Several took to Twitter to show their appreciation for Lear, who is one of four men's basketball players to have his number retired by Temple.
The Owls will need to rebuild after a first round NCAA tournament loss.
A last-second layup ended the careers of four Temple seniors on Friday.
Iowa's Adam Woodbury hit the game-winning shot at the buzzer to lift Iowa against Temple 72-70 in the opening round on the NCAA tournament on Friday at the Barclays Center.
The men’s basketball team will play Iowa in Brooklyn this Friday as a No. 10 seed.
Quenton DeCosey’s play will determine the team’s success in the NCAA tournament.
Temple is a No. 10 seed in the South region and will play Iowa on Friday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
The men's basketball team fell to UConn 77-62 in the semifinals of the American Athletic Conference Tournament on Saturday at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida.
Five Owls scored 10 or more points in the team's 79-62 win against South Florida in the Owls' opening game of the conference tournament on Friday.
Coach Fran Dunphy earn the conference's coach of the year honors for the second straight year after leading Temple to The American's regular season championship.