Tag Archives: Fran Dunphy

Dingle returns to form in Temple’s win

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – It’s been a tough season for Temple redshirt sophomore Daniel Dingle. The 6-foot-7 forward from New York City tore his meniscus 10 games into a 2013-14 season where he was averaging 6.7 ppg in just over … Continue reading

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Backcourt paces Owls in second-round NIT win

Tom Reifsnyder (@tom_reifsnyder) – In basketball, and in most other cases, it’s best to finish what you’ve started. The Temple Owls, a 1-seed, did just that as they defeated 5-seed George Washington in a wire-to-wire 90-77 victory at the Liacouras Center … Continue reading

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Donahue sets priorities to start Penn’s rebuild

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Fifteen years after his career took him out of the only area he’s called home, Steve Donahue returned to Philadelphia. The newly-named 20th head coach in the 115-year history of Penn basketball stood at a podium … Continue reading

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Penn’s Calhoun goes with safe choice in Donahue hire

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Before the 2014-15 season, after two straight years of single-digit wins and with a new athletic director in town, it was clear that Jerome Allen was running out of time at Penn if he didn’t turn things around. … Continue reading

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Temple’s NCAA hopes up in air after 69-56 loss to Southern Methodist

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – HARTFORD, Conn.–With a chance to secure a spot in the NCAA Tournament, Temple instead has to wait a day to find out its fate. The Owls were in position to move off the bubble, with an … Continue reading

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Temple facing Southern Methodist with NCAA hopes on the line

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – For Temple, the NCAA Tournament picture has become fairly clear: beat Southern Methodist. If the Owls can overcome the No. 20/21 Mustangs on Saturday afternoon in the American Athletic Conference semifinals (3 PM, ESPN2), it would … Continue reading

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Mixed emotions in Palestra stands for Allen’s final game

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – When Penn’s Jerome Allen was introduced before his final home game as Quakers head coach on Tuesday night, the stands told the story. Half of the seats in the Palestra had fans who rose to their … Continue reading

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Temple tops UConn, 75-63, on Senior Day

Jack Goodwillie (@jackgoodwillie) — Everybody has an opinion on who deserves to play in the NCAA tournament later this month. Personal opinions aside, one thing is for certain: now is not the time to be counting out the Temple Owls. A packed … Continue reading

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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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