By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Temple Owls have made the turn for home here in the regular season and they are playing pretty good basketball as they do it.
The Owls have won three straight games for the first time since they opened the season with six straight wins. Their latest victory was one of their most impressive as they smothered a good Charlotte team on Sunday, 71-51.
“I thought our inside presence was good (Sunday), not flawless,” Temple head coach Fran Dunphy tells KYW Newsradio. “But we got a lot of help from our guards in terms of getting deflections and scraping down on the post guys.”
The Owls held Charlotte to 27% shooting in the win.
Temple is now 19-8 on the season and 8-5 in the Atlantic 10 as they get ready to host Detroit on Thursday night. So have the Owls started to hit their stride as they get closer to the post-season?