Originally written on Fightin For Philly  |  Last updated 10/21/14
Dalton Pepper scored 24 points, but Temple was dominated in the paint and lost 79-69 to the Tigers at the Liacouras Center. “We’re still a work in progress,” Owls coach Fran Dunphy said. “I think we’re putting ourselves in decent position but we’re losing focus on a possession or two that changes the whole momentum of the game, so that’s what we have to correct.” Cummings, Temple’s leading scorer, left Thursday night’s loss to South Florida with concussion-like symptoms. He was cleared to play against Memphis shortly before the game and finished with 11 points, five assists and four turnovers in 29 minutes. “I like how we hung in the game,” Pepper said. “We hung in until the end. One or two more stops, one or two more makes and we’re right there at the end of the game. Quenton DeCosey had 18 points for the Owls. Both Pepper and DeCosey played the entire game. “Dalton Pepper is a stud, Quenton DeCosey is a stud, and I think Will Cummings is really good,” Memphis coach Josh Pastner said. “I know (Cummings) is a little banged up from the game on Thursday but their perimeter players are really, really good.” Temple will look to get a win when they play Cincinnati on Tuesday at 9:00.
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