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Pepper earns Big 5 honor

Temple senior guard Dalton Pepper was named the Big 5 Men’s Player of the Week.

Pepper earns Big 5 honor

Temple guard Dalton Pepper. (Alejandro A. Alvarez/Staff Photographer)
Temple guard Dalton Pepper. (Alejandro A. Alvarez/Staff Photographer)

Temple senior guard Dalton Pepper was named the Big 5 Men’s Player of the Week.

Pepper scored a team and career-high 19 points in the Owls’ 78-73 victory over Penn in the season-opener for both schools Saturday at the Palestra.

After the Owls had blown a 65-50 lead, Pepper assisted on a game-tying basket and scored four points down the stretch, including the go-ahead basket, to help secure the win. Pepper also pulled down a career-best nine rebounds and handed out three assists while not committing a turnover. 

About this blog
Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004. He takes over the Sixers beat after covering the Temple men’s basketball team for the past three years and Temple football the past two seasons. Pompey also previously covered the Penn and Drexel men’s basketball team and Villanova football team after initially focusing on high school sports.

Pompey is a native Philadelphian and a University of Pittsburgh graduate. Follow him on Twitter @PompeyOnSixers or reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com.

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