The No. 7 Owls will play No. 10 Oregon on Saturday in Durham, North Carolina in their first tournament appearance since 2011.
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 will have a week until their NCAA tournament fate is decided.
The Owls play East Carolina in the first game of the American Athletic Conference tournament.
No. 25 Temple shot 3-for-16 from 3-point range in its 63-58 loss to South Florida in the American Athletic Conference semifinals on Sunday in Connecticut.
Temple defeated the Bulls 72-60 on Sunday in Tampa, Florida.
Senior guard Feyonda Fitzgerald set an American Athletic Conference tournament record, scoring 30 points in the 67-58 quarterfinal win against Houston.
Senior guard Feyonda Fitzgerald earned first-team all-American Athletic Conference distinction and junior guard Tanaya Atkinson is the conference's Sixth Player of the Year.
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.