Temple junior forward Obi Enechionyia, who suffered an undisclosed injury late Thursday in an 83-77 win over Yale, will be in the lineup when the Owls host No. 23 Cincinnati at 9 p.m. Wednesday in the American Athletic Conference opener for both teams.
"Obi is fine," coach Fran Dunphy by phone. "He had a productive practice on Monday."
Owls point guard Josh Brown, who hasn't played or practiced since a Dec. 13 loss at Villanova because of Achilles tendon soreness, had limited work in practice on Monday.
"He tried to practice a little bit (Monday) in half-court sets," Dunphy said. "I am not expecting him to play tomorrow night at this point."
Temple went 9-4 during its non-conference schedule and will play only AAC teams in its final 18 games. The Owls swept Cincinnati in two meetings last year and own a three-game win streak over the Bearcats.
Cincinnati is 10-2, losing at home to Rhode Island and at Butler.
The Bearcats have received strong play from Kyle Washington, a 6-foot-9 junior, who sat out last season after transferring from North Carolina State. Washington is averaging 14.4 points and 7.8 rebounds. Senior Troy Caupain (10.3 ppg., 4.5 apg.) is among the top point guards in the AAC.
"Caupain is a terrific leader mentally and toughness-wise," Dunphy said.
Cincinnati's leading scorer is Jacob Evans III, a 6-6 sophomore who averages 15.8 points.
One of Temple's goals is getting Enechionyia on track. Averaging a team-high 16.2 points, Enechioyia scored a season-low three against Yale and has averaged eight points in his last three games.
"He was really good in practice last night, and we hope he is back on his game," Dunphy said.