By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Temple will be looking for a third straight win on Thursday night as they host Duquesne at the Liacouras Center.
Now if there is any team that knows first hand just how competitive the Atlantic 10 is this season, it’s the 16-7 Owls (5-4 in the A-10).
Temple has played three straight one-point games, winning the last two, including a 72-71 decision at Dayton on Saturday.
“It was a really good win for us, certainly a little bit tenuous at the end against Dayton,” Temple head coach Fran Dunphy tells KYW Newsradio. “Actually we had a little bit more of a lead than it looks like we had against Charlotte (89-88 win on February 6th), we gave up a three at the buzzer to make it a one point game. We don’t want to be in those kinds of games, but the competition in this league is so phenomenal that you’re going to have many, many times, very, very close games and you need to learn to play with that much pressure on you.”
Listen to Matt Leon’s interview with Fran Dunphy: