To the Wildcat faithful-
I'd like to highly recommend the joint Villanova / Temple preview produced by I Bleed Blue and White and The Owls' Nest for Sunday's game. The Wildcats will be looking to complete yet another sweep of its City Series rivals, at the Liacouras Center...
Some highlights from The Owls' Nest interview:
TON: Temple's defense has arguably been the main reason for the Owls' success this year. How do you expect the Wildcats, with all of those offensive talents, to counter the defensive force on North Broad?
IBBW: More than likely we are going to try and push the tempo. With Mouphtaou Yarou out indefinitely, we don't have a single guy who would classify as slow. Our only true bigs, Antonio Pena and Maurice Sutton, are both phenomenal at staying with the guards on the break and getting back on defense. I'd also expect a heavy dose of our 4-out-1-in offense, in which we try to exploit mismatches by getting our guards matched up against your bigs. A big key will be hitting our shots though. We've been scoring a ton, but we haven't been that efficient. We probably won't have as many opportunities against Temple, so we need to execute.
More to come...