The Richmond Spiders and Temple Owls meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Barclays Center. The Richmond Spiders look to get back to a .500 record. The Temple Owls look for their third win.
The Richmond Spiders are averaging 70.2 points on 42.7 percent shooting and allowing 65 points on 38.3 percent shooting. Tyler Burton is averaging 19 points and 8.5 rebounds, while Jason Nelson is averaging 12.8 points and 3 rebounds. Isaiah Bigelow is the third double-digit scorer and Matt Grace is grabbing 4 rebounds. The Richmond Spiders are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 69 percent from the free throw line. The Richmond Spiders are allowing 24.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36 rebounds per game.
The Temple Owls are averaging 74.4 points on 42.2 percent shooting and allowing 74.6 points on 46 percent shooting. Damian Dunn is averaging 24 points and 3.5 rebounds, while Khalif Battle is averaging 15.8 points and 2.5 rebounds. Jamille Reynolds is the third double-digit scorer and Zach Hicks is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Temple Owls are shooting 32.8 percent from beyond the arc and 80.9 percent from the free throw line. The Temple Owls are allowing 27.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.8 rebounds per game.
The Richmond Spiders have been on the end of some tough losses, and now they get to play on the end of a back to back after playing overtime last night. In fact, it’s Richmond’s second overtime game since the 14th. Rough spot for the Spiders. The Temple Owls aren’t always pretty, but they can get physical and take advantage of tired legs. I’ll take my chances with Temple and whatever the line is once released.
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