Category Archives: Temple

2013-14 CoBL Division I Awards

What. A. Season. Of the 10 teams that make up CoBL’s primary Division I coverage (Delaware, Drexel, La Salle, Lafayette, Lehigh, Penn, Penn State, Saint Joseph’s, Temple and Villanova), two won their league tournament titles. A third set the school … Continue reading

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Big day for Temple sophomore Dan Dingle

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – When he got to Temple, Daniel Dingle could barely bench press 150 pounds. And the 6-foot-7 Bronx native found out that at the high-major Division I level, that’s not nearly strong enough to guard opposing post … Continue reading

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Big 5 awards announced

Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) – It was a rather quiet March for the Big 5, with neither Saint Joseph’s nor Villanova making their way to the Sweet 16, both at the hands of the UConn Huskies. La Salle, Penn, and Temple … Continue reading

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Anthony Lee transferring out of Temple for final season

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Temple redshirt junior Anthony Lee has graduated from the university and will transfer for his final year of eligibility. The Columbia, Md. native posted the following status on his Facebook this morning (sic): “Temple University thanks for … Continue reading

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UCF ends Temple’s season in double OT

Anthony Bellino (@Bellino_Anthony) – Just eight days ago Temple defeated Central Florida in overtime, the Knights were without their leading scorer, guard Isaiah Sykes, in that contest. In the first round of the American Athletic Conference Tournament, Sykes was in uniform and … Continue reading

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Lee’s 3-point play helps Temple past UCF in overtime

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Temple junior Anthony Lee had a key 3-point play in overtime and senior Dalton Pepper led the way in his final home game as the Owls downed Central Florida, 86-78, at the Liacouras Center on Tuesday night. … Continue reading

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UConn’s defense too much for Temple

Anthony Bellino (@Bellino_Anthony) – Temple has been an offensive-minded that seemed to struggle on defense throughout the 2013-14 season. Thursday night against Connecticut they played one of their best defensive games, unfortunately for the Owls they played arguably their worst … Continue reading

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Temple Preview: UConn (Feb. 20th)

Lee Kunkel (@Kunkel5) – Temple (7-17, 2-10) vs Connecticut (20-5, 8-4) When: Thursday, February 20th, 9pm (ESPN2) Where: Liacouras Center, Philadelphia PA KenPom: Temple 160th, UConn 20th In a Sentence: The Owls look to build on their biggest win of the season, an upset over SMU this … Continue reading

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Khalif Wyatt returns to US to play in NBDL

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Sitting in the stands at Conestoga High School, watching the Norristown Eagles in the first round of the District 1 AAAA playoffs on Saturday night, Khalif Wyatt smiled. “Trying to bring them some luck,” the former … Continue reading

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Temple upsets No. 23 SMU

Anthony Bellino (@Bellino_Anthony) – Temple has found ways to lose games all season long, when it comes to crunch time the Owls just haven’t excelled. Sunday against No. 23 SMU the Owls were in a dogfight for 40 minutes and … Continue reading

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No. 13/8 Louisville routs Temple

Anthony Bellino (@Bellino_Anthony) – Friday night Temple ran into a nationally-ranked Louisville team that they simply had no answer for. The No. 13/8 Cardinals had what seemed like two-things on their mind, play ferocious defense and feed 6-foot-8 forward Montrezl … Continue reading

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Temple Preview: Louisville (Feb. 14)

Anthony Bellino (@Bellino_Anthony) – Temple (6-16, 1-9) vs. Louisville (19-4, 8-2) When: Thursday, February 14, 6 PM Where: The Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, PA KenPom: Temple 173, Louisville 6 In a Sentence… The defending national champions come to the Liacouras Center … Continue reading

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Villanova clinches Big 5 with win over Temple

Anthony Bellino (@Bellino_Anthony) – Villanova didn’t trail to Temple at all in Saturday’s Big 5 contest, yet they couldn’t seem to separate themselves in the first half. The second half was a different story, the Wildcats showed everyone at the … Continue reading

