Dalton Pepper scored 26 points and Will Cummings had 23 to lead Temple to an 86-78 overtime victory over Central Florida on Tuesday night.
Russ Smith had 24 points, moving into ninth place on Louisville’s career scoring list, and the seventh-ranked Cardinals throttled Temple 88-66 on Thursday night.
Shabazz Napier scored only two points in the first half and finished the game shooting 3 for 11 from the field. Connecticut coach Kevin Ollie was never worried about his star guard.
First, LaMont Ferrell and Darrin Pearsall had to convince their former coach, John Chaney, that it was okay to do a documentary on his life.
Temple’s Dalton Pepper led all scorers with 15 points, while Anthony Lee had 12 and Will Cummings 10.
It’s easy to throw out the records whenever two city teams meet in a Big 5 battle. Villanova has made it clear that Saturday’s showdown with Temple is no exception.
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.
Fatima Maddox (left), a 2007 graduate of Temple University who played for Coach Dawn Staley, says being back in Philadelphia is great.
Temple officials say the Detroit team was unable to get to Philadelphia in time for the game.
Undefeated Temple trailed at halftime but they dominated the second half en route to a lopsided win at the Pavilion.
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.
Even though college basketball may have been on the minds of the fans at the Palestra, the annual event raises money for the American Caner Society.
In local college basketball, three of the “City 6″ teams will be in action tonight (Wedsnesday), and two of them will be battling each other.
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.