Temple will be tough to beat in the Atlantic Ten if T.J. DiLeo keeps producing like he did Monday night.
With Khalif Wyatt suspended and Scootie Randall rehabilitating a knee injury, DiLeo received extended minutes off the bench against Penn. And the guard responded with a career night.
Entering the game after Juan Fernandez received his second foul, DiLeo went on to play a career-high 38 minutes in the Owls' 73-67 overtime victory at the Palestra.
The Cinnaminson High product scored a career-best 10 points to go with five rebounds and a blocked shot. The 6-foot-3 redshirt junior made 3 of 5 shot attempts and 4 of 6 free throws. His final two foul shots gave the Owls (1-0, 1-0 Big Five) their six-point margin of victory with five seconds left.