The Temple Owls had a chance at the end. They’ve had plenty of chances this season. But once again, they came up short.
The Owls have lost five straight and remain alone at the bottom of the AAC. They dressed only eight players Tuesday night because of injuries. Dalton Pepper led the Owls with 21 points.
Brendon Kay sparked a Cincinnati offense that helped the Bearcats get started on the road back from a heartbreaking tragedy.
Sean Kilpatrick and JaQuon Parker scored 19 points apiece, and Cincinnati turned up the defensive pressure and emerged from a two-game slump by beating Villanova 68-50 on Tuesday night.
Corey Fisher got it started and Maalik Wayns finished the job. Fisher scored 20 of his 21 points in the first half and Wayns had 13 of his 15 in the second, and No. 7 Villanova beat No. 24 Cincinnati 72-61 on Sunday, handing the Bearcats their first loss of the season.