Category Archives: Temple

Newcomers lead hot-shooting Temple to 82-62 win over Delaware

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Temple head coach Fran Dunphy has referred to his two mid-season additions as “shot-makers.” If the way the Owls shot the ball against Delaware in Jesse Morgan and Devin Coleman‘s debut is any indication, what they have … Continue reading

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Temple’s Morgan, Coleman present Dunphy with new problem

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Fran Dunphy has a roster problem. It’s a different problem than he had a year ago–in fact, it’s one the coach would have loved to have had last season. Last year, the Owls had just nine … Continue reading

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Enechionyia quickly earning minutes with solid play

Aron Minkoff (@AronMinkoff) – Freshman Obi Enechionyia is starting to blossom into quite the impact player for Temple. That was evident again on Sunday afternoon as Temple was downed by Villanova, with the Springfield, Va. native making a big impact in … Continue reading

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Hilliard, Hart lead Villanova past Temple, 85-62

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Through its first nine games of the season, Villanova’s earned a reputation as a team without a star. The Wildcats’ top seven players all averaged within a few points of each other, and the team hadn’t … Continue reading

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Tipping Off: Sunday, December 14

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – Welcome to Tipping Off, CoBL’s mostly-daily hub where you can get all the information on today’s games while also catching up on the action from the previous day as well as various other things going on … Continue reading

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Four Observations: Temple/Towson

Anthony Bellino (@Bellino_Anthony) & Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Interesting game at the Liacouras Center on Thursday night between Temple and Towson, with the Owls scoring five points over the opening 10 minutes before scoring 50 after halftime in a 76-64 … Continue reading

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Bond makes first start in Temple win over Towson

Anthony Bellino (@Bellino_Anthony) – When Jaylen Bond announced he would be transferring to Temple from Texas, he came with lofty expectations. Wednesday night Bond got his first start in a Temple uniform and did not disappoint. In a game where … Continue reading

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Palestra serves as main attraction in Big 5

Anthony Bellino (@Bellino_Anthony) – Since it opened in 1927, the Palestra has hosted more games than any other college basketball venue. In 2014, the allure of the building and the tradition behind it are stronger than ever. Big 5 teams, … Continue reading

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Temple holds off La Salle 58-57

Jack Goodwillie (@jackgoodwillie) — It’s normally dangerous for a player to rely so heavily on shooting the basketball. Shooting slumps can strike at any time, and when a player is off, it can really hurt his team’s shooting percentage, and, … Continue reading

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Tipping Off: Saturday, December 6

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – Welcome to Tipping Off, CoBL’s daily hub where you can get all the information on today’s games while also catching up on the action from the previous day as well as various other things going on … Continue reading

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Three Observations: Saint Joseph’s/Temple

Anthony Bellino (@Bellino_Anthony) – Saint Joseph’s gritted out a 58-56 victory over Big 5 rival Temple at Hagan arena. Here are some extra notes from the contest. DeCosey shines on both sides of the court Ask anyone familiar with the … Continue reading

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Saint Joseph’s fends off Temple comeback, 58-56

Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) – There’s no such thing as a comfortable lead in Big 5 basketball. A young and inexperienced Saint Joseph’s team got their first real taste of that as they held on for a 58-56 victory over Temple … Continue reading

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Tipping Off: Wednesday, December 3

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – Welcome to Tipping Off, CoBL’s daily hub where you can get all the information on today’s games while also catching up on the action from the previous day as well as various other things going on … Continue reading

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Bond starting to produce as Temple expected

Aron Minkoff (@AronMinkoff) – Prior to the season, there was a certain buzz surrounding Jaylen Bond, a junior forward who transferred from Texas. After sitting out for an entire season, Bond’s debut as an owl was delayed by an ankle … Continue reading

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Temple pulls away from LIU Brooklyn in 70-56 win

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – After rolling to a 37-point win last year against a LIU Brooklyn team that then graduated the best point guard in school history as well as two other starters, Temple might have been overlooking the Blackbirds just … Continue reading

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Tipping Off: Sunday, November 30

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – Welcome to Tipping Off, CoBL’s daily hub where you can get all the information on today’s games while also catching up on the action from the previous day as well as various other things going on … Continue reading

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Four Observations: Temple/Penn

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) & Patrick Paul (@P_Paul20) – Temple opened up the 2014-15 Big 5 season with a 76-67 win over Penn on Tuesday night at the Liacouras Center. Here are some extra notes from the evening: Williams emerging as … Continue reading

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Temple outlasts Penn, 76-67, in Big 5 opener

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) & Patrick Paul (@p_paul20) – When Fran Dunphy recruited Mark Williams to Temple for his incoming 2013 class, he wasn’t expecting a big scoring punch from the power forward. A late addition to the class after signing in the spring, … Continue reading

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Tipping Off: Tuesday, November 25

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – Welcome to Tipping Off, CoBL’s daily hub where you can get all the information on today’s games while also catching up on the action from the previous day as well as various other things going on … Continue reading

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Temple’s offensive woes continue in loss to UNLV

Anthony Bellino (@Bellino_Anthony) – Despite starting the season 2-1, Temple has struggled to find its offensive identity. Saturday night’s matchup with UNLV in the consolation game of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic provided no answers to Temple’s offensive struggles. The Owls … Continue reading

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Turnovers mire Owls in 74-54 loss to No. 4 Duke

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – BROOKLYN, N.Y.– The destination was predetermined before the season even started, long before Temple took the court against American or Louisiana Tech to open the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic – two teams they easily could have lost … Continue reading

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Tipping Off: Friday, November 21

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – Welcome to Tipping Off, CoBL’s daily hub where you can get all the information on today’s games while also catching up on the action from the previous day of action as well as various other things … Continue reading

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CoBL’s opening weekend observations

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – The college basketball season got underway this weekend with a bang. After Monday night’s action, every team in the country had played at least one game, giving us a few early answers about many of the … Continue reading

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Four Observations: Temple/Louisiana Tech

Anthony Bellino (@bellino_anthony) & Jack Goodwillie (@jackgoodwillie) – Temple’s second home game of the season was an 82-75 victory over a Louisiana Tech team that loves to push the tempo. The Owls fell behind by double-digits in the first half … Continue reading

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Brown, Owls salvage rough first half, top La. Tech 82-75

Jack Goodwillie (@jackgoodwillie) — Temple sophomore guard Josh Brown averaged 2.7 points last season. That equates to less than a 3-pointer a game over the course of a 31 game season. On Monday night, the Newark, N.J. native played what … Continue reading

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