Game: Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs. Temple Owls
Date: Sunday 19 February 2023
Position: Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, PA
The Temple Owls (14-13) will play the Tulsa Golden Hurricane (5-20) at the Liacouras Center on Sunday.
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane took on South Florida and went home with a loss by a final score of 96-69 in their final contest. In reference to fouls, the Golden Hurricane finished with 16 fouls while South Florida totaled 24 fouls. They also buried 9 of their 22 tries from distance. South Florida went 60.0% in the charity streak making 15 of 25 shots. Additionally, South Florida had 30 boards (7 offensive, 23 defensive), but finished the game with no wastes. South Florida dished out 21 dimes and had 15 steals in the game. On the defense, Tulsa allowed the other team to go 62.1% from the field on 36-of-58 shooting. They also dished out 7 assists for this game, as well as forcing 10 turnovers and earning 4 steals. In matters of rebounding, they earned 31 including 12 offensive. When they shot from the free throw line, the Golden Hurricane knocked down 15 of their 26 attempts for a rate of 57.7%. Tulsa walked away from the game with a 40.4% FG percentage (23-of-57) and hit 8-of-24 shooting from the floor from 3-point range.
Bryant Selebangue is a guy who contributed to this contest. He walked away with 21 points on 8-of-13 shooting. He played 32 minutes and grabbed 10 rebounds. He ended up shooting 61.5% from the field but finished the game penniless.
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Tulsa enters this with a 5-20 win-loss mark on the campaign. They lose possession by turning the ball over 13.5 times per game and as a team they commit 15.8 fouls per game. As a unit, Tulsa is racking up 32.5 rebounds per contest and has earned 295 dimes this year, which ranks 323rd in Division 1 in passing. The Golden Hurricanes connect on 31.0% from downtown (194 of 626) and 64.2% from the free throw line. They average 67.1 points per game (295th in D-1) while hitting 41.9% from the floor.
Defensively, the Golden Hurricane are capable of forcing 11.9 turnovers per contest and drawing 15.9 fouls. They are currently ranked 342nd in the nation for giving up opposition assists with 413 given up this year. The Golden Hurricanes defensively allow a 47.3% field goal percentage (729 of 1,540) and surrender 39.0 boards per contest as a unit. They surrender 31.9% on shooting from outside the perimeter while are 352 in college hoops in points per game allowed (78.6).
When they last played, the Temple Owls went home defeated by a 79-65 Finals when they played Wichita State. The Owls knocked down 20 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards for a total of 25 in the matchup. They also gave up possession 10 times, earning 5 steals for the game. Wichita State earned 13 fouls for the contest which put the Owls at the free throw line on 15 attempts. They were able to hit 9 of their free throws for a 60.0% clip. As for shooting from downtown, Temple buried 10 of 24 attempts (41.7%). When the game was over, the Owls walked away from this one shooting 23 of 56 from the field which gave them a rate of 41.1%. The Owls allowed Wichita State to make 27 of 58 field goals for 46.6% shooting this game. They went 38.5% from beyond the arc shooting 10-of-26 and ended up going 15-of-19 from the free throw line (78.9%). In relation to cleaning the glass, Temple allowed Wichita State 36 total (8 on the offensive end).
Hysier Miller was important to the Owls in the game. He earned 17 points in his 36 minutes on hardwood and earned 4 dimes for the contest. He buried 6 of 13 in the matchup for a rate of 46.2% and had 1 rebound.
Temple has a 14-13 win-loss record on the year. The Owls committed 17.1 fouls per game while shooting 76.3% from the charity streak. They are assisting teammates 13.7 times per game (149th in the country) and turning the ball over 14.0 times per contest. Temple has 1,875 points for the campaign (69.4 per game) and collects 35.2 boards per game. On the offensive end of the court, the Owls are connecting on 42.3% from the field, which ranks them 296th in college hoops.
The Owls are defensively ranked 185th in D-1 in points yielded per game with 69.8. They’re forcing 11.6 TOs per game and have allowed teams to shoot 43.0% from the floor (147th in the country). The Temple defense is giving up 32.4% on shooting from behind the 3-point line (170 of 525) and opponents are knocking down 67.6% of their shots from the charity stripe. They give up 13.0 cents and 35.3 boards per contest, which ranks them 206th and 265th in college hoops.
Who will win tonight’s NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald’s Pick: Take Tulsa
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