Temple has made five consecutive NCAA tournament appearances in part because it always seems to have a solid scoring option off the bench.
Jake O'Brien is filling that role for the Owls this season.
The 6-foot-9 forward, who transferred from Boston University, is the team's fourth-leading scorer at 9.1 points per game.
Starting in place of injured post player Anthony Lee (hip pointer), O'Brien finished with 16 points, a season-high 10 rebounds, and three blocked shots in Saturday's 76-70 victory over Rhode Island at the Liacouras Center. That marked O'Brien's fifth straight double-digit scoring effort.
"He's probably been our most consistent shooter," guard Khalif Wyatt said. "Every time he's out there, he's making shots. And I mean that's just big for us."