The Houston Cougars (12-3) came to the campus of Temple University to face the test from the Owls (9-5).
While Temple came in the upper echelon of NCAA rebound stats, it would be Houston who flexed their muscles and dominated the boards.
The Cougars pulled out to a 12 point lead at the half. Temple was as far back as 18 at one point.
The point differential was the residual of a 32-12 rebound advantage.
The Cougars went into a man on man defense that allowed Temple to scratch and claw (maybe a hoot or two) to get the game knotted up.
With just over 8 minutes remaining, Monty Scott put the home team in front, 58-56.
It was all Houston from that point when the Cougars went on a 9-2 run to seal the deal.
Caleb Mills led the Cougars with 25 points while Temple was graced with 21 from Quinton Rose.
Final numbers for the rebounds showed Houston in utter dominance, 54-32 but an amazing 23-8 in offensive pickups.
By: Kevin Neibauer
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Kevin has followed and promoted the game of lacrosse since May 19, 1974.
The same day the Philadelphia Flyers won the Cup, the Philadelphia Wings were introduced to Neibauer and Philadelphia.
Kevin has covered many sports, including baseball, football, basketball, and.. lacrosse. A former licensed football referee and baseball umpire, Kevin brings a unique insight to his game coverage.
A published writer in JustHockey Magazine, Kevin covered the American Hockey League as well as a monthly story on a pugilist where Kevin used the pen name, The Rink Rat. Neibauer turned his attentions to lacrosse for a few years and does his part, whether podcasting or writing to grow the game. Kevin branched out to his roots and currently provides insight for all Philadelphia teams for Edge of Philly as well as his full-time duties with LaxPhilly.