Temple made it to the semifinals of the A-10 tournament, dropping the contest to the eventual tournament champion Richmond Spiders 58-54.
With an RPI of 39 and strength of schedule at No. 5, Penn State is facing a Temple squad that has an RPI of 30 but a strength of schedule ranked No. 108.
The Owls are led by junior guard Ramone Moore (6-foot-4, 180 pounds), who averages 14.9 point and 3.2 average assists while shooting 39 percent from 3-point range. In a loss to Richmond Saturday, Moore played all 40 minutes and racked up 11 points, going one for five on 3-point attempts.
Temple also looks to center Lavoy Allen, who averages 11.8 points per game and leads the squad with 8.4 rebounds per contest. Allen is a 6-9, 225-pound senior. Against Richmond he tallied 32 minutes, 12 points and 10 rebounds.
Juan Fernandez is often used as a set-up guard for the Owls, averaging 4.1 assists per game, but can also add points from the perimeter, averaging 10.7 points per game and hitting 32 percent of his 3-point attempts. The 6-4, 180-pound guard from Argentina had seven points, seven rebounds and 10 assists against the Spiders in the A-10 semifinals.
Khalif Wyatt is a 6-4, 205-pound guard who is averaging 10 points per game and 2.2 rebounds per game. The threat he poses is with his 3-point shot. He's hit 42.5 percent from behind the arc and in Temple's last two games he went 6 for 13.
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