After a disappointing loss to La Salle on Sunday, Temple turned around and put on a show at Madison Square Garden again South Carolina, to win by a final of 76-70.
The Owls went on a went on a run midway through the first half, highlighted by a 3/4 court attempted alley-oop by Quinton Rose that found its way in the basket.
If only all life’s “mistakes” turned out this good 😂 pic.twitter.com/IKkzngi8DW
— Temple Owls (@TempleOwls) December 1, 2017
Temple didn’t look back after that, dominating the remainder of the opening 20 minutes, and continuing its stellar play to close out a South Carolina team that made the final four a year ago.
Rose was the star of the evening, as the sophomore scored 24 points while shooting an impressive 10/13 from the field. Rose is averaging 18.8 points per game through the first five games of the season.
It was also a solid night off the bench for one Damion Moore. The sophomore who showed flashes of his potential, had the best game of his young career against the Gamecocks.
Moore posted a career high 20 points, to go along with 10 rebounds, for his first double-double of the season. He led what was an otherwise quiet night from the bench, with the Temple bench scoring a combined five points outside of Moore. Obi Enechionyia had an impressive night as well, scoring 15 points, while shooting 6-8 from the floor, and five rebounds.
The Owls will next travel to take on George Washington for a Sunday matinee, tipoff is at 2:30. Following the trip to George Washington, Temple will have its first home game of the season against Wisconsin on Wednesday night on North Broad.