By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Temple sits at 13-6 on the season as they prepare to return to the Liacouras Center on Wednesday night to host Richmond in Atlantic 10 action.
The Owls (2-3 in the Atlantic 10) are coming off an 83-71 loss to #9 Butler at Hinkle Fieldhouse on Saturday.
Temple battled in this one, an 18-5 second half run turned a 51-38 deficit into a 56-56 tie with 8:12 left. Then, after the Bulldogs built the lead back up to 12, the Owls sliced it back down to six in the final seconds, but they would get no closer.
“To play there against that team, you’ve got to be focused every possession,” Temple head coach Fran Dunphy tells KYW Newsradio. “And we lost it in a couple possessions that hurt us.”
Listen to Matt Leon’s interview with Fran Dunphy: