January 11, 2016 |
After a lackluster first half in which Temple was fortunate to be down by just five points, Quenton DeCosey put the Owls on his back. DeCosey scored 17 of his 24 points in the second half as Temple defeated East Carolina, 78-60, in an American Athletic Conference game Saturday night at the Liacouras Center. It matched DeCosey's season high, when he scored 24 points in a loss to Butler, and was four shy of his career high. Devin Coleman, who came off the bench for the second straight game after starting the first 12, added 17 points for Temple.
December 21, 2015 |
Delaware State hadn't found a way to win yet this season - many of their opponents had paid the Hornets to show up in deeper waters - but Temple let the Hornets dream a little bit before the Owls eventually took care of business in a 78-63 win Saturday at the Liacouras Center. "I think there's a lot of danger," Temple coach Fran Dunphy said later. "It's exactly what we thought as we're sitting there on the sidelines. We started off, we just didn't make any shots early. I thought we had some really clean looks and made no shots.
December 20, 2015 |
Who: Delaware State (0-10) at Temple (4-5). Where: The Liacouras Center. When: Saturday, 4 p.m. TV/radio: ESPN3; WPHT 1210 AM. Delaware State's Top three: G DeAndre Haywood, 6-2, Jr., 9.0 ppg., 2.9 rpg.; G Devin Morgan Jr., 5-10, Fr. 8.1 ppg., 2.0 rpg.; F Todd Hughes, 6-3, So., 5.3 ppg., 2.8 rpg. Temple's top three: G Quenton DeCosey, 6-5 Sr., 14.6 ppg., 6.0 rpg.; F Jaylen Bond, 6-8, Sr. 10.9 ppg., 7.3 rpg.; F Obi Enechionyia, 6-9,...
December 1, 2015 |
FOR THE FIRST time in program history, three of Temple's first four games were against ranked opponents, including the opener against then-No. 1 North Carolina. The most ambitious John Chaney - who of course would play anyone - ever got so early was playing three Top 25s in the first five. He did it twice, the last time in 1993-94, when his Owls had current assistant Aaron McKie, Eddie Jones and Rick Brunson back from a group that was coming off a Final Eight appearance. Fran Dunphy's guys have six more games against teams that are currently in the poll, and the next one isn't until Dec. 29 at No. 24 Cincinnati.
November 29, 2015 |
After facing the former No. 1 team in the nation and two others that were ranked at the time, Temple's basketball team returns after a week off for its first home game of the season when the Owls host Delaware in a nonconference game on Sunday at 5 p.m. at the Liacouras Center. The Owls (1-3) have been off since Sunday's 74-68 loss to then-No. 16 Utah in the third-place game of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off. Delaware (2-1) has been idle since Tuesday's home 73-72 win over Fairleigh Dickinson.
October 30, 2015 |
IN PROFESSOR Luca Pallucchini's calculus class in Wachman Hall on Monday, Kevin Cremi couldn't keep his eyes off his cellphone. It was after noon, and the freshman undeclared major was anxious, waiting for an announcement about where "College GameDay," ESPN's weekly national college football pregame show, would set up on Saturday. At 12:41 p.m., Cremi's phone vibrated, with one notification from ESPN "SportsCenter" and another from Bleacher Report. After a quick glance, Cremi began pumping his fist from his table and smiling.
September 29, 2015 |
There are so many disarming, alarming, and charming elements of any R. Kelly show, you'd need a clicker to keep count. And all were on display Thursday night, when Kelly played a packed-to-the-rafters show at Temple University's Liacouras Center just before the pope's Philly visit. This gig found the shades-wearing crooner getting towel-downs from female fans, dancing a "Bump N' Grind" to his simmering hit of the same name, and loudly posing provocative questions to his devoted crowd, such as "How many of you have made babies to my music?"
April 16, 2015 |
Who needs a marketing degree when you've got Vince McMahon as a role model? Comedian Gabriel Iglesias, 38, has worked his way up from small clubs to commanding arena-sized audiences - he will play the Liacouras Center on Thursday - in part by taking cues from the WWE owner. As in professional wrestling, almost everything Iglesias does is a carefully coordinated marketing plan. He's become a merchandising machine. He has mall kiosks in markets where he's particularly popular. He sells T-shirts, hats, toys, anything you can think of bearing his cherubic face, or nickname: Fluffy.
March 27, 2015 |
WILL CUMMINGS took the court at the Liacouras Center last night for the final time. Fifty-six games; 586 points. Innumerable covers of Reel Big Fish's "Sell Out" from the Temple band. It's all over for Cummings on North Broad Street after Temple's 77-59 win over Louisiana Tech in the NIT, propelling the Owls to Madison Square Garden for the semifinals on Tuesday against Miami. Cummings went out the same way he spent those previous 55 career home games: dropping buckets and dimes, while leaving Temple's opponent wondering at all times where he was on the court.
March 27, 2015 |
The NIT and its relevance are all about vantage points. When teams sit in front of a campus television set on Selection Sunday with their hearts and minds racing as an NCAA committee hands out the 68 invitations to the bigger and better basketball tournament, the NIT is the last place in the world they want to be. You don't walk around your practice gym, as Temple coach Fran Dunphy did that night, waiting for your phone to buzz with this message: "Congratulations,...