The women’s basketball team will look to win its third straight game in a home game at 7 p.m. tonight against Rutgers at McGonigle Hall.
After knocking off Seton Hall and Northeastern last week, the Owls will bring a 3-1 record against the Big East Conference’s Scarlet Knights. Rutgers is 1-1 with a win against George Washington and an opening night loss to Georgia.
Wednesday’s Thanksgiving Eve game will feature two centers who lead their respective sides in scoring.
Temple is led by senior center Victoria Macaulay, who is averaging 18 points and 11 rebounds per game in the early going of the season. The Owls’ second leading scorer is freshman small forward Sally Kabengano, who is averaging six points per game.
Through their first two games, senior center Monique Oliver leads Rutgers with 13 points and 8 rebounds per game. Senior guard Erica Wheeler and senior forward Chelsey Lee both average nine points per game.
After a sloppy win against Northeastern on Saturday in which the Owls committed 29 turnovers, coach Tonya Cardoza said following the game that a performance like that will not be good enough to beat a team like Rutgers.
The Scarlet Knights have received votes to be included in the NCAA National Rankings.