Local college basketball preview: Jan. 16, 2013

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Temple at George Washington

When » Wednesday, 7 p.m.

Where » Smith Center

TV » CSN+

Radio » 1500 AM

After falling at Xavier 71-56 on Saturday, GW (7-8, 1-1) tries to take down another Atlantic 10 blue blood in Temple (11-4, 1-1). The Owls, who own victories over Syracuse and Villanova, are led by savvy seniors Khalif Wyatt (16.0 ppg, 3.9 apg) and Scootie Randall (11.9 ppg, 7.5 rpg). Villanova transfer Isaiah Armwood (12.2 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 3.1 bpg) is having a stellar first season at GW. The Owls have beaten the Colonials five straight years.

Holy Cross at Navy

When » Wednesday, 7 p.m.

Where » Alumni Hall, Annapolis

After five straight losses this season and four in a row to Holy Cross, Navy (6-11, 0-1) tries to regain the edge behind freshman Tilman Dunbar (10.6 ppg, 5.3 apg) and 3-point threats Brandon Venturini (10.2 ppg). Holy Cross (8-8, 0-1) counters with 6-foot-9 junior Dave Dudzinski (15.8 ppg, 6.8 rpg). Crusaders point guard Justin Burrell (14.3 ppg, 2.6 apg), a 5-9 sophomore from Potomac High in Dumfries, is one of the few guards similar in height to the 5-10 Dunbar.

Lehigh at American

When » Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.

Where » Bender Arena

With preseason All-American C.J. McCollum (23.9 ppg) out until March with a broken foot, Lehigh (11-4, 1-0) will try to win its second straight Patriot League title without him. There still is talent left over with 6-9 senior Gabe Knutson (15.4 ppg, 4.6 rpg) and 6-8 senior Holden Greiner (11.9 ppg, 6.5 rpg), who will battle a formidable duo from AU (6-10, 1-0) in 6-8 senior Stephen Lumpkins (14.9 ppg, 9.1 rpg) and 6-10 junior Tony Wroblicky (7.4 ppg, 5.9 rpg).

Susquehanna at Catholic

When » Wednesday, 7 p.m.

Where » Dufour Center

Ranked 11th in Division III, Catholic (13-2, 3-1) needs a win here to keep pace with Scranton (12-3, 4-1) in the Landmark Conference. Senior Shawn Holmes (17.3 ppg, 3.3 apg) is the top scorer for the Cardinals, while sophomore Steve Limberiou (14.9 ppg) is shooting 48 percent from beyond the arc to lead the league. The top scorer for Susquehanna (5-10, 1-3) is a Silver Spring native, freshman Brandon Headley (11.8 ppg).

kdunleavy@washingtonexaminer.com

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