Prior to the Super Bowl, we were able to pay increased attention to the Flyers and the 76ers. Both of them showed signs of coming to life.
Saint Joseph’s rallied from a nine-point deficit to edge Temple 70-69 Saturday.
The Bulldogs beat the Owls 83-71 Saturday.
St. Bonaventure beat Temple 81-78 Saturday and get its first road win over the Owls in 31 tries.
Khalif Wyatt netted 24 points and Anthony Lee added a double-double as Temple pulled out a 64-54 win over Saint Louis in Atlantic 10 Conference action Saturday.
Temple held a small lead late in the second half, but in the end the Owls came up just short of upsetting the Kansas Jayhawks, losing 69-62 on Sunday.
Maybe the biggest sports story of the fortnight was Temple’s major upset of Syracuse.
Khalif Wyatt scored 20 points and surpassed 1,000 for his career to lead Temple to a 63-46 victory over Alcorn State on Monday night.
Temple star guard Khalif Wyatt was arrested in Atlantic City near the intersection of Montpelier Avenue and Pacific Avenue after he allegedly propositioned an undercover cop who was posing as a hooker.
Victor Rudd Jr. and Anthony Collins each scored 17 points, and the South Florida Bulls shook off a frigid first 20 minutes, upsetting fifth-seeded Temple 58-44 Friday night in the Midwest Regional.
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.
Temple has climbed to the top of the A-10, and put on a show worthy of its standing.
It was a week of emotional ups and downs for the Temple Owls (10-4).
Khalif Wyatt scored 22 points and Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson had 17 to help Temple knock off No. 5 Duke 78-73 on Wednesday night.
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.