Temple Wins 4th in Row

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.

What Happened?

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.”

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.