December 17, 2012
TYRESE TANNER scored 18 points to lead four players in double figures as Auburn topped visiting Temple, 71-49, in a women's game Sunday. Victoria Macaulay scored 18 points and Tyonna Williams added 12 for the Owls (5-4), who shot 4-for-21 from the the arc. Hasina Muhammad added 16 for the Tigers (8-2). * Jennifer George had 19 points and 11 rebounds to lead visiting Florida to a 74-50 victory over La Salle. Shanel Harrison scored 15 points and Brittany Wilson added 14 for the Explorers (1-9)
January 29, 1999 |
Temple coach Bobby Wallace filled one of the three vacancies on his coaching staff yesterday, hiring former Dolphins and Bills defensive back Chris Green to coach that position with the Owls. Green, who played his college ball at Illinois, was an assistant at Kent State last season. He replaces Mike MacIntyre, who took a similar position at Mississippi. Green played for Miami from 1991 to '95 before completing his career in Buffalo in 1996. Wallace is still in need of an offensive coordinator - though it wouldn't be surprising if he filled that role himself - and a defensive line coach.
November 23, 1994 |
Rick Brunson had a game high of 20 points and ignited a first-half three- point barrage, hitting four of the shots himself, to lift Temple to a 76-43 blowout victory over the Swedish national team at McGonigle Hall last night. Brunson was hot from the start, scoring on a layup off a steal before hitting his next four three-point attempts, sparking a 23-8 run that gave the Owls a 40-17 lead. By halftime, Brunson had 14 points and six assists in 17 minutes, helping to give the Owls a 43-23 cushion.
September 6, 2011
Temple has received a verbal commitment from 6-10 senior center-forward Devontae Watson, of Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter in Midland, Pa., a Pittsburgh suburb. He's considered perhaps the best big-man prospect in the western part of the state, and had also been considering Saint Joseph's, Dayton, Florida State and Duquesne. He visited Temple this past weekend. Last season, he led his team to the state Class A title game, averaging a triple-double that included blocked shots.
February 28, 1990 |
Temple athletic director Charles Theokas fired back at Gale Catlett last night, a day after the West Virginia coach publicly questioned Temple's weekend arrival for last night's game. The Owls left Philadelphia after beating George Washington Saturday. Snow delayed them in Pittsburgh, and they arrived early Sunday. "They are worried about education up there?" Catlett said on his Sunday radio show. "They came in here Saturday - Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday - five days for one game?
February 24, 1986 |
Conestoga dispatched Bensalem from the PIAA District 1 Class AAAA playoffs in efficient if uninspired style Friday. The taller and quicker Pioneers breezed to a relatively effortless 56-30 victory on their own court to move into second-round action against Owen J. Roberts tomorrow night at home. Conestoga (21-5) never trailed as it bolted to an 11-3 first-period lead and just kept pulling away from the Owls. Bensalem came out with a game plan of running a deliberate, spread offense and stuck with it even after falling behind 22-11 at halftime.
February 6, 1994 |
Nice effort. But still no Atlantic Ten women's basketball victory. That's the way it went for Temple yesterday at McGonigle Hall, where the Owls lost to visiting St. Bonaventure, 72-65. The victory for the Bonnies (10-8 overall, 4-4 conference), who were predicted to finish last in the league, completed a first-ever season sweep of the A-10's Philadelphia teams, St. Joseph's and Temple. "This was a big week for us," said Marti Whitmore, St. Bonaventure's first-year coach.
March 10, 1997 |
The first-round seedings in the East were announced, and members of Temple's basketball team sat squirming inside Sullivan Hall. No Temple. The Southeast seedings. Still no Temple. A few players expressed concern that the Owls wouldn't be invited to the NCAA tournament at all. "The lady went to a commercial," center Marc Jackson said, referring to CBS' selection show. "Me and Lynard [Stewart] said: 'That's it. We're out.' We weren't counting the teams, so we got kind of shook up. " There was no need to. For the eighth consecutive season and the 13th time in 14 seasons, Temple made the NCAA's field of 64. As the ninth seed in the Midwest, the Owls will play eighth-seeded Mississippi on Friday at Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Mo. "I was hoping that the committee would say: 'Hey, Temple is in,' " coach John Chaney said.
December 30, 1998 |
For the first time in a long while, John Chaney entered a season believing his Temple basketball team possessed all the "elements. " His word, even if he wouldn't acknowledge it for public consumption. Then, Lynn Greer suffered a freak injury - is there really any other kind? - and was gone until next October with a fracture under his left eye. So much for the Owls' top (only?) perimeter threat. Freshman Kevin Lyde, the kind of true center Chaney had coveted forever, came down with a tender left forearm that's still bothering him. First-team all-Atlantic 10 forward Lamont Barnes, who was supposed to benefit most from Lyde's presence, became just another big man trying to find his way. Quincy Wadley couldn't hit a shot once layup drills ended.
March 7, 1989 |
At the start of every season, Temple shoots for one goal, and one goal only - getting into the NCAA tournament. But last night at the Palestra, the Owls probably saw their dream go up in smoke thanks to an inspired Rutgers team and an official's whistle. The Scarlet Knights upset Temple, 62-59, in overtime to qualify for the final of the Atlantic 10 Conference tournament. The third-seeded Knights (17-12), who were 7-22 a year ago, earned the right to meet Penn State, an 86-64 upset victor over West Virginia, in Thursday night's championship game at Piscataway, N.J. The winner will receive an automatic NCAA bid, and with regular-season- champion West Virginia almost assured of an invitation, the 18-11 Owls can only sit and wait and pray that the NCAA selectors see fit to pick three A-10 teams.