Temple Owls vs. Memphis Tigers Pick-Odds-Prediction - 1/11/14
Memphis Tigers (11-3) at Temple Owls (5-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 3:00 pm (Liacouras Center)
The Line: Temple Owls +7.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN U
The Memphis Tigers head to the Liacouris Center to tangle with the Temple Owls.
Memphis resides in a very top heavy AAC and if they harbor any hopes of capturing the conference crown they have to find a way to take down some of the big names. After failing to do just that in a loss to Cincinnati the Tigers headed to Louisville and came away with a 73-67 decision behind a complete effort at both ends of the floor. The Tigers hit at 51% and held the Cardinals to 39% which was decisive. Shaq Goodwin and Joe Jackson paced the scoring with 15 points each with Geron Johnson adding 13 points and ten boards while Chris Crawford and and Austin Nichols tossed in 12 and ten points.
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The struggling Owls continued to have issues when visiting South Florida rolled in to the Liacouris Center and walked away with an 82-75 victory to send the home team to their fifth loss in six contests. Two trends stayed alive and that's the ability of Temple to score and opponents doing much the same. The Bulls won it on 49% accuracy which totaled a few more baskets then the 44% shooting Owls who nailed ten bombs which still wasn't enough. Anthony Lee had a strong all around game with 22 points and ten rebounds with Quenton DeCosey next in line with 20 followed by Dalton Pepper and Jimmy McDonnell with 17 and ten points.
Memphis is coming in off of games versus Cincinnati and Louisville and have UConn on deck so maybe they are in a bad spot here. I say maybe because Temple is not as fearsome at home like they usually are but we'll see...