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Temple ranks 8th in the nation in steals per game. As after two games played, Temple has averaged 12.5 steals per game. It won it’s first two games Because it’s defense is it’s offense.

Temple has turned the ball over an average of 8.6 times per game in two games played, whiled it’s opponents have turned the ball an average of 19.5 turnovers per game.

Temple won’t lose many games if that continue. But as we shall see, Temple did not keep playing it’s pressure defense.
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Temple is now pressuring the ball and causing forced opponent turnovers. We didn’t see that last season.

Temple is playing arguably as well defensively as any team in the nation, but is showed no respect. Temple defense has turned Temple from being outshot on two’s as occurred last season, to Temple shooting a higher percentage on two’s in it’s first two games than Temple’s opponents have. Last season opponents scored more points than Temple on two’s, the reverse is true this season.

Last season, Temple averaged 1 more foul per game than opponents did. In Temple’s first two games, Temple has averaged 4 1/2 less fouls than opponents have per game, and thus reduced opponents scoring.

Last season, Temple averaged scoring one more FT per game more than opponents did. This season, Temple is outscoring opponents by an average of 5-points per game at the foul-line.
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Looking at Rose performance to date, it’s clear that Rose should not be the focal of Temple’s offense in half-court sets. As he’s taking 8.5 two-pointers per game and has shot them at only 35.3 percent, going 2-8 on two’s in Temple’s first game, and 3-9 on two’s in Temple’s second game. He has missed jumpers, lay-ups and dunks.

On three’s he has shot 33 percent on 2-4 shooting his first game, and shot 1-5 on three’s in Temple’s second game. That’s especially alarming as Temple is causing tilurnovers and he’s still not shooting well.

He’s averaged 7 foul shots per game, and 4.5 made free throws per game, with a 64.3 foul shooting percentage.

He’s only made one steal in two games, and has averaged only 2 rebounds per game.

Temple’s Dre Perry has started off like a house on fire coming off the bench, as playing 18.5 mpg, he has shot 55.6 percent on two’s and 66.7 percent on three’s In Temple’s first two games. Perry has committed no turnovers, Rose is averaging 1.5 per turnovers per game. Perry still needs to lower his fouling. If Perry played as much as Rose, Perry would have more rebounds than Rose.

It’s also clear that Perry has outperformed Moorman to date and Moorman has outperformed Rose as well. Moorman has shot 60 percent on two’s and 33 percent on three’s, the same as Rose. Rose was a better three point shooter last season.

While we need to see a larger body of work from Perry, I’m not suggesting a change in the starting line-up as yet, but at the very least Perry should play more minutes and take time from both Moorman and Rose.

Temple may well be able to dominate their opponents with it’s steals on defense, but it should not count on that. It needs to get it’s half-court play in order, or instead fastbreak off defensive rebounds., It’s clear that Rose to date is part of the problem. Temple needs to continue to keep its turnovers down, and get it’s shooting percentages up. Perry may we’ll be part of the solution.

Temple has to find the right ball distributors. Right now it’s not working as well as it should with Rose dominating play. Favoritism needs to stop, as it jeopardizes Temple’s future success going forward.
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After Temple plays LaSalle this Saturday, Temple embarks on a three game schedule that see’s the competition getting stronger with each passing game, as Temple faces USC, then Maryland.

I’m anxious to see if Temple’s pressure defense continues to be as effective as it’s been in their first two wins, and whether Temple plays even more that way.

Also, will Temple’s 3-point shooting improve?
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Temple’s defense via steals has led to Temple’s scoring in transition, and at the foul-line. Nate averaging a whopping 5-steals per game has resulted in his shooting 60 percent from the field on two’s.

Rose is also a transition scorer, but he’s made but one steal in two games. Averaged far more steals last season. Partially explains why he’s only shooting 35 percent on two’s.

Temple has scored well off it’s pressure defense, and it needs to employ often in both halves of a game.

Temple did employ it’s pressure defense in spots in both halves of the Morgan State game, and as a result scored 37 and 38 points respectively in each half.

Temple half court sets have been crap, and will continue to be with it’s present starting line-up. That’s because both Rose and NPL are neither good three point shooters, nor are they good two point jump shooters.

