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.
Dalton Pepper scored 24 points and Temple defeated No. 23 SMU 71-64 on Sunday.
Montrezl Harrell scored a career-high 22 points and No. 13 Louisville built a 30-point first-half lead en route to an 82-58 victory over Temple on Friday night.
Temple lost its third straight and 11th in 12 games when they fell to Houston 88-74 Sunday.
Temple’s Dalton Pepper led all scorers with 15 points, while Anthony Lee had 12 and Will Cummings 10.
James Bell scored 19 points to lead No. 9 Villanova to a 90-74 win over Temple on Saturday.
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.
The victory was the first in American Athletic Conference play for the Owls, who had lost eight straight games to start the calendar year, including its first seven league contests.
Each team, represented by their coach and two players, had 15 minutes to state their cases, how they were affected and why their team should stay, speaking directly to School President Neil Theobald, Athletic Director Kevin Clark and Board of Trustees members.
School officials say it will be a chance to “exchange viewpoints” during these meetings, as members of the teams try to get more answers and keep their programs alive.
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.