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Temple bounces back, rallies against Houston, 66-54

Jack Goodwillie (@jackgoodwillie) — If the Temple Owls have proven anything this season, it is that they are a team of runs. Though they may be capable of great highs, the team is equally as suited to experience excruciating lows, … Continue reading

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Temple’s focus not changing with big road trip ahead

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Right now, the Temple basketball party line continues to be that each game holds equal importance in the Owls’ eyes. In many respects, that’s true. At 19-7 overall, with a 10-3 mark in American Athletic Conference … Continue reading

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Temple dominates down low to defeat ECU 66-53

Jack Goodwillie (@jackgoodwillie) – Jaylen Bond entered Saturday’s tilt with East Carolina coming off one of his best games in Temple’s colors. He played for nearly the entire game, and put forth 16 crucial points against one of the conference’s best … Continue reading

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Cummings leads Temple in 75-59 win over Cincinnati

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – When Temple went to Cincinnati in mid-January, the Owls were embarrassed off the court in the second half in a 31-point drubbing. But that was without Will Cummings, who was sidelined with a left ankle injury. … Continue reading

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Enechionyia provides key spark off the bench for Temple

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – Fran Dunphy admitted Saturday he hadn’t had a player quite like Obi Enechionyia in his eight previous seasons as coach at Temple University. A big, physical forward who’s quick, has range and can guard almost anyone … Continue reading

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Temple’s defense earns win over Tulane

Aron Minkoff (@AronMinkoff) – Defense wins championships. If that is the case, then the Temple Owls look poised to make a deep run into the NCAA tournament. Unfortunately for the Owls there has to be some sort of efficient offense … Continue reading

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Dingle staying ready despite diminished playing time

Tom Reifsnyder (@tom_reifsnyder) – After missing the majority of last season with a torn meniscus, everything seemed to be falling back into place for Daniel Dingle in 2014-15. Through Temple’s first 11 games, the redshirt sophomore had started in each contest, averaging … Continue reading

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Bearcats maul Owls, 84-53

Tyler DeGiacomo (@DJock10) – CINCINNATI, Ohio–There is not a single word or phase that could fully encompass what the Cincinnati Bearcats did to the Temple Owls Saturday night. The phase “tale of two halves” is one of the most overused cliches in … Continue reading

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Temple lets late lead slip away in 63-56 loss to Tulsa

Josh Einbinder-Schatz (@ironicjosh) – Jaylen Bond’s 6-foot 8-inch, 240 pound frame wasn’t enough to carry the Owls to their seventh straight victory. The forward recorded his third straight double-double, and his fifth this year, but Temple lost its first conference … Continue reading

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Bond’s career day leads Temple past UCF, 84-78

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – Jaylen Bond is really starting to find his groove for the Temple Owls. After being led by impact transfer Jesse Morgan over the last four games (all wins), the Owls received a career game from Bond, … Continue reading

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Morgan starring as Temple prepares for UCF

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Very quickly, Temple basketball has become the Jesse Morgan show. The former Olney guard, who played his first three years at Massachusetts before his dismissal from the A-10 program took his career path from Amherst back … Continue reading

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Will Cummings gets retribution in Temple’s upset of Kansas

Jeff McDevitt (@JeffMcDev) — Temple was nearing a big upset back on Sunday, January 6, 2013. Playing at treacherous Phog Allen Fieldhouse against then-No. 6 Kansas, the Owls had a one-point lead with less than three minutes to go. Will Cummings, then … Continue reading

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New-look Temple stuns No. 10 Kansas, 77-52

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – What a difference eight days can make. Eight days ago, Temple looked like an NIT team at best after getting blown out at Villanova, without a quality win on the resume. Then Jesse Morgan and Devin … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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