Nate is good slashing to the hoop, but he always doesn’t have good judgment as he sometimes crashes and burn. And given that Rose is not playing well in half-court sets, and he takes a lot of shots, Temple is in a world of hurt going forward if Temple is going to continue to primarily play half-court sets.

The main reason that Temple has done well as they have is because Alani, Moorman, Perry, and Hamilton, are all shooting the ball well in half-court sets.

That’s why I say that Temple needs to play it’s pressure defense more often.

It’s very hard for anyone to play with both Rose and NPL in half court sets, especially Rose, as he’s a ball-hog.

Alani Moore is shooting fairly well. The more shots he takes from Rose the better. Wish Perry would shoot more as well.

One can see Scott struggling to play with them as well. As with Alston gone they think there their the man in half court sets.

Must be frustrating for Scott to having dominated in scrimmages playing against them, to now having to play second fiddle in games. Hope McKie addresses this problem. He doesn’t seem to realize the problems with Temple’s half-court sets. Needs to playing a pressure defense.
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I had hopes this season that Q.Rose would finally play with more smarts. He continues to do dumb things like try to dunk the ball and missing, and jacking up three’s when he’s off. Was 1-5 on three’s playing against Morgan State.

Rose still takes Temple’s second most fga’s when he’s not an efficient scorer. As he has shot 3-8 on two’s, or 35 percent, in Temple’s first two games. Temple has has Perry, Alani, Moorman, Hamilton who all are shooting 50 percent or more on two’s. He’s even shooting two’s worse than last season, when he finished shooting a woeful 43.6 percent on two’s in conference play.

Even though Temple has averaged almost 5 more field goal attempts per game so far this season, Temple is averaging less points than last season. Rose is a big reason for that.

Rose performance against Morgan State shows that he scored 16-points, on 20 scoring opportunities. Bad ratio.

As Rose only shot 5-14 on fga’s, including 3-8 on two’s, ,1-5 on three’s, and on 6 trips to the foul-line, shot 7-11 at the foul-line. So he used 20 scoring opportunities to produce

A good player on 20 possessions and scoring opportunities would be expected score 26 points. His 16 points on 20 scoring opportunities as Rose’s was Aa sub-par performance.

Contrast Rose with Dre Perry in the same game who coming off the bench and with on only seven scoring opportunities scored 12 points. As he shot 4-6 from the field, 4-4 on two’s, and shot 2-2 from the foul-line.

Given that Perry was 3-6 from the field in the first game, can knock down three’s, he should at least be playing more than the 18.5 minutes per game he’s been playing. He’s a good rebounder, and has no turnovers. Contrast that Rose who has always had a high turnover rate, which inhibits Temple from being successful.

Rose should have taken fewer shots to allow better Temple shooters to shoot the ball. If so, Temple would have scored more points.

In the Drexel game, Rose scored 14-points on 14 scoring opportunities, which was just average. He also shot 5-12 from the field, but once again was 3-8 on two's, 2-4 on three’s, and on 2 trips to the foul-line was 2-3.

His shooting 3-8 on two’s in both games or 35.3 percent, really kept Temple from scoring more points.

Rose is awful in transition when he’s running a fast break. As he often doesn’t look and pass the ball to the open man in front of him, or if he does, often waits to long to pass the ball and Temple fails to score. He prefers to finish the play and has failed to score because his shot is contested at the rim, or he attempts a dunk, and the ball careens away off the iron.

As we all witnessed Temple was a mess playing in half-court sets. One reason is that Rose is a ball hog, and advance stats shows that the team does not perform well offensively when he plays.

McKie has Nate stealing the ball like a madman and converting on the end to divert attention from his average or poor play. As does Temple winning both games by a healthy scoring margin.

The coaches need to be vigilant. For regardless of whether Temple’s pressure defense is going to carry the day, Temple’s half-court offense is in need of surgery.

Hopefully we’ll see if Rose performs better against La Salle, and whether Perry is given a bigger role and performs well, or James Scott steps up to the plate and delivers.