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Villanova Preview: Temple (Feb. 1)

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – Villanova Wildcats (18-2, 7-1) vs. Temple Owls (6-13, 1-7) When: Saturday, February 1st, 4 PM Where: Liacouras Center, Philadelphia PA RPI: Villanova 3, Temple 172 KenPom: Villanova 14, Temple 148 In a sentence… The Wildcats look to … Continue reading

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Temple Preview: Villanova (Feb. 1)

Anthony Bellino (@Bellino_Anthony) – Temple (6-13, 1-7) vs. Villanova (18-2, 7-1) When: Saturday, February 1, 4 PM Where: The Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, PA. KenPom: Temple 148, Villanova 14 RPI: Temple 208, Villanova 5 In a sentence… This game has huge … Continue reading

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Temple gets first AAC win, survives Rutgers 88-82

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – After five long weeks of close calls and disappointments, Temple finally did enough to come out on the other side of the ledger. Will Cummings led four Owls in double figures as Temple snapped an eight-game … Continue reading

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CoBL Notebook: Temple/Cincinnati

Anthony Bellino (@Bellino_Anthony) – On Saturday night Temple fell to Cincinnati by a score of 80-76 despite a thunderous charge in the second half. Here are a few of the story lines from the game. Second-half charge Temple (5-13, 0-7)  … Continue reading

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Owls’ comeback effort not enough in 80-76 loss

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – They may not have won a game yet in the new American Conference, but this Temple team always fights. They’re undermanned, undersized and sometimes even under-skilled. But they’re in mostly every game. Behind a season-high 29 … Continue reading

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Temple Preview: Cincinnati (Jan. 26)

Anthony Bellino (@Bellino_Anthony) – Temple (5-12, 0-6) vs. No. 15 Cincinnati (18-2, 7-0) When: Sunday, January 26th, 4 PM Where: The Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, PA RPI: Temple 176, Cincinnati 22 KenPom: Temple 157, Cincinnati 21 In a sentence…. Two teams … Continue reading

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Temple Preview: Connecticut (Jan. 21)

Anthony Bellino (@Bellino_Anthony) – Temple (5-11, 0-5) at. Connecticut (14-4, 2-3) When: Tuesday, January 21st, 7 PM Where: XL Center, Hartford, Conn. RPI: Temple 169, Connecticut 28 KenPom: Temple 146, Connecticut 36 In a Sentence… Temple looks to snap a … Continue reading

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CoBL Notebook: Temple/La Salle (Jan. 18)

Anthony Bellino (@Bellino_Anthony) – La Salle outlasted Temple by a score of 74-68 in a Big 5 classic played at the Palestra. The game had several storylines that were well-worth talking about. Battle on the Boards Heading into the game … Continue reading

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Philly trio powers La Salle to 74-68 win over Temple

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Not a single player on La Salle’s roster was around the last time the Explorers beat city rival Temple, a seven-point win at the Liacouras Center back on Feb. 26, 2009. Senior guard Tyreek Duren was … Continue reading

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ESPN’s Gameday to showcase Palestra

Anthony Bellino (@Bellino_Anthony) – Though Temple/La Salle might be the focus of Saturday’s ESPN broadcast of the Big 5 contest, the star is likely to be the building the game is played in. Two members of the GameDay team, Digger … Continue reading

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Temple Preview: La Salle (Jan. 18)

Anthony Bellino (@Bellino_Anthony) – Temple (5-10, 0-5) vs. La Salle (10-6, 3-0) When: Saturday, January 18th, 12 PM Where: The Palestra, Philadelphia, Pa. RPI: Temple 157, La Salle 74 KenPom: Temple 136, La Salle 77 In a Sentence… Temple looks … Continue reading

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Temple drops fourth straight, 79-69 to Memphis

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – Folks have been begging Temple coach Fran Dunphy to show more zone defensive looks, especially given the lack of depth on the current Owls roster. Dunphy obliged, and the 2-3 zone that Temple went to with around … Continue reading

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