Houston Pounces Owls

Houston pounces on the Owls, 68-51. The Temple Owls (3-4) greeted the 13-1 8th ranked, Houston Cougars to the Liacouras Center on Saturday afternoon. Originally scheduled as a match-up with Cincinnati, Houston was named as a replacement due to a Covid shutdown for Cincy.

Led by a double-double from Justin Gotham (10 boards and 14 points) the Cougars, a double-digit favorite showed why. Quentin Grimes and Marcus Sasser chipped in 15 points each.


Temple, plagued by shooting issues, was led by Jake Forrester’s 15 points and 8 rebounds. Khalif Battle helped the cause with a 14 point affair. To show the shooting woes of Temple, they were only 34% from the field with 18 of 53.

They were not much better from long range with a 5 for 20 output from three-point land. It was the first time Temple was featured on the CBS game since December 2015.

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Gary Groob
Gary Groob

Gary Groob has been involved with Lacrosse for the majority of his life, whether playing, coaching, or covering the sport for the media.

An avid fan, with a real drive about helping to “grow the game”, Gary became part of podcasts about the game in 2010. Through the podcasts, Mr. Groob was given an opportunity to write about lacrosse, and the rest as they say, is history.

Through many miles (flying and driving) Gary has made inroads with the National Lacrosse League, Major Series Lacrosse League, the Ontario Lacrosse Association, as well as the Arena Lacrosse League, covering the leagues, their teams, and players, working for, and in concert with all of them.

In the year 2020, Mr. Groob was made the media person for the Arena Lacrosse League, voted onto the board of directors of the Brampton Excelsiors Lacrosse Club, as well as being made administrator of the Lacrosse page “Global Lacrosse” with a membership of 9000 members in over 90 Countries. Gary was also made an administrator of Lacrosse History Past Present and Future in 2022.

Mr. Groob co-hosts a weekly Lacrosse show on Spanglish Sports World, and ZingoTV channel 250, as well as writes a weekly lacrosse column for La Portada Canada News (both in print, and online).

Gary also hosts a Lacrosse talk show and podcast for The Edge of Philly Sports Network, seen live Sunday nights at 9pm (ET), and archived on the Edge of Philly YouTube page, as well as Spotify.

Mr. Groob’s other sports interests include Hockey, Football, Boxing, Wrestling, and Baseball, competing competitively in Boxing and Wrestling for many years.