TEMPLE OWLS NEWS

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
1 day ago  |  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...
Via Complete Philly Coverage
2 days ago  |  Discuss

DeCosey scores 21 points, Temple edges Tulsa 83-79 in OT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Quenton DeCosey scored 21 points with seven rebounds and four assists to help Temple edge Tulsa 83-79 in overtime on Thursday night. Obi Enechionyia hit a 3-pointer with 34 seconds left in overtime to put the Owls up by four. Marquel Curtis trimmed the deficit to two with a layup, and when Tulsa was forced to foul with 12 seconds to go DeCosey made both free...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  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...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

DeCosey goes for 30, Temple outlasts South Florida 70-63

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Quenton DeCosey scored a career-high 30 points and Temple outlasted South Florida 70-63 on Sunday. DeCosey was 6 of 11 from the field, 4 of 7 from beyond the arc and 14 of 17 from the line. He added seven rebounds. Obi Enechioyia scored 13 points and Trey Lowe added 11 for Temple (12-8, 6-3 American). South Florida (5-18, 2-8) was led by Angel Nunez with 16 points...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  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...
Via Gamedayr
13 days ago  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  Discuss

SMU-Temple Preview

With blizzard conditions socking the East Coast, SMU must wait one more day for the chance to continue its perfect season. Though it might not be easy, the eighth-ranked Mustangs can do so by starting 6-0 on the road for the first time in school history with a victory Sunday at Temple. Originally scheduled for Saturday night, the severe storm that's dropped more than a foot of...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Decosey, Brown lead Temple to 62-49 win over LaSalle

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Quinton Decosey and Josh Brown scored 12 points apiece to help Temple beat LaSalle 62-49 Wednesday night. Jaylen Bond added 10 on 5-of-7 shooting points for Temple. The Owls (10-7, 4-2 Atlantic 10), who came in ranked No. 2 in the nation in fewest turnovers per game (9.4), committed just six. Temple shot 53.8 percent (14 of 26) in the first half and took a...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Bond gives Temple 67-65 win over Cincinnati in 2OT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Jaylen Bond scored on a putback with 20.2 seconds left in the second overtime on Saturday and Temple defeated Cincinnati 67-65. Cincinnati's Gary Clark stripped the ball from Josh Brown as he went up for a shot in the lane and the ball was tipped out to Obi Enechionyia on the left wing. Enechionyia just got off a shot that grazed the rim as the shot clock expired...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Ricky Tarrant sinks game winner after swallowing blood

Who says basketball players aren’t tough? Ricky Tarrant, a guard from Memphis, took a nasty blow to the face what Temple’s Daniel Dingle hit him head-first when going in to steal the ball. The result was Tarrant bleeding from the mouth, which stopped the play on the court. But instead of going to the locker room to be taken care of, Tarrant just decided to keep his mouth closed...
Via Campus Sports Net
23 days ago  |  Discuss

DeCosey leads Temple to 78-60 win over East Carolina

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Quenton DeCosey scored 24 points, Josh Brown had 12 points and eight assists, and Temple used a pair of runs in the second half to put away East Carolina 78-60 Saturday night. DeCosey was 5-of-8 on 3-pointers for Temple (8-6, 3-1 American Athletic), which has won four of five, including two on the road against Top-25 opponents. East Carolina (8-8, 0-3) led 38...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Temple upsets #23 UConn for Dunphy’s 200th win at Temple

Just three days after being embarrassed by Houston at home, Temple pulls off a thrilling upset against #23 Connecticut that came down to the final seconds. Knotted up at 53, Josh Brown hit a spinning jumper with 2.6 seconds left to clinch the game for the Owls and gave Coach Fran Dunphy his 200th win at Temple. Dunphy is one of five Divison-1 coaches to win 200 games at two different...
Via Complete Philly Coverage
January 05, 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...
Via AP on Fox
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Temple-UConn Preview

Led by some solid guard play and a renewed focus on the defensive end, Kevin Ollie's Connecticut team has returned to the AP Top 25 following a two-week hiatus. This time, the 23rd-ranked Huskies hope to stay there as they try to remain unbeaten at home Tuesday night against Temple, which is coming off one of its worst performances of the season. After spending two years at Seton...
Via AP on Fox
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Temple pulls away to 77-70 win over No. 22 Cincinnati

CINCINNATI (AP) Quenton DeCosey scored 19 points and hit three free throws in the closing seconds, helping Temple pull away to a 77-70 victory over No. 22 Cincinnati on Tuesday, the Owls' first win over a ranked team this season. Temple (6-5, 1-0 American Athletic) had lost its three previous games against Top 25 teams - North Carolina, Butler and Utah - but closed the game with...
Via AP on Fox
December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Happy holidays! A look at the best of bowl swag

The bowl swag has gotten a lot better. Yes, players still get a watch and a ring for participating in a bowl, but Florida State kicker Roberto Aguayo has managed to outfit a personal entertainment system, including a home theater recliner. ''I have the chair from last year, a Bluetooth surround sound system and a little Bluetooth speaker,'' said the redshirt junior, who has played...
Via AP on Fox
December 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Toledo outlasts Temple in Boca Bowl

The Toledo Rockets won their third bowl game in five years tonight when they defeated the No. 23 Temple Owls in the Marmot Boca Raton Bowl 35-17. Quarterback Phillip Ely threw for 285 yards and two touchdowns as Toledo’s stubborn defense shut down Temple’s running game and turned what initially looked like a defensive battle into a blowout by the final gun. The game had the feeling...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 22, 2015  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via The Student Section
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...
Via Bloguin Best
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Temple holds of Penn at the Palestra

It was not a pretty game defensively to say the least for the Owls, who allowed the Quakers to shoot 52% from the floor and knock down 10 three, which allowed to hang around until the end of the game. Temple also turned the ball over a season-high 13 times, but the Owls shot a season-high 50% from the floor with Quenton DeCosey leading the way with 22 points and 6 rebounds. Jayden...
Via Complete Philly Coverage
December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Temple outlasts Penn, 77-73

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Quenton DeCosey scored 22 points and grabbed six rebounds to help lead Temple to a 77-73 victory over cross-town rival Penn on Wednesday night. Jaylen Bond finished with 12 points and a game-high 10 rebounds and Obi Enechionyia added 11 points for the Owls (4-4), who have won three their last four following a 1-3 start to the season. Temple never trailed in...
Via AP on Fox
December 09, 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...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss
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