Temple put a scare in another top team in the American Athletic Conference — this time No. 22 Memphis. But in the end, the Owls fell to the Tigers 82-79 in overtime.
The Temple Owls face another difficult challenge in American Athletic Conference action on Thursday night as they welcome the defending national champions, #13 Louisville, to town.
Temple lost its third straight and 11th in 12 games when they fell to Houston 88-74 Sunday.
To say it has been a frustrating season to this point for the Temple Owls would be putting it mildly.
The Temple Owls had a chance at the end. They’ve had plenty of chances this season. But once again, they came up short.
Tyreek Duren scored 20 points, Tyrone Garland added 17 and La Salle extended its winning streak to five with a 74-68 win over city rival Temple on Saturday.
The Temple Owls will try to shake off back-to-back losses on Thursday night when they welcome South Florida to the Liacouras Center for an American Athletic Conference game.
Kadeem Jack had 18 points and Junior Etou scored the go-ahead basket with 40 seconds to play to lift Rutgers to a 71-66 win over Temple on Wednesday night.
Javan Felix hit a three-pointer with nine seconds to play in overtime and Texas topped Temple 81-80 on Saturday at Wells Fargo Center.
The Temple Owls will look to extend their winning streak to four straight games on Saturday as they host the Texas Longhorns at the Center.
The Owls trailed early in the second half, but bounced back to pick up the large victory.
The Temple Owls are 1-2 here in the early going and next up they travel to South Carolina to play in the Charleston Classic, opening things up against Clemson on Thursday.
The Temple Owls are coming off another successful season on North Broad Street. In 2012-13 they won 24 games, including an NCAA Tournament game against North Carolina State.
The Owls failed to make shots in crucial moments — especially the last minute — and lost to the No. 1-seeded Hoosiers 58-52 in the third round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday.
Temple star guard Khalif Wyatt says his injured left thumb should not be a problem when the Owls play top-seeded Indiana in the NCAA tournament.