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.
K.J. McDaniels had 20 points, eight rebounds and seven blocks to help Clemson overcome a 12-point deficit and defeat Temple 72-58 to finish the opening round of the Charleston Classic on Thursday night.
With a few minutes to play, Temple looked as if it was going to pull off one of the biggest upsets of the season. And then it all fell apart….
Jerrelle Benimon scored 32 points and Towson came from behind for a 75-69 win over Temple on Thursday night.
Anthony Lee had 16 points and 11 rebounds, and Will Cummings scored 17 points for the Owls (1-1).
Dalton Pepper scored the go-ahead layup with 45 seconds left, helping Temple recover after blowing a 15-point lead to beat Penn 78-73 on Saturday night.
Two fourth-down plays in a span of 75 seconds kept Temple from winning its first-ever American Athletic Conference game Saturday.
Temple played the first half so well Saturday they thought they would win for the first time in the American Athletic Conference. Then came the second half.
The win snaps a seven-game losing streak for Temple, and a six-game home losing streak, both dating back to last season.
Brendon Kay sparked a Cincinnati offense that helped the Bearcats get started on the road back from a heartbreaking tragedy.