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Temple's Last Game: The favored Owls were stunned by Canisius, 72-62. The same Canisius team that Syracuse just beat by 24.
Series: Syracuse leads 16-13.
Current Streak: 1, Temple
Last Game: Temple beat Syracuse 65-54 in the consolation game of the 2002 NIT. Preston Shumpert scored 21 in the loss.
Boeheim's Record Vs: 5-1
Temple Last Year: Finishing 25-7, the Owls earned a 7-seed in the NCAA Tournament. They beat Penn State in their first game before losing to San Diego State in the 2nd.
Temple Coach: Fran Dunphy, who is in his sixth season after replacing John Chaney. He is 134-65 with the Owls and 444-228 in a career that includes 17 seasons at Penn.
"Fear Me, I've Killed Hundreds Of Timelords": Khalif Wyatt is the team's leading scorer with 14.5 points per game while Scootie Randall is scoring 13.7 ppg and leads the squad with 7.5 rebounds per game.
Fun Fact: Syracuse vs. Temple was once a yearly series. The two teams played for 12 straight seasons between 1968-69 and 1979-80.
Unexciting Reason To Watch: All of the Syracuse/MSG/NYC references.
Exciting Reason To Watch: A win will make it 901 for Jim Boeheim, meaning he would tie Bobby Knight for 2nd-place all-time with a win in the next game.
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