East Carolina Pirates (10-9, 1-5 AAC) at Temple Owls (10-9, 4-2 AAC)
Philadelphia; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Temple hosts the East Carolina Pirates after Damian Dunn scored 23 points in Temple’s 61-59 loss to the Memphis Tigers.
The Owls are 5-5 in home games. Temple is 3- when it has fewer turnovers than its opponents and averages 13.5 turnovers per game.
The Pirates are 1-5 against conference opponents. East Carolina ranks eighth in the AAC with 23.1 defensive rebounds per game led by Brandon Johnson averaging 5.6.
TOP PERFORMERS: Khalif Battle is averaging 17.4 points for the Owls. Dunn is averaging 14.1 points over the last 10 games for Temple.
Javon Small is averaging 15.8 points and 5.6 assists for the Pirates. Johnson is averaging 12.1 points and 8.4 rebounds over the last 10 games for East Carolina.
LAST 10 GAMES: Owls: 5-5, averaging 66.8 points, 33.8 rebounds, 11.8 assists, 5.1 steals and 4.0 blocks per game while shooting 40.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 68.8 points per game.
Pirates: 4-6, averaging 65.0 points, 33.2 rebounds, 12.8 assists, 7.5 steals and 1.9 blocks per game while shooting 38.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 67.9 points.
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