Temple men’s basketball fell short against George Washington Sunday afternoon with a score of 71-67. This loss brings the Owls to 4-2 on the season, and brings George Washington to 4-4 on the season.
George Washington came out hot in the beginning and never looked back. George Washington shot 68 percent from the field in the first half while shooting 60 percent for three pointers. The Colonials typically average 30 percent for threes per game.
George Washington outscored Temple 40-25 in the first half, but the Owls made a comeback in the second half outscoring the Colonials 42-31.
In the second half, George Washington was up by 15 points, but the Owls were able to go on a
14-3 run to cut the deficit to just six. Shizz Alston tied the game for the first time with a three pointer with just 6 minutes left to play. During the last 5 minutes the Owls never trailed by more than 5 points, but it wasn’t enough to get the win.
In the first half the Owls made 46.15 percent of their shots from the field, but only a mere 14.29% from beyond the arch. The Owls turned it around in the second half of game pay and shot 50 percent from the field and 46.67 percent from beyond the arch.
For the third game in the row, sophomore Quinton Rose led the team in scoring with 20 points, and this also is Rose’s third straight game with 20 or more points.
Junior Shizz Alston, Jr also scored 18 points and made 4-5 three-pointers. Alston also knocked down 2 of 2 free throws, and this makes him a perfect 46-46 dating back to Dec. 28th 2016. This streak is the second-longest in programs history.
The Owls will play their first home game of the season against Wisconsin on Wednesday, Dec. 6