Friday, February 12, 2016

Owls deserved to lose

Folks at Dayton will praise the Flyers for coming into the Liacouras Center Saturday and snapping the Owls' 25-game home winning streak.

Owls deserved to lose


Folks at Dayton will praise the Flyers for coming into the Liacouras Center Saturday and snapping the Owls' 25-game home winning streak.

But in all honestly, Temple’s setback had more to do with the Owls (10-4, 0-1 A-10) than Dayton's effort. Something about not fully getting over Wednesday’s victory over fifth-ranked Duke hindered Temple against Dayton (12-4, 2-0).

“Sometimes in life, you get what you deserve,” Owls coach Fran Dunphy said after Saturday’s 87-77 setback to the Flyers. “We weren’t as ready as we needed to be. And, again, Dayton played better than we did. And they deserved to win the game.”

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Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004. He took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering the Temple basketball and football for the previous three years. Pompey also previously covered the Penn and Drexel men’s basketball team and Villanova football team after initially focusing on high school sports.

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