Junior forward Obi Enechionyia's 20 points were not enough to prevent an 80-69 loss to East Carolina in the first round of the American Athletic Conference tournament on Thursday in Hartford, Connecticut.
The Owls play East Carolina in the first game of the American Athletic Conference tournament.
Temple defeated the Bulls 72-60 on Sunday in Tampa, Florida.
The Owls have four recruits rated four stars by ESPN.
Temple’s coaching staff looked to add versatile players to replace redshirt-senior swingman Daniel Dingle and senior forward Mark Williams.
The three seniors helped lead Temple to a double-overtime win.
The senior forward scored 20 points and had six rebounds in addition to several clutch plays to help Temple to an 86-76 win.
The Owls lost to Central Florida 71-69 on Wednesday night at the Liacouras Center.
The Owls have three freshmen playing significant minutes in their eight-man rotation.
Sophomore guard Jalen Adams scored with less than three seconds left to give Connecticut a 64-63 win on Sunday at the Liacouras Center.