Temple still felt the sting of their NCAA Tournament snub as they prepared for the NIT.
Villanova will head into the NCAA Tournament as a #1 seed, and their fans couldn’t be happier. Meantime, it was close but no cigar for Temple, news students on campus didn’t take well.
Temple (23-10) was not selected to play in the NCAA Tournament.
Temple appears to be on the NCAA Tournament bubble as selection Sunday approaches. The Owls are paying little attention these days.
With just two games remaining in the regular season for the Temple, the Owls are living on the bubble despite owning 20 wins. If the Owls are to play tournament basketball this month, senior guard Will Cummings will be a big reason why.
The Temple Owls will look to get back on the winning track on Thursday as they welcome Houston to the Liacouras Center in American Athletic Conference play.
Will Cummings scored 21 points, added five assists, and four steals to lead Temple to a 75-59 win over Cincinnati on Tuesday night.
The Temple Owls will have a chance at revenge against Cincinnati on Tuesday.
Will Cummings scored 19 points to go over 1,000 points in his career as Temple beat South Florida 61-48 on Wednesday for its fourth straight win.
Jesse Morgan scored 15 points and Temple sank 10 3-pointers in taking an 86-62 victory over UCF on Wednesday night.
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.