The Temple Owls had a chance at the end. They’ve had plenty of chances this season. But once again, they came up short.
UConn forward DeAndre Daniels said he needed a bounce-back game. He got one against Temple.
Tyreek Duren scored 20 points, Tyrone Garland added 17 and La Salle extended its winning streak to five with a 74-68 win over city rival Temple on Saturday.
The Owls have lost five straight and remain alone at the bottom of the AAC. They dressed only eight players Tuesday night because of injuries. Dalton Pepper led the Owls with 21 points.
The Owls came undone in the second half as they lost to Memphis 79-69 Saturday.
The difference in the game, outside of Temple’s ongoing injury issues, was USF dominating down low — winning the rebound battle, 40-30, and outscoring Temple in the paint, 50-30.
Will Cummings’ career high 31 points wasn’t enough as Temple lost to UCF 78-76 Saturday.
Kadeem Jack had 18 points and Junior Etou scored the go-ahead basket with 40 seconds to play to lift Rutgers to a 71-66 win over Temple on Wednesday night.
Dalton Pepper scored a season-high 26 points to lead Temple in a 101-65 win over LIU Brooklyn on Saturday night.
Aaric Murray had a record-breaking performance in his home city, scoring a career-high 48 points to lead Texas Southern to a last-second 90-89 upset win over Temple on Wednesday.
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.
Temple University says it is cutting seven sports programs in 2014, including baseball, women’s rowing and softball, among others. Nine coaches will lose their jobs.
The Owls trailed early in the second half, but bounced back to pick up the large victory.
UConn won its first game of the season with a 28-21 come-from-behind win over Temple on Saturday night.
Cummings’ 3-pointer with 7 seconds left lifted the Owls to an 83-81 victory over Georgia at the Charleston Classic on Friday and rescued the Owls after the Bulldogs had rallied from 13 points down to move in front 81-80 on Charles Mann’s driving layup moments earlier.