Junior guard Tanaya Atkinson scored 24 points to help lead Temple in its 86-70 victory against St. Joseph's Friday night at Hagan Arena.
Junior forward Obi Enechionyia is the only returning player who averaged more than 10 points per game last season.
ESPN.com rated both players as three-star recruits coming out of high school.
By becoming closer to one another, the players hope to develop on-court chemistry.
The Owls haven’t been to the NCAA tournament in the past five seasons.
The men’s and women’s basketball programs kicked off their seasons on Cherry and White Night Thursday at the Liacouras Center.
The basketball teams will host Cherry and White Night on Thursday at the Liacouras Center with two weeks before the start of the regular season.
The women’s basketball team’s season ended after a 77-76 last-second loss to the University of Michigan last night.
The women’s basketball team will lose two seniors, but will bring in two high-level recruits to supplement the departures.