Jesse Morgan scored 17 points and Temple held off UConn 57-53 in overtime Monday to win the American Athletic Conference opener for both teams.
The Temple Owls have just two games left in the regular season, including Saturday when they host Cincinnati in American Athletic Conference action.
Matt Rhule and his Temple Owls head to State College to take on the Penn State Nittany Lions.
Temple upset Vanderbilt 37-7 on Thursday to start the 2014 season.
Temple will return from a week-and-a-half layoff and play its first ever American Athletic Conference game on Wednesday night as the team visits the Scarlet Knights of Rutgers.
The Owls were hit hard by graduation, as five seniors from last year’s squad have moved on. Head Coach Fran Dunphy understands there must be more patience with a host of players which saw limited action last season.
It should be fun on Saturday night on Hawk Hill as St. Joe’s hosts Temple in a critical Big 5 and Atlantic 10 match-up.
Temple defensive tackle Kamal Johnson will not practice or play with the Owls after he was arraigned on charges stemming from an alleged assault Sept. 27 on his girlfriend, also a student at the university.
In the family of Pennsylvania college football, Temple is like Penn State’s kid brother. The Owls inch closer each year to ending decades of futility against the Nittany Lions, only to be outmuscled at the end by their in-state foe.
Temple University has named an acting president as it continues to search for a replacement for its departing leader.
Langston Galloway scored 22 points while Carl Jones and Ronald Roberts each added 18 to lead Saint Joseph’s to an 82-72 victory over No. 22 Temple on Saturday.
Ramone Moore scored five of his 18 points in overtime to help No. 22 Temple beat La Salle 80-79 on Wednesday night, the Owls’ 11th straight win.
Temple and the Big East are talking about the Owls rejoining the conference as soon as next season.
Khalif Wyatt scored 24 points and Juan Fernandez 20 as Temple dominated Duquesne 78-58 Saturday in Atlantic 10 Conference play.
Ramone Moore scored 22 points and Aaron Brown had 15 points off the bench to help Temple cruise past Rhode Island in a 73-56 win on Saturday.