Rose is surely capable of having high scoring games, but that rarely happens, and when they do, it’s far between games when that happens.
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Temple scoring just 70 and 75 points in it’s first two games concerns me. Not because the opponents were not good, as Drexel only lost to Rutgers by five-points following their loss to Temple, but because Temple’s half-court offense is a mess.

The present starting line-up is going to continue to stall at the beginning of each half, and at other times they are on the court. Temple is simply not getting the three-point shooting and foul shooting they need.. It’s my view that’s not because Alani is in the starting-up, as he’s performed admirably, but rather without him taking as many shots as Shizz did, Nate and Rose’s glaring weaknesss are exposed. As both are not high volume nor consistent three-point shooters that most outstanding teams have.

Since both are primarily slashers they require the ball in their hands. This leads to the ball coimg to an abrupt stop when they have the ball.

Since Rose is taking a lot of two’s, and shooting them at 35 percent, Perry or Scott should either replace him in the starting line-up orv sub-in for him quickly when he falters.

Both willnprovide Temple with better perimeter shooting, plus Scott can get to the rim as well as Rose can.

Till than, Nate and other Temple players will have to continue causing many opponent turnovers, and by doing so have Temple’s defense be it’s offense.

I’m fearful that Temple may lose some games they otherwise would have won till their house is in order.

If Scott is to be effective playing on the wing, he needs to play with Alani, a true PG. The two playing together last season often beat Temple’s first team. As we have seen, he’s not effective playing with Josh or Nate playing PG.

Long range, Scott should be at PG, with Nate and Dunn on the wing. That backcourt would be very difficult to beat. Am confident that Scott will soon show the same fine play he has demonstrated in team scrimmages, namely that he can score from anywhere on the court.
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Temple’s pressure defense is solely responsible for Temple shooting their two’s so well.

As Temple has three players that are shooting two’s at 60 percent or better: Nate, Alani, and Moorman, and two players who are shooting 50 percent or better, as Perry is shooting two’s at 55.6 percent, and Hamilton is at 50 percent.

Shooting three’s well are Perry, Moorman, and Rose, who are are shooting 66.7 percent on three’s.

Dre Perry has the highest Total Shooting Percentage (TSP) at 69.5 percent. The TSP combines two, three-point shooting percentages, along with the player’s foul-shooting percentage. The next four- Nate, Alani, Moorman, and D.Moore, who all have TSP’s in the low 50 percent range.

Sure seems that Perry should play more.
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Temple’s 2-0 record right out of the gate has been largely due to Temple committing few turnovers, while at the same time forcing opponent turnovers via steals.

Temple has committed but 8.5 turnovers per game. That’s 11th fewest turnovers committed in the nation. At the same time, Temple has averaged 12.5 steals per game. That’s 10th best in the nation.

Temple’s opponents have average 18 turnovers per game. Temple ranks 53rd in the nation in forced opponent turnovers.Temple needs to apply it’s pressure defense more often in future games.

Temple is committing 9.5 fewer turnovers than it’s opponents per game, that is 10th best in the nation.

Opponents have averaged a few more rebounds per game than Temple.

It’s very hard to lose games when a team has so many more scoring opportunities in one game. Temple has had 8.5 more scoring opportunities per game than both opponents have had. We’ll have to see whether Temple will maintain that advantage as they play better teams.


Of Temple’s 8.5 more Temple scoring opportunities, Temple has invested them by taking 6.5 more two-point shots per game than opponents have. Temple has averaged more trips (14-8) to the foul-line per game than opponents, but opponents have taken 4 more three-pointers attempts than Temple has.

Temple has converted two’s at 48.2 percent, compared to opponents 44.3 percent. Temple has made 4.5 more baskets per game, and such has allowed Temple to score nine more points per game than their opponents did. Temple’s superior percentage shooting on two’s is related to Temple having many breakaways off two’s.

Temple getting so many breakaways, has led to Temple taking 9 more foul shots per game than opponents, but Temple is only converting foul shots at 64.4 percent compared to opponents 66.7 percent. Tempke is leaving points at the foul-line.Temple has scored 5.5 more points at the foul line than opponents per game.

Temple has taken 4 less three-pointers per game than opponents have, but by Temple converting three’s at 25.5 percent compared to opponents converting three’s at 23.6 percent. opponents have scored but 1.5 more points on three’s per game than Temple has.


