Tag Archives: Fran Dunphy

Dingle gets a second chance to make first impression

Anthony Bellino (@Bellino_Anthony) – (Ed. Note: This article is part of CoBL’s 2014-15 College Season Preview, which will run from October 3-November 14, the first day of games. For the complete rundown, click here) Temple fans will notice something different … Continue reading

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Temple’s Enechionyia the new kid on the block

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – (Ed. Note: This article is part of CoBL’s 2014-15 College Season Preview, which will run from October 3-November 14, the first day of games. For the complete rundown, click here) Although there are four new active … Continue reading

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Bond set to bring Temple back to defensive prominence

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – (Ed. Note: This article is part of CoBL’s 2014-15 College Season Preview, which will run from October 3-November 14, the first day of games. For the complete rundown, click here) Temple used to thrive on making … Continue reading

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2014-15 Season Primer: Temple Owls

Anthony Bellino (@Bellino_Anthony) – (Ed. Note: This article is part of CoBL’s 2014-15 College Season Preview, which will run from October 3-November 14, the first day of games. For the complete rundown, click here) 2014-15 Temple Season Preview Coach: Fran … Continue reading

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Alston exactly what Dunphy, Temple needed

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – Levan Alston, Jr. came across a basketball relic in his basement recently. And when it came time for him to make a decision on where to play his collegiate basketball, he saw it fit that the … Continue reading

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Haverford School’s Levan Alston stays home, commits to Temple

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Temple has its backcourt of the future, and the makings of a very good incoming freshman class in 2015. Haverford School senior guard Levan Alston, Jr. gave his verbal commitment to Fran Dunphy and the Owls in a press … Continue reading

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At 84, Bill Mlkvy wants to leave student-athlete legacy at Temple

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Sitting in the lobby of Temple’s basketball practice facility, Bill Mlkvy can’t help but be a little jealous of his surroundings. The modern, two-year-old facility is located on the third floor of the renovated Pearson-McGonigle Hall–a … Continue reading

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‘Nova gets commitment from top 2015 target Jalen Brunson

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – After swinging and missing on a few elite prospects in recent weeks, Jay Wright and Villanova have landed potentially their top target in the 2015 class. Stevenson (Ill.) point guard Jalen Brunson, son of former Temple … Continue reading

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AAC releases conference schedule

Anthony Bellino (@Bellino_Anthony) – The American Athletic Conference rolled out their conference schedule on Thursday, despite being in just its second year, the conference has already undergone some major changes from the top down. Gone is Rick Pitino and national … Continue reading

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Temple adds McKie as assistant coach

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Temple’s coaching staff looks like it will get a shake-up this season, though perhaps not the one that was expected a few weeks back. Temple coach Fran Dunphy has added former Owl and Sixers guard Aaron … Continue reading

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Updated CoBL D-I Recruiting Needs: Part 2

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – (Ed. Note: This piece originally ran May 21. We’ve updated it to include recent commitments with the July live periods just days away) With the recruiting for 2014 over and done with, Division I programs across … 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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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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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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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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