Temple Owls vs. Southern Methodist Mustangs Pick-Odds-Prediction - 2/16/14
Southern Methodist Mustangs (20-5) at Temple Owls (6-17)
College Basketball: Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 2:00 pm (Liacouras Center)
The Line: Temple Owls +7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Southern Methodist Mustangs visit the Liacouris Center to take the floor with the Temple Owls.
Southern Methodist isn't exactly a household name in the world of college basketball but they certainly are playing like it. The Mustangs stayed in the AAC race with win number four in a row in a 77-65 decision at Rutgers on Friday. Both ends of the floor continued to be effective with 49% shooting and an 8-18 mark putting plenty of points on the board. Rutgers was limited to only 41% and 3-14 from long range which were numbers that fell short. Nic Moore tossed in a game high 21 points with five helpers while Nick Russell added 16 points and five pulls followed by Cannen Cunningham and Markus Kennedy with a combined 18 points.
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Temple is suffering through a very tough rebuilding year which wasn't completely unexpected given the loss of production from a season ago. The offensively minded Owls have dropped four in a row following an 82-58 loss to visiting Louisville on Friday. With the Cardinals leading 52-27 after 20 minutes and both the scoring and defense struggling this one was over from a competitive standpoint. UL connected at nearly 52% with Temple countering with 37% which was well short of what was needed. Will Cummings led the scoring with 16 points on 4-10 from the floor with Anthony Lee tossing in 14 followed by an eight point, five board effort from Quenton DeCosey.
No let up for Southern Methodist allowed or they can drop in the standings so that means their defense will have to be on their toes to control a Temple offense that can score...