Overall, opponents have shot only 39.2 percent on 44-125 field goal attempts. That ranks Temple 44th in the nation.

Temple has held opponents to shooting but 23.6 percent on three’s, which is 32nd in the nation. Both of Temple’s opponents are poor three-point shooting teams. By playing Temple’s in your face perimeter pressure defense against better teams, Temple should continue to keep opponents three point shooting percentages down.

Even though Temple forces so many opponent turnovers, Temple players are not being called for a lot of fouls. As Temple averaged but just 15 fouls per game, ranking Temple 30th in the nation.

Temple needs to vastly increase it’s three-point shooting attempts and percentage, if Temple is going to be among the nation’s elite teams.

Temple’s best small ball line-up may well be Moorman, Perry, Scott, Nate, and Alani.
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Temple is a six-point favorite to beat La Salle.

i’m looking for Temple to show signs of a robust offense today, and on defense, that it can play an effective pressure defense over a longer period of time than we witnessed in prior games. Also want to see Temple stop the three ball, while Temple shoots the three ball well.

Temple needs both Scott and Perry to have a break-but game.

Want to see Temple, not only win the game, but to win handily as such would be an impetus going into a tough road.
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Temple beat LaSalle 70-65 for Temple’s third straight win. Temple sJoe’s their tour de force pressure defense in the first half as as Temple held La Salle to only 22 -points scored in the first, as Temple’s forced opponent turnovers enabled Temple to score 36-points in the first-half. Once again Temple defense created Temple’s offense.

Temple’s defensive prowess was led by Nate Pierre-Louise, a relentless defender and rebounder.

In the second half Temple’s, pressure defense started-off effective again, and stopped when Temple applied pressure on the perimeter, and by failing to do so, La Salle went off scoring 43-points in the second half.

La Salle shot 40. 7 percent on 15-37 three point attempts. 57.8 percent of LaSalle’s shots were three-balls. La Salle scores 45 of it’s 65 points on three’s. Think about that. McKie has to learn that Temple must protect a lead by stopping the three-ball.

For the third straight game Temple’s half-court offense performed badly, as Temple shot 40 percent on two’s on 14-35 shooting, as Temple players had a hard time finishing at the rim. Temple shot 33 percent on three’s, on 7-21 shooting. Moorman had his second straight bad shooting night, shooting 1-5 from the field.
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It’s taken me awhile to process the state of Temple’s basketball team after three games. Here’s my take on Temple’s defense. My next post will be on Temple’s offense, or better put, lack thereof.

What we have witnessed is a far cry from what Temple basketball has been in years past. It’s also different from how virtually all other college teams play basketball.

Will start with the defense. Starting in the second-half of Drexel game, Temple in the second half, Temple in short stints, employed a pressure defense that resulted in Drexel only shooting 44 percent on two’s. Stopping two’s was Temple’s glaring weakness last season as opponents shot a whopping 50.1. percent on two’s for the season.

By playing a pressure defense on the perimeter that speeds them up and that results in opponents not shooting well on 2’s or three’s. It gets opponents out of their rhythm.

Drexel shooting poorly on three’s was primarily do to Drexel being a poor three-point shooting team. Drexel scored only 62-points.

Against Morgan State, Temple employed it’s pressure defense a little bit more, and Morgan State shot on 45 percent on two’s. It also was a poor three-point shooting team, and finished the game scoring only 57 points.

Against LaSalle, Temple displayed it’s pressure defense the whole the first half. As a result, Temple held LaSalle to scoring only 22-points in the first-half. Temple stopped both the two and three ball.

In the second-half, once again, Temple employed it’s pressure defense, but for some unknown reason employed it mostly against the two-ball, not the three-ball.

Do think that Temple’s pressure defense, with players revolving in and out, will continue to be effective against better teams, as players on any college team, whether good or not so good, are not trained to face such pressure, and can’t all of a sudden learn how to.

Temple’s pressure defense is based on Temple stealing the ball, causing turnovers, and doing the above without fouling and sending opponents to the foul-line.

Temple stellar defensive effort has been led by Nate Pierre-Louise, who in my view, has played the best defensive basketball of anyone in the nation. Can’t imagine anyone being better. He had 11 steals in Temple’s first few games. Some he made on his own by attacking the player he was guarding.

