Hamilton, Miller led UConn past Temple in AAC semifinal

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Daniel Hamilton and Shonn Miller scored 19 points and Connecticut shrugged off a slow start to beat top-seeded Temple 77-62 on Saturday in the American Athletic Conference semifinals. Showing no signs of fatigue after needing four overtimes to win the longest game in league history in the quarterfinals, the Huskies built a 16-point first half lead and weathered...
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March 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Connecticut 77, Temple 62

Forward Daniel Hamilton's 19-point, 11-rebound effort pushed fifth-seeded Connecticut past top-seeded Temple 77-62 on Saturday at Amway Center in Orlando, Fla., earning a berth in the American Athletic Conference Tournament title game. Forward Shonn Miller added 19 points for the Huskies (23-10), who will play 10th-seeded Tulane or sixth-seeded Memphis on Sunday for the championship...
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March 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Temple defeats South Florida 79-62 in AAC quarterfinals

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Jaylen Bond led a balanced attack with 17 points and top-seeded Temple defeated South Florida 79-62 in the American Athletic Conference quarterfinals on Friday. Quenton DeCosey added 14 points and Obi Enechionyia 13 points as the Owls (21-10), who face the UConn-Cincinnati winner in the semifinals Friday, put five players in double figures. Mark Williams made...
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March 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Temple outright champs of the American

Quite a year for Temple hoops as the Owls closed out the regular season with a 64-56 victory over Tulane on the road, clinching the AAC regular season title outright. Both Temple’s men’s and women’s basketball hit the 20-win mark in back to back seasons. Quenton DeCosey continued his strong senior season with a another game in double figures with 15 points and he certainly...
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March 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Temple survives in the final seconds against UCF

Tied at 61 with under 30 seconds to go, Temple put the ball in the ands of their leading scorer Quenton DeCosey and he delivered with the game-winning jumper with 3 seconds left in the game. This is a game Temple could not lose and DeCosey made sure of that giving them a 63-61 victory. Obi Enechionyia continues to play well and he once again led the Owls in scoring with 18 points...
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February 27, 2016  |  Discuss

DeCosey gives Temple a 63-61 win over Central Florida

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Quenton DeCosey scored 16 points, including the game-winning jumper with 3.1 seconds left, and Temple edged Central Florida 63-61 on Saturday. Central Florida tied the game when Daiquan Walker made two of three free throws with a minute left. DeCosey fired an airball 3 near the end of the shot clock but UCF lost the ball out of bounds. DeCosey's desperation 3...
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February 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Temple takes down Houston on the road

In a game where Temple’s leading scorer Quenton DeCosey was held to only 8 points, sophomore Obi Enechionyia stepped up in a big way with a career-high 26 points and was the only Owl in double-figures. Obi made six of Temple’s 10 three-pointers including the game-tying three with under a minute to go. Then Devin Coleman delivered the final blow with a three of his own to give...
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February 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Bond helps Temple top South Florida 77-65

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Jaylen Bond scored 18 points with 14 rebounds and Temple beat South Florida 77-65 on Sunday. Bond was 9 of 17 from the field and had six offensive rebounds for Temple (16-8, 10-3 American), which has won five in a row to take the top spot in the conference. The Owls shot nearly 48 percent and made 9 of 24 from beyond the arc. Obi Enechionyia also had 18 points...
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February 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Temple takes care of South Florida

Temple dominated this game pretty much the whole way, getting a huge game from Jaylen Bond, who had his seventh double-double of the season, with 18 points and 14 rebounds. The Owls shot a healthy 47% as team and had a season-high 20 assists on 32 made field goals en route to a 77-65 victory to extend their win streak to five games. Obi Enechionyia had a nice game with 18 points...
Via Complete Philly Coverage
February 14, 2016  |  Discuss

The Luckiest guy I know

 Fran Dunphy, coach of the Temple Owls, became the winningest coach in Big 5 history surpassing his predecessor John Chaney. Dunphy started his head coaching career at the University of Pennsylvania where he spent 17 years and then received the nod from John Chaney to take his place at Temple. Dunphy has been just about everywhere in the Big 5, playing and coaching at La Salle...
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February 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Temple rallies late to sweep UConn

After going into halftime up 31-29, Temple’s offense fell asleep to start the second half and UConn took advantage of that, going on a 12-3 run. The Huskies drove the lead up all the way to 52-42 with 6:28 left in the game and all hope seemed lost. That was until Daniel Dingle and Quenton DeCosey took over the game. Dingle hit 3 three’s down the stretch then DeCosey made a no...
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February 11, 2016  |  Discuss

DeCosey scores 23, Temple rallies to beat UConn 63-58

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Quenton DeCosey scored 23 points, including his team's final nine points, and Temple rallied to beat UConn 63-58 Thursday night for its fourth straight win. Daniel Dingle scored 12 of his career-high 15 points in the second half for the Owls (15-8, 9-3 American Athletic Conference), who overcome a late 12-point deficit by closing the game on a 21-4 run. Shonn...
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February 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Temple coach Matt Rhule rocks some Karaoke

