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.
The Owls face a daunting task Sunday when they meet the top-seeded Hoosiers in the NCAA tournament.
The Owls are in the tournament for the sixth straight season. In four of the last five, they were knocked out in their opening game. They hope to change that trend on Friday in Dayton.
Temple comes into the post-season hot, having won seven straight games heading into the A-10 tournament.
Fran Dunphy says that Temple still has some work to do if they want to get into the NCAA Tournament.
The Temple Owls sit at 21-8 with just two games remaining in the regular season, and are getting ready for the home stretch.
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.
Safe to say, it will be the biggest Big 5 game of the season on Thursday night as Temple hosts La Salle.
Temple will be looking for a third straight win on Thursday night as they host Duquesne at the Liacouras Center.