Wichita State Shockers (13-12, 6-7 AAC) at Temple Owls (14-12, 8-5 AAC)
Philadelphia; Thursday, 7:00pm EST
BOTTOM LINE: Wichita State visits the Temple Owls after Kenny Pohto scored 28 points in Wichita State’s 91-89 overtime win over the SMU Mustangs.
The Owls are 7-6 in home games. Temple has a 3-4 record in single possession games.
The Shockers are 6-7 in conference play. Wichita State is seventh in the AAC with 8.6 offensive rebounds per game led by Pohto with a 2.2 average.
Thursday’s matchup is the first meeting of the season between the two teams in conference play.
BEST PERFORMANCES: Khalif Battle is shooting 41.4% and averaging 18.7 points for the Owls. Zach Hicks is averaging 2.4 3-pointers in his last 10 games for Temple.
Jaron Pierre Jr. is averaging 1.5 3-pointers per game for the Shockers, scoring 9.5 points while shooting 27.7% from beyond the arc. Jaykwon Walton is shooting 53.4% and averaging 12.7 points in his last 10 games for Wichita State.
LAST 10 GAMES: Owls: 5-5, averaging 70.9 points, 32.5 rebounds, 15.0 assists, 5.1 steals and 4.1 blocks per game while shooting 41.8% from the field. Their opponents are averaging 71.8 points per game.
Shockers: 6-4, averaging 77.2 points, 32.7 rebounds, 15.4 assists, 6.2 steals and 4.5 blocks per game on 46.9% shooting from the field. Their opponents are averaging 76.5 points.
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