Temple Owls coach Matt Rhule is a beloved figure in Philadelphia, so much that he can even draw a crowd when he goes out on the town. Thanks to a video from Almighty Philly, we now know that Rhule can sing Karaoke quite well, especially when it comes to “My Girl” by The Temptations. I must say, Rhule isn’t the worst I’ve ever heard! Just the same, Coach, do us all a favor...
Via Campus Sports Net
February 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Temple comes back to beat Tulsa in OT

Temple could not buy basket most of the game, only shooting 34% in the first half. but found themselves tied with Tulsa heading into halftime. Tulsa got off to a fast start in the second half with a 10-2 run, building the lead up to 12. However, they didn’t count on Quenton DeCosey, who was held scoreless in the first half, to go off like he did. DeCosey led the Owls with 21 points...
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February 05, 2016  |  Discuss

4-Star Defensive Tackle Karamo Dioubate Commits To Temple Over South Carolina

One of the final blue chip recruits left unsigned will be staying in his native Philadelphia. Four-star defensive tackle Karamo Dioubate committed to Matt Rhule’s Temple Owls over the SEC’s South Carolina Gamecocks during a ceremony moments ago.  LIVE on #Periscope: Karamo Dioubate is about to decide between Temple, South Carolina and Alabama. https://t.co/36aPP4a49N — Kyle...
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February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

No.8 SMU Suffers First Loss To Unranked Temple

One of the most interesting stories of the college basketball season was the SMU mustangs. Sitting at 18-0 before their game with Temple, they were playing with a chip on their shoulder because they were banned from the postseason for academic misconduct. Finally, however, the eighth-ranked team fell on the road 89-80. Naturally, Temple fans stormed the court. THE FANS STORM THE...
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January 24, 2016  |  Discuss

No. 8 SMU becomes last Division I team to lose, Temple wins

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Eighth-ranked SMU became the last Division I team to lose this season when Devin Coleman scored a career-high 23 points and led Temple to an 89-80 win Sunday. Coach Larry Brown and the Mustangs (18-1, 7-1 American Athletic Conference) were off to the best start in team history. SMU is ineligible for postseason play this year because of NCAA infractions. Coleman...
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January 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Temple upsets SMU, ends undefeated streak

Just like that of the Undertaker, the streak is over as undefeated No. 8 Southern Methodist fell to the unranked Temple Owls in Philadelphia this afternoon, 89-80. Owls reserve guard Devin Coleman had seven three-pointers and was 8 of 8 from the field as he led all players with 23 points, and Quenton DeCosey added 19 points. On SMU’s end, Sterling Brown led with 19 points and nine...
Via Campus Sports Net
January 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Lights out shooting propels Temple by East Carolina

Temple looked fast asleep in the first half of tonight’s game, trailing by as many as 11 points and went into halftime down by 38-33. Keep in mind, Temple up to this point was 0-6 when trailing at the halftime and nobody expected them to wake up the way they did in the second half. Temple came out swinging in the second half going on a 9-0 run to start and never looked back, winning...
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January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

No. 23 UConn falls to Temple 55-53 on Brown's jumper

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Josh Brown hit a spinning jumper in the lane with 2.5 seconds left and Temple upset No. 23 UConn 55-53 on Tuesday night. The Owls (7-6, 2-1 American Athletic Conference) led by as many as eight points in the second half, but were tied after two free throws from UConn's Daniel Hamilton. Coach Fran Dunphy called a timeout with 14 seconds left to set up Brown...
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January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Temple cruises against Delaware State, 78-63

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Quenton DeCosey scored 20 points, including 12 of 15 at the free throw line, and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Temple to a 78-63 win over Delaware State on Saturday. Josh Brown finished with 14 points and a team best four assists for the Owls (5-5). Mark Williams and Trey Lowe each added nine points. The Owls won got to the free throw line 38 times in the game...
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December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Boca Raton Bowl: Toledo and Temple cross paths

Given the strength of the American Athletic Conference in 2015, to the diminishment of the other four conferences in the Group of Five, it’s easy to think that the Temple Owls and the Toledo Rockets exist in different places as the Boca Raton Bowl approaches. The AAC dominated the Group of Five race this season. It had the most contenders (Memphis, Navy, Temple, and eventual champion...
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December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Temple LB Tyler Matakevich wins Nagurski Trophy

The Temple Owls finished one of their best seasons in school history with a 10-2 record and an AAC East division championship. Their success was thanks mostly in part to their defense, especially linebacker Tyler Matakevich. He has been one of the biggest playmakers for the Owls’ defense this year and was awarded for it. According to College Football Talk, Matakevich was awarded...
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December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Rhule signs extension with Temple

The Temple Owls have announced that head football coach Matt Rhule has signed a contract extension running through the 2021 season. Rhule lead the Owls to their best season in the school history as they finished with a 10-3 mark and got to the AAC Championship Game. Their terrific season will wrap up as they play in the Boca Raton Bowl against Toledo on December 22. The Owls climbed...
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December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Footage shows security guard assaulting Houston fan

After Houston beat Temple to win the AAC Championship on Saturday, fans stormed the field in celebration. Instead of celebrating with his fellow fans, however, one fan was viciously assaulted by one of the CSC security team, however, for reasons unknown. WARNING: Video contains some language and violent images. We haven’t heard the last of this story. There are a lot of questions...
Via Sportsnaut
December 05, 2015  |  Discuss
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