Temple Looks To Stay Perfect In A-10 vs. Duq.

PHILADELPHIA-The Temple women's basketball team (10-5, 2-0 A-10) looks to stay undefeated in Atlantic 10 play when it travels to Duquesne (10-6, 0-1 A-10) on Sunday. The teams will tip off at 2 p.m.

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Series Record

This is the 38th meeting between Temple and Duquesne, with Temple leading the series, 27-10. The Owls won the last meeting, 74-66, on February 17, 2008 and have won the last 10 meetings.

My Kind of Town

Assistant Coach Dan Durkin returns to the Palumbo Center for the first time since leaving Duquesne two years ago. Durkin led the Dukes from 1993-2007, taking home the 1998 A-10 Coach of the Year Award and finishing as the winningest coach in Duquesne women's basketball history.

Scouting the Owls

All five starters netted double figures to lift Temple to a 95-48 win over Rhode Island Wednesday. The Owls started off on fire and never looked back, jumping out to a quick 19-2 lead. Lindsay Kimmel nailed back-to-back three pointers to push TU's lead to 22 points. The Owls led at intermission by 33 points, 51-18. Kimmel was the top Owl, finishing with a career-high 22 points, including a career-high six three-point buckets. Shenita Landry and Kristen McCarthy followed with double-double performances, each scoring a career-high of 19 points. Landry also grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds, while McCarthy had a career-high 10 boards. LaKeisha Eaddy had a double-double with 12 points and a career-high and Liacouras Center record 12 assists. The last time that a Temple player had a double-double in points and assists was in 1992 when Dallese Jackson had 12 points and 12 assists against Rhode Island. Shanea Cotton rounded out the double-digit scoring with 10 points.

Landry leads four Owls in double figures with 12.7 ppg and a team-high 9.1 rpg, while Cotton is second with 12.7 ppg. Shaqwedia Wallace is third with 11.3 ppg. Eaddy is fourth with 10.2 ppg and has dished a squad-high 70 assists.

Scouting the Dukes

Duquesne dropped a 82-45 contest Wednesday at #24 Xavier. Kristi Little scored a game-best 21 points for the Dukes. The Dukes started out the game by taking a 12-6 lead. The Musketeers countered with a 12-0 run over the next four minutes to take an 18-12 advantage with 12:05 remaining in the half. DU would not recover Little scored the last 11 points of the half for DU who took a 38-23 deficit into halftime.

Little leads three Dukes in double figures with 13.8 ppg, while Keri Pryor is second with 11.2 ppg. Rachel Frederick is third with 10.3 ppg and a team-high 7 rpg.

RPI Report

In the latest Women's RPI Report (1/14), Temple is one of three A-10 teams ranked in the top 50, ranking 50th.

Owls + Kids = Winners

Temple should consider playing all of its games in front of thousands of screaming children, as the Owls are a perfect 7-0 on their School Day. The Cherry and White have also set multiple Liacouras Center records on School Day including field goal percentage (62.2) vs. Charlotte (1/6/06), most points scored in a half (56) against St. Bonaventure (1/13/05), most points scored in a game (95) and field goals made (37) vs. URI (1/14/09) .


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