Posted January 26, 2014 on
Down 19 points in the second half to Cincinnati, ranked 15th in the country, the Temple men’s basketball team looked very much like a squad which has yet to win in the new year or in its new league.
But then Dalton Pepper caught fire, pouring in 27 second-half points on his way to a career-high 33 only to see a questionable foul with seven seconds remaining lead to another defeat.
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Listen to comments from Temple coach Fran Dunphy, Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin and Owl players Dalton Pepper and Will Cummings after Cincinnati edged Temple, 80-76, despite Pepper's career-high 33.
The University of Cincinnati Bearcats overcame a dazzling second-half shooting display by Temple guard Dalton Pepper and hung on to post their 12th straight victory Sunday.
Sean Kilpatrick, who led the Bearcats with a season-high 29 points, made two free throws with 7.2 seconds remaining to break a tie and give UC a 78-76 lead. Temple’s Will Cummings was then called for an offensive...