Temple vs. San Diego State thread

This NCAA Southeast  match-up features two teams with contrasting styles, as a trip to the Sweet Sixteen is on the line  at the McKale Center in Tucson, Arizona.

#7 Temple Owls (26-7/ 14-2 A10) vs. #2 San Diego State Aztecs (33-2/14-2 MWC)


F – #4 Malcolm Thomas (6‐9 220 Sr)
F -#15Kawhi Leonard (6‐7 225 So )
G -#22Chase Tapley(6‐2 200 So)
G -#23D.J. Gay (6‐0 170 Sr. )
F -#32 Billy White (6‐8 235 Sr.)


F #24- Lavoy Allen  (6-9, Sr.)
F #32- Rahlir Jefferson (6-6 So.)
G #22- Aaron Brown (6-5 Fr.)
G #23- Ramone Moore (6-4 Jr.)
G # 4 – Juan Fernandez (6-4 Jr.)



70.8 …….. Points Per Game………… 72.1
62.2……Opponents Points Per Game… 58.6
+8.6………….Point Differential……….+13.4
.449…….. Field Goal Percentage……..465
.413 …..Field Goal Percentage Defense….  .394
6.1………………3PT Per Game …………… 6.0
.351 ……… 3PT Percentage………….. .347
.345  ……Opp. 3PT Percentage……. .311
.698  …..Free Throw Percentage……. .697
35.8 …….Rebounds Per Game ……… 37.6
+2.8 ……. Rebound Margin…….+6.9
15.1…….Assists Per Game ……. 13.5
6.9……. Steals Per Game…….. 6.2
10.8……. Turnovers Per Game….. 10.9
+2.4 ……… Turnover Margin………. +1.7

27 Responses to "Temple vs. San Diego State thread"

  1. Rey   March 19, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    Kind of worried on how Temple plans on guarding/stopping Leonard. They’re small and Leonard has a good face-up game, almost like he is a 3. He might be the difference. Temple’s defense has been revered since Dunphy got there, but every now and then they have major problems matching up with someone and don’t adjust well. Leonard might be that problem today.

  2. Casey   March 19, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    Scootie Randall’s health is key.

  3. Smitty   March 19, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    Randall should be a boost for them.. Their bench is short to begin with, so if he can give them some quality minutes.

  4. Smitty   March 19, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    I am starting to have a better appreciation for how smooth Juan Fernandez is.

  5. Casey   March 19, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    He slows the game to his speed.

  6. Rey   March 19, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    Wow – SDSU’s defense is making Temple look really passive. I can’t believe Leonard is hurting the Owls badly in transition with his ball-handling. Lavoy Allen needs a jumpshot lesson badly.

  7. Rey   March 19, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    Owls VERY lucky to only be down 5 points at the half. Quite a contrast of styles/game plans; SDSU is putting up shots quickly while Temple looks like they’ve been studying Wisconsin game film. They are almost too passive and getting lucky breaks at the end of the shot clock. Someone is goin g to have to keep DJ Gay in front of the Owl defense in the second half.

  8. Smitty   March 19, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    Rey, you would have thought after the 5 or 6th jump shot – Allen would have started saying, “Why are they giving me this shot ?”

  9. Smitty   March 19, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    How many missed layups is that now for Temple??

  10. Casey   March 19, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    The Owls look like they are trying to impersonate the Musketeers from last night.

  11. Smitty   March 19, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    Wow.. Reggie Miller coming down hard on Ramone Moore..

  12. Smitty   March 19, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    Temple does have the pace of the game right where it wants it.

  13. Casey   March 19, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    Wow! Forget my previous comment. KHALIF!

  14. Casey   March 19, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    10 total fouls this half?

  15. Casey   March 19, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    What a great SOB play.

  16. Smitty   March 19, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    Wow!! That was close.. We are heading to overtime!!

  17. Rey   March 19, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    SDSU has only shot 2 FTs all game. Temple’s defense is so stout in the halfcourt. Chase Tapley seemed to hit a big 3 everytime the Owls were closing in. Too bad there is no inside presence from Jefferson or Allen or this game would already be over.

  18. Rey   March 19, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    It was – set a back pick for the inbounder. Temple switched off of it well though.

  19. Smitty   March 19, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    Wyatt!!! What a huge steal..

  20. Casey   March 19, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    Did Ramone Moore commit the lane violation?

  21. Smitty   March 19, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    No it was Juan Fernandez.

  22. Smitty   March 19, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    Is Temple getting tired? Last couple of offensive possession haven’t been that good.

  23. Rey   March 19, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    They look like they’re playiong not to lose. At what point does “slowing the game down” cause you to become to passive on offense? That’s what the Owls look like in the second OT.

  24. Smitty   March 19, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    Agreed. They have stopped attacking the basket and they are setting for long jumpers. Okay to run some clock and slow the game down – but you still have to get a good shot.

  25. Smitty   March 19, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    That ball wasn’t on its way down??

  26. Rey   March 19, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    Sent guys to the FT line off contested jumpshots in OT, couldn’t get anything offensively, and both bigs (Jefferson and Allen) PASSED – yes, PASSED – the ball when they had it inside the paint. Until next year, Temple…

  27. Casey   March 19, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    SDSU just proved themselves worthy of their seed.

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