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Inexperienced players making their marks

The stat sheets and locker room following men’s basketball games have a different feel these days. First-year coach Fran Dunphy has put together a supporting cast for senior Dustin Salisbery, as the Owls (2-2) have relied heavily on a seven-man rotation.…

Comeback bid falls short

Mark Tyndale’s layup with 4:11 remaining had the Liacouras Center crowd roaring Saturday. Down by 3, the Owls could see their way back into a game that seemed out of reach shortly into the second half.…

Trio fuels Owls to third straight victory

In a game again filled with career-highs, Dionte Christmas brought an asset to the men’s basketball team that can’t be measured on the stat sheet. Intensity. Seniors Dustin Salisbery and Dion Dacons had career performances as Temple topped Western Michigan, 76-71, Tuesday at the Liacouras Center.…

Men’s hoops notes: Tyndale to return in a week

ATLANTIC CITY — Fran Dunphy couldn’t have asked for much more from his guards Saturday. The men’s basketball team may have suffered a setback at Boardwalk Hall, but the Owls showed in an 80-71 loss to Cincinnati why their backcourt will be as good as anybody’s the next time they suit up there.…

Owls fall just short of posting 100 points

Playing in front of one of Temple’s finest teams, the men’s basketball team had the chance to accomplish a feat no Temple team had achieved in nearly 19 years. The Owls had 92 points on the scoreboard with 6:06 remaining, but they fell four points shy of becoming the first Temple team to score 100 points in a game since Feb.…

Sumpter, turnovers plague Owls in Big 5 opener

Villanova’s Curtis Sumpter walked to the bench for the final time Saturday night as the Wildcats faithful showered his exit with a satisfying cheer. Sumpter had been on-and-off the bench all night battling foul trouble, but when the forward took a seat this time, it was because his work was complete.…

Losing skid reaches four after loss to Hawks

The morale of Temple’s men’s basketball team diminished as D.J. Rivera vanished above the rim at the Liacouras Center. A freshman guard for Saint Joseph’s, Rivera took to the air to dunk for two points in the first half, coming on the receiving end of a thunderous alley-oop from teammate Jawan Carter.…