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.
After a horrific first 10 minutes, No. 24 Temple stabilized and dominated George Washington in the second half on the way to a 57-41 victory on Saturday.
Temple and St. Joe’s are two programs heading in decidedly different directions. The 23rd-ranked Owls’ coasted to a 66-52 win over the Hawks on Sunday.
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.
Now ranked 23rd in the country in the AP poll, the Owls are preparing for Thursday night’s game at the Liacouras Center against a very good Richmond team.
Ramone Moore scored 26 points on Saturday, and No. 24 Temple won its sixth in a row, beating Dayton 75-63 despite missing top rebounder Lavoy Allen.
Scootie Randall scored 27 points as Temple defeated Rhode Island 80-67 Saturday afternoon for its fourth straight win.
Scootie Randall scored 17 points, Lavoy Allen had a double-double and Temple kept Saint Joesph’s winless in conference play in a 72-54 rout on Saturday at the Palestra.
Lavoy Allen scored 22 points and Ramone Moore had 21 points and six assists to lead Temple to an 84-74 win over Northern Illinois on Saturday.
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.
Micheal Eric had 14 points and nine rebounds to lead five starters in double-digit scoring and No. 22 Temple beat Toledo 82-49 on Sunday.
College basketball is quickly approaching, and hopes are high for the Temple Owls this season. The three-time defending Atlantic-10 champions are ranked #22 this preseason.