The Temple Owls Men’s Basketball team (11-6, 4-2) got the best of the Cincinnati Bearcats (14-6, 4-3) at the Liacouras Center on Tuesday evening.
Both teams came in riding three game winning streaks with each exhibiting a fair amount of rust.
Hayden Koval missed a three pointer at the buzzer that would have propelled the Bearcats to extra time.
Damian Dunn (18 points with 13 in the second half) nailed nailed a turnaround jumper with :36 remaining with David DeJulius fouling him in the act of shooting.
Dunn nailed the free throw to put Temple in the lead, 60-58.
Tai Strickland hit another free throw to get the 61-58 lead which would hold up.
Both teams have had better shooting games with the Bearcats shooting a dismal 29.4% from the field with their 20 of 68.
Temple was only slightly better, good enough with 19 for 56 for 33.9%.
Temple owned the rebounds, 50-43.
“It’s very frustrating,” said UC senior guard David DeJulius, who finished with a team-high 15 points on 4-of-15 shooting. “I feel like we had some great looks at the end. Coach drew up a great game plan. I felt like we played hard. It’s tough when you go on the road like this and you feel like you did everything to prepare. … We’ll get back to work and keep going.”
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.