Forcing turnovers has been a collective team effort that every Temple player has contributed first few games. to.

Temple’s opponent overall stats in three games show them shooting but 40.6 percent on two’s. Opponents have made but 39-two’s, the 32nd lowest number of two’s scored in the nation.

It’s my understanding that Assistant Coach Monte Ross has been the architect of Temple’s vaulted offense, and kudos to him, ant the rest of HC Mckie’s coaching staff who has made this happen.
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We all thought that Temple’s two point shooting would rise from 49.8 percent last season with HC McKie stating that he intended have the team play up-tempo and run more. Instead, Temple has scored off of stealing the ball more this season.

As such, we’ve seen Nate’s 2-point shooting rise from 50 percent last season, to 56.7 percent in three games played so far this season.

In Temple’s half-court offense, Hamilton has shot 57.1 percent on two’s, Perry 53.8 percent, fMoorman but 42.9 percent.

The half-court offense should adjust so that those three players all drive to the hoop more. As last season, driving or shooting near the rim, Moorman shot 80 percent, Hamilton shot 76 percent, and Perry 53.6 percent.
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Temple’s half-court offense simply is not working. Plays are rarely run. All we see is the ball being passed from one side to the other, with Rose or Nate mostly playing one on one bb.

It’s a good thing watching Alani Moore shooting mostly three’s. He’s not being used as Temple’s PG.

Last season Shizz Alston was not only Temple PG, but it’s main shooter who shot well on two’s and three’s.Rose does not have that skill-set to be an effective high volume shooter, but McKie let’s him take a lot of shots anyway. That will come-back to hurt Temple.

Quentin Rose finished last season in conference play shooting three’s ok, but shot 2-point shots poorly at only 43 percent. His three-point shooting has improved but he shoots only 4 per game.

His 2-point shooting has sharply declined as Rose is shooting only 32 percent on two’s, and has compounded that by taking an average 8.2 two’s per game. Perry, Moorman, and Hamilton, are all better two-point shooters, but they get fewer touches, and therefore shoot less often.

After three games, Temple is shooting only 45 percent on two’s, and opponents even less at 40 percent. Temple is about to play muchbetter teams then it has faced to date. On the other hand, opponents are shooting three’s better than Temple is (30.4-27.9) percent) Therefore, Temple has a need to improve both it’s two and three-point shooting. If HC McKie can get Scott going, Temple should improve it’s shooting in both areas.

Alani Moore has done a good job not turning the ball over, and lis making more steal than turnovers. He doesn’t make many assists as plays are being routed thru both Rose and Nate.

The offense really bogs down even more so when Josh and Monte Scott sub-in for Alani and Rose, and Nate moves to PG. That doesn’t work, as Nate favors passing the ball to Josh, and ignores Scott who is both a shooter and slasher. Scott winds up standing on the wings. Last game, Nate refused to even look to pass the ball to Scoot who was open to shoot the three ball.

One can see Scott reacting to not getting the ball passed to him. No one likes favoritism. HC must take charge, and stop that.

It’s clear that McKie has confidence in Scott as he see’s him
Play everyday and has left in the follow for extended periods of time.

Temple half-court offense would work much better if Scott was Temple’s PG, and he plays with Perry or Alani so Temple would have some perimeter shooting from the second unit. Also, by playing PG, he would be a key player in the offense. He demonstrated in the Bahamas that he could play PG very well.

It’s going to be more challenging for Temple to win it’s next few games, unless McKie gets Scott involved in the offense.
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In Temple’s next five games it will face it’s real test against stiffer competition.

In it’s first 3-games, Temple has kept it’s opponents to scoring historically few points (61.3 points) per game, while Temple has averaged but 71.7 points per game. Temple is defensive team. Both Nate and Hamilton have Temple’s best statistical defensive ratings.

In the backcourt, Nate and Alani have led Temple in making steals. As Nate has averaged a whopping 4.3 steals per game, and Nate 2.5 steals per game. Temple has scored many easy baskets or made trips the foul-line. As such, Temple’s pressure defense has creates it’s offense.


