Biggest strength: First-rate guard play is a necessity in the NCAAs, and Temple has that. DeCosey, Brown and Coleman are experienced, proven guards. Brown is a steady, pass-first point guard, Coleman has an anywhere-in-the-area-code jumper, and DeCosey is deadly off the bounce and has a pump fake that seemingly gets every defender to bite.
Biggest weakness: Temple struggles to shoot straight at times (.405 FG) and therefore can fall victim to long scoring droughts. Making matters worse is that one of Temple’s young shooting stars, freshman Trey Lowe (career-high 21 points vs. then-No.1 Villanova on Feb. 17), will likely miss the NCAA tournament due to injuries suffered in a recent car accident.
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