obi Enechionyia, 6-9, So. 11.0 ppg., 2.8 rpg.

Key reserves

G Levan Alston Jr., 6-4, Fr., 5.0 ppg.

G Trey Lowe, 6-6, Fr., 7.0 ppg., 2.3 rpg.

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

F Mark Williams, 6-8, Jr. 2.2 ppg.

Probable Starters


G Bronson Koenig 6-4, Jr., 15.6 ppg., 2.6 apg.

F Nigel Hayes 6-8, Jr., 14,9 ppg., 5.8 rpg., 4.4 apg.

F Ethan Happ 6-9, R-Fr., 11.0 ppg., 8.5 rpg.

F Vitto Brown 6-8, Jr., 10.6 ppg., 6.4 rpg.

G Zak Showlater, 6-2, R-Jr., 8.3 ppg. 5.0 rpg.

Key Reserves

F Charlie Thompson, 6-8, Fr., 4.4 ppg., 3.6 rpg.

G-F Khalil Iverson, 6-5, Fr., 4.4 ppg., 2.3 rpg.

About Temple:  Temple is third in the nation in fewest turnovers per game, averaging 8.3…Josh Brown, who averages a team-high 31.5 minutes, is averaging 4.5 assists to just 1.0 turnovers…The Owls shot 25 for 28 from the foul line against FDU (89.3 percent)… Brown had career highs in assists (7) and blocked shots (4) vs. FDU...Temple is shooting 33.3 percent from three-point range and 75.2 percent from the foul line…The Owls have won two in a row, also beating Delaware 69-50 at home on Sunday…Quenton DeCosey has scored in double figures in all six games…Next up for Temple is Wednesday's game at the Palestra against Penn.

About Wisconsin: All five starters played 39 or more minutes in Wednesday's OT win at Syracuse…Ethan Happ led the Badgers with 18 points and 15 rebounds in the win, while playing 43 minutes…Nigel Hayes added 15 points and 12 rebounds…The Badgers shot 11-12 from the foul line while Syracuse was 11-20…The win made Wisconsin 63-60 against ranked teams under Bo Ryan…Prior to facing Syracuse, Wisconsin lost at current No. 6 Oklahoma, 65-48 despite 20 points and 11 rebounds from Hayes…Wisconsin has earned an NCAA Tournament bid in each of Bo Ryan's first 14 seasons…The Badgers reached the Final 4 the past two seasons, losing to Duke in last year's final…No team in the country has as many freshman as Wisconsin (8)…Under Ryan, the Badgers are 213-23 at home...Wisconsin has outrebounded all eight opponents and leads the Big Ten with 15.6 offensive rebounds per game.