My look at some of the best and worst performances and happenings from Temple’s 75-57 victory over Bowling Green on Monday at the Liacouras Center:
Best performance: Jake O’Brien is living up to the nickname ‘Jake O’Buckets.’ The Temple reserve forward made 3 of 5 three-pointers en route to scoring a team-high 15 points. Nine of the Boston University transfer’s points came before intermission. ‘O’Buckets’ also finished with two rebounds – both defensive – and an assist in 17 minutes of action.
Worst performance: This has to go to Bowling Green’s Jordon Crawford, The 5-foot-6 point guard averaged a team-leading 16.5 points heading into the contest. Crawford, a senior, was held to four points on 2-for-10 shooting from the field. He was 0 for 3 on three-pointers. Let’s just say Crawford failed to live up to all of the pregame hype.
Best defensive performance: Temple’s Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson gets this award after blocking a game-high three shots. The 6-foot-6 power forward also had two steals to go with 11 points, four assists and three rebounds.