By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – It will be a Big 5 battle tonight at the Liacouras Center as Temple hosts Penn.
Both teams are coming off losses last time out. The Quakers lost a Big 5 game with St. Joe’s on Saturday, 79-59, to drop to 3-14 on the season (0-3 in the Big 5).
Temple is 12-5 (1-0 in the Big 5) after losing an Atlantic 10 match-up with St. Bonaventure on Saturday. The Bonnies shot 49% from the field against the Owls, including 52% in the second half.
“We obviously did not guard them like we needed to,” Temple head coach Fran Dunphy tells KYW Newsradio. “I thought our offense was okay, we had some open looks that we didn’t make. But as long as we take good shots, I’m okay with that. But our defense let us down, I thought.”
Listen to Matt Leon’s interview with Fran Dunphy: