For the 13th consecutive season, the Temple Owls have defeated a ranked opponent.
This one against the 16th ranked Wichita State Shockers (15-2). Temple (10-6) snapped a three-game winless streak with a huge second half in which the Owls outscored The Shockers, 39
The rally started with 9:53 remaining in the first when the bOwls were on the wrong side of a 21-12 score.n
The Owls went on an 11-0 run in just over four minutes in the second half to slam the door on Wichita State.
The Temple defense took over from there that point to post a dominating victory.
How dominant was the defense? Shockers leading scorer, Erik Stevenson was held scoreless by going 0 for 8 from the field and 0 for 3 from three-point land.
Even more interesting was Tyson Elienne who came in with 37 three-pointers, was also held to zero points.
Wichita State was held to a season-low in points and was forced to take shots they may not have wanted to which resulted in a dismal 19 of 63, 30.2% from the field and an anemic 3 for 21 for a woeful, 14.3% from three-point range.
James Echenique led the Shockers with a twenty point contest.
For Temple, it wasn’t just the defense that answered the bell. Quinton Rose hit for a team-high 19 points with Jake Forrester and Monty Scott each adding 11 points.
By: Kevin Neibauer
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