Their ten-game winning streak and 21-5 record have earned the Temple Owls the #22 slot in this week’s AP Top 25 poll as they look ahead to a pair of Big 5 games.
The Temple Owls are on a roll. “I was happy for our guards,” coach Fran Dunphy said of Saturday’s rout of St. Joe’s.
Juan Fernandez came into the game needing three points to reach 1,000 for his career. He got to 1,001 on a layup 5:10 into the game, then kept scoring.
The Owls have a few days off before heading down to Texas to play the Longhorns on Saturday in Austin, and Rice on Monday in Houston.
Aaron Brown came off the bench to lead all scorers with 19 points as Temple University posted a 77-58 win over Toledo on Wednesday night, snapping the Rockets’ six-game winning streak.
Tipoff is set for 7:00pm Wednesday night in Toledo, Ohio.
Ramone Moore scored 23 points as Temple beat Wichita State 78-74 in overtime Sunday in the third-place game of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off tournament.
Temple jumped out to a 23-6 lead, defeating Western Michigan 69-55 on Thursday morning.
Temple opened their season at the Palestra with a Big 5 win over the Quakers in overtime.
Temple has its roots firmly in the gritty tradition of Philadelphia basketball, not much flash but loads of defense and unselfishness. San Diego State has no tradition beyond all that gorgeous beach — and a handful of NCAA tournament defeats before this year.
Juan Fernandez scored 19 points and Lavoy Allen added 14 (with 18 rebounds) as Temple University defeated the University of Massachusetts, 73-67, in overtime on Wednesday night.
Ramone Moore scored 24 points, Juan Fernandez had 20, and #23 Temple used a 16-0 run to batter Richmond, 73-53, on Thursday night.
Villanova’s Corey Stokes nailed two key three-pointers to pull the Wildcats ahead.
Lavoy Allen hit a crucial three-point play and Temple escaped with a 64-61 victory over Maryland in Sunday’s BB&T Classic, despite yielding a 15-point lead.
Temple is taking some valuable baggage home from its disappointing trip to Florida. David Loubeau scored 13 points, Naji Hibbert added 12 and Texas A&M beat the No. 21 Owls 54-51 Sunday in the consolation bracket of the Old Spice Classic.