Temple pressure defense led to Temple’s coring 9-more points per game than opponents, and that has produced

Temple’s big problem is it has shot only 45.8 on two’s, primarily because Rose has taken 8.7 two’s per game (14 percent of all of Temple fga’s), and has made only 30.8 percent of them. Temple has shot only 27.8 percent on three’s. Nate has made only one three on eight attempts.

Temple needs to do a few things to improve it’s shooting percentages. The first is that Rose should shoot more three’s if he’s on, and he should stop taking 2-point jump shots as he’s missed all six he has taken.

Also, most of Rose’s two point shots should go to Perry, Moorman, Hamilton, and Scott who has scored scored well going to the hoop. And Perry, Moorman, and Hamilton should drive to the hoop more. To do so, the court should be spread with the middle open.

Without Scott being integrated into Temple’s offense, Temple’s offense is going nowhere. Temple might win a lot of games because of it’s stellar defense, but that’s not likely to occur, unless Scott contributes by both scoring and making assists.

That hasn’t happened with him playing on the wing as he can’t get into rhythm with Rose dominating the ball, and other Temple players not passing the ball to him.either. The biggest change that has to be made is that when Scott subs-in that he plays PG. He’s a better decision maker than with Rose or Nate. That way Scott controls the ball, and can make assists and score.

To date, HC Mckie has chosen to have Rose, NPL and Josh, handle and distribute the ball when Alani subs out.

That has proven to be a disaster as neither are good decision makers, and both favor passing the ball to each other. Josh has yet shown he can shoot the ball. Mckie should limit Josh to continuing to play good defense, and his only driving to the hoop that he does well.
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Both coaches and players have publicly said before the season started that James Scott is Temple’s best offensive player. His stats from KSU show that he played outstanding bb in non-conference games against the nation’s best teams.


Rose and NPL dominate the offense and rarely look and pass the ball to Scott when he is open.

Playing Scott on the wing makes no sense given that Josh nor Nate have the skill-set necessary to play PG at a high-level. If Scott had been playing mostly PG, whether coming off the bench or starting, Temple would not be playing so awful half-court sets,as they have played the last three games.

It’s why JedClampett and I both called for Scott to start at PG before the season started.
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RE: Temple men’s bb 2019-2020
Last season, Temple averaged 17.6 fouls per game.I previously said that Temple had to reduce Temple’s fouling by 3 per game this season. In it’s first three games, Temple has reduced it’s fouling per game to 14.1 fouls per game.

The effect of reducing fouls has been to reduced opponent trips to the foul-line. Temple’s opponents have taken the 22nd fewest foul shots in the nation. Temple’s opponents have only averaged 7.3 made foul shots per game.
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Temple has averaged but 10.6 turnovers per game, 8th lowest in the country.

By Temple averaging an astonishing 12.3 steals per game has resulted opponents averaging 17.6 turnovers per game, 7 more turnovers per game than Temple commits. This has provided Temple with an average of 7 extra scoring opportunities per game, and opponents have lost 7 scoring opportunities per game they otherwise would have had.

Temple is shooting only 27.9 percent on three’s, 45.8 percent on two’s, and 67.6 percent at the foul-line.

With Temple labout to play better competition, we’ll have to wait and see if Temple can continue to win the turnover margin by such a wide margin, and hold opponents to shooting 40.6 percent on two’s, and 30.9 percent on three-pointers, and 61.1 percent at the foul-line.

It’s imperative that Temple maintain it’s pressure defense on the perimeter so opponents neither increase their number of three’s made, nor three point shooting percentage.
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[/Allowing Quentin Rose to shoot only 30-percent taking 8.7 two-point field goals per game doesn’t cut it. Has other better offensive players who should be shooting those 2’s.
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Thru three games, Temple’s two-point shooting has dropped to a woeful 45.8 percent, and it’s three point shooting is at 27.9 percent. Playing La Salle, Temple two-point shooting was an awful 40 percent. Temple stealing the ball often that led to easy baskets, and but for Temple’s steals, Temple’s two-point shooting percentage would have been even lower.

It’s clear that Rose is not shooting well even though Temlle is getting easy baskets when it employs it’s pressure defense.
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