The Temple Owls visit CFE Arena in Orlando, Florida on Wednesday to play the Central Florida Knights. Temple is now 10-2 on the season following its 82-64 win over Drexel 10 days ago in its most recent outing. The Owls were led by Shizz Alston Jr. with 25 points, while Nate Pierre-Louis chipped in with 22 points.
Central Florida won its fourth straight and improved to 10-2 on the season with a 77-56 win over Illinois State. Aubrey Dawkins led the Knights with 18 points of which 15 game from 3-pointers, while Tacko Fair posted a double-double, his 20th at UCF in the 19-point win.
Shizz Alston Jr. leads the Owls in scoring and assists with averages of 19.3 points and 5.4 assists per game. Two other players led by Quinton Rose with an average of 16.3 points per game are averaging double figures in scoring. Ernest Aflakpui is leading the Owls in rebounds with 7.1 per game. Temple is shooting 44.1% from the field and 29.7% from 3-point territory.
B.J. Taylor leads Central Florida in scoring with an average of 17.5 points per game. Aubrey Dawkins is the second leading scorer and second in rebounds with averages of 15.6 points and 6.0 rebounds per game. Tacko Fall leads the team in rebounds with an average of 6.9 per game. Terrell Allen leads the Knights in assists with an average of 4.7 per game. UCF is shooting 47.8% from the field and 37.1% from 3-point territory.