Owls Put the Knights to Sleep

In what has been a troublesome season for the (3-4) Knights of the University of Central Florida, a midweek trip to the Liacouras Center was not exactly what the doctor ordered. Temple gets the win and the Owls put the Knights to sleep 62-55.

The (2-3) Temple Owls were the host and spoiled the Knights party with a big 35 point second half that signaled the difference in a game that was knotted at 27 at the half. Despite having an 11-0 run, the Owls had to hold on when SFU pulled their own run, 7-0.

A late turnover secured the first Conference win for the boys from North Philly. Leading the way was Damian Dunn who posted a 20 point afternoon. Despite their lowest point output of the season, the Knights were the recipient of a pair of 17 point games from Darin Green Jr. as well as Isaiah Adams.

The Temple defense stole this game and help the dynamic, Brandan Mahan to only four points of a 1 for 9 shooting stat. The Knights were far less than stellar from the field and were saddled with a 33% percentage.

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For Temple, J.P. Moorman was a force and hauled in 13 rebounds allowing the Owls to put the knights to sleep. Temple travels to Tulane for a 2:00 tip-off on Saturday.

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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.

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