PHILADELPHIA- “Control the controllable”… These three simple words seem to mean everything to the Temple Owls men’s basketball team, and this has been Will Cummings’ mindset ever since the Owls were snubbed from the NCAA Tournament by the Selection Committee.
Temple won their second round game against George Washington 90-77 and Cummings put on yet another show. Knowing each game could very well be the last one he plays in a Temple uniform, Will comes out every night with a chip on his shoulder and shows the Selection Committee what they have been missing out on. Cummings followed up his 30 point performance the other night against Bucknell with another impressive show against George Washington.
The senior from Jacksonville, FL dropped 21 points today on 6-11 shooting and he continued to be automatic from the charity stripe, and when I say automatic, I mean the last time Cummings missed a free-throw was on March 13th. Will wasn’t the only one who stepped up tonight; Jesse Morgan finished the game with a season high 20 points and Devin Coleman, who hasn’t scored in double digits since January 28th caught fire in the second half scoring 13 points in the game.
The Owls slowed the Colonials in transition and Jaylen Bond was an animal on the boards, pulling down 15 and 6 of them were on the offensive end. It just seems like somebody new steps up and has a great game every night for Temple, and this team won’t rest until they are cutting down the nets in Madison Square Garden, and if the Owls keep playing team basketball the way they have been, they should have no problem bringing home another NIT Championship. Temple will be back at home on Wednesday and will face the winner of the Louisiana Tech/Texas A&M game. The time of the game is still yet to be announced.