The Temple Owls Start Their Year 2-0
In Fran Dunphy’s final season, the Owls kicked off their year with two easy wins. With basketball season upon us, the Owls are expected to have a great year this year and they certainly started it off in the right direction.
The Owls opened up their season last week with an inner-city matchup against Lasalle. The Owls hosted the Explorers in what turned out to be a nail-biter on Tuesday, November 6. The teams were knotted at 28 as it went to the half, but forward Quinton Rose led his team to a victory over Lasalle, 75-67. Rose ended the game with 15 points. Nate Pierre-Louis also had a great performance as he ended with a double-double, with 14 points and 13 rebounds.
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— Temple Men's Basketball (@TUMBBHoops) November 7, 2018
Three days later, the Owls played hosts to Detroit who came in off of a loss to Western Michigan. The Owls were down early and struggled in the first half. When they went into the locker room at the half, the score stood at 41-37 in favor of Detroit. It was there that Fran Dunphy and his team made major adjustments that led to their second-half routing of Detroit. They outscored Detroit 46-26 in the second half and went on to win by a score of 83-67.
With that win, the Owls stayed perfect at home and on the season. Detroit’s Antoine Davis’ 30-point game was not enough to take down Temple. Temple was led by a 30-point game of their own, coming from Shizz Alston, Jr. who had a dominant night, scoring his career high.
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— Temple Men's Basketball (@TUMBBHoops) November 10, 2018
Temple will stay at home this week for two more home matches before hitting the road next week. On Tuesday, November 13, the Owls will host the Georgia Bulldogs at the Liacouras Center. Following that, on Friday, they will play Loyola MD and the Greyhounds as the Owls will wrap up their early season homestand.