AMHERST, Mass. - Teams with Temple's resumé generally have a slim-to-zero chance of getting an at-large bid in the NCAA basketball tournament.
But the Owls are holding out hope after Saturday's 83-82 victory at the Mullins Center.
That game provided a much-needed bounce-back victory for Temple (17-8, 6-5 Atlantic Ten), which suffered a disappointing home loss to lowly Duquesne on Thursday.
"It's really important," coach Fran Dunphy said of the victory over the Minutemen. "We did not play well at home against Duquesne. Duquesne had a lot to do with that. They're really coming on.
"It wasn't surprising they got us. We're just inconsistent enough to not win that game at home."