Owls Rally from 12-Point Deficit to Defeat the Huskies, 63-58

Photo courtesy of: Temple Athletics
Photo courtesy of: Temple Athletics


Temple continues to ride a wave of momentum as the Owls rallied from a 12-point deficit late in a thriller to topple the UConn Huskies at the Liacouras Center Thursday night.

Contributions came from all over the court, as multiple Temple players made key plays to help solidify the team’s win over the Huskies, 63-58.

This marks Temple’s 4th win in a row, and the team’s 8th win in the last 10 games.

Arguably, no other player’s performance would outshine Daniel Dingle’s. The redshirt-Junior guard had one of the best game of his career, going 4 for 5 (.800) on three-pointers. Three of those shots happened within a 2 minute timespan in the last 6 minutes of the game.

Senior guard Quenton DeCosey also played well, putting the team on his back late in the game to help the Owls regain the lead. DeCosey scored a buzzer beater at the half to put the Owls up 31-29 going into halftime.

With 1:10 left in the game, DeCosey drove to the basket and made a layup in traffic, as he was fouled on the play. His free throw put the Owls up 59-58. This was Temple’s first lead since the 18-minute mark of the second half.

He finished with 23 points, 4 boards, and 3 assists.

Senior guard Devin Coleman, who is no stranger to the three-point line, went 3 for 6 from behind the arc. He scored 11 points.

Senior forward Jaylen Bond was 2 points away from posting a his 8th double-double of the season. He scored 8 points and ended the game with 13 rebounds, including an emphatic offensive board he dished out to Dingle for a three-pointer.

The Owls take on USF at the Liacouras Center at 3 p.m. on Valentine’s Day.

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