Philly Sports Live

Temple Beats Penn in Big 5 Game

On Wednesday January 23rd, from the Liacouras Center on the campus of Temple University, the Temple Owls took on the Penn Quakers in a Big 5 game. Temple came into this game off a Loss to St. Bonaventure on January 19, Penn came into this game off a loss to Saint Joseph’s on January 19th. The game was broadcast locally on TalkRadio 1210 WPHT. Temple started with the ball to begin the game, The first points of game went to Penn’s Greg Lewis for two points. Temple’s first points went to Jake O’Brien with a three pointer. New Temple football coach Matt Rhule spoke to the crowd during one of the media timeouts in the 1st half and said the following:

Opening Tip of Game

Opening Tip of Game

“Before I die we will put a championship in this place.”  Penn’s Lucas Perry gave Penn a 27-26 lead halfway through the first half and would take a 33-31 lead into halftime.  There was a special halftime tribute for Temple Sports information directors Al Shrier who has been with Temple University for 60 years and is still going.  The leading scorer for Penn in the first half was Lucas-Perry with 12 points.  The leading scorer for Temple was Jake O’Brien with 10 points.

Penn Started the 2nd half with the ball, Temple Khalif Wyatt came to life in the 2nd half and led the comeback for Temple. He would end up tying the game at 54 with 9:22 left in the second half.  Penn would keep it close, but Temple would hold on for a 76-69 Win over the Penn Qiakers.


Temple Head Coach Fran Dunphy Post Game:

Temple Khalif Wyatt Post Game: