SMU had plenty of fans on its trip to Philadelphia. SMU coach Larry Brown coached the Philadelphia 76ers for six seasons and led them to the 2001 NBA finals. Aaron McKie, the sixth man on that team, is now a Temple assistant coach.
The Temple Owls will be looking to bounce back from a difficult loss. Larry Brown will be standing in their way.
Quenton DeCosey scored 15 points to help Temple hold off Tulane 64-56 on Wednesday night for its sixth straight win.
Temple, which led 37-21 at the half, made 14 of 38 shots from inside the 3-point circle but went 16 of 33 behind the arc.
Will Cummings scored 22 points, sinking 15 of 17 from the free throw line, to lead Temple past Towson 76-64 on Wednesday night.
The Bearcats limited Temple to just three field goal tries all game, forcing eight punts while making two second-quarter touchdowns stand for their sixth straight win.
Mark Williams scored a career-high 24 points and Temple defeated Penn 76-67 for a Big 5 victory on Tuesday night.
After blowing out Delaware State to improve to 2-1, the Owls shift their focus to UCONN.
Temple has a chance to do something this Saturday that it took the Owls all of last season to achieve—that’s win two games.
Quenton DeCosey hit a one-handed runner as time expired, lifting Temple to a 66-65 victory against South Florida on Saturday.
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.
Temple lost its fourth in a row and has dropped 16 of its last 18.
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.
Temple put a scare in another top team in the American Athletic Conference — this time No. 22 Memphis. But in the end, the Owls fell to the Tigers 82-79 in overtime.
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.