Temple trailed by as many as eight points early on to Duquesne, but junior forward Lavoy Allen's third straight double-double and contributions off the bench from Ramone Moore, Rahlir Jefferson and T.J. DiLeo led the Owls to a 76-60 win.
Guard/forward Lindsay Kimmel transferred from Temple to Villanova after her sophomore season last year. Kimmel, who averaged 5.3 points, will sit out this season due to NCAA rules but will bring her 3-point shooting to the Main Line in the fall.
The men's basketball team opened the Atlantic Ten Conference portion of its schedule with a 73-46 defeat of rival Saint Joseph's. The Owls dominated inside thanks to 20 points and 11 rebounds from Lavoy Allen and a career-high 13 points from Micheal Eric.
The men's basketball team, coming off a 7-0 month of December, dropped its first game at home this season, as the Owls lost, 84-52, to No. 1 Kansas. No. 18 Temple must now rebound in time for the Atlantic Ten Conference opener Wednesday.