Trevor Wall of St. Joseph’s Prep hit the game-winning shot as Prep defeated beat Girard College 58-56 on Dec. 8 , 2017.
Temple is 0-2 against its old league, the Atlantic Ten, and 5-0 against everybody else.
St. Joseph's was within two points late in the first half when the fourth-ranked Wildcats started to hit from long range, and the Hawks couldn't keep up.
In the Hawks' season opener last Saturday, the team captain injured the same bone that forced him to sit out the final seven games of last season.
The St. Joseph's junior, who missed the last seven games with a fractured fifth metatarsal in his left foot, suffered an injury in that same area Saturday night at Toledo.
They are in much better position to withstand injuries this season, but, if they are healthy, they have the talent to compete for the NCAA Tournament.
The Hawks' schedule also includes their four Big Five matchups and a trip to California for the Wooden Legacy Classic, where they could bump into nationally ranked St. Mary's.
The Hawks look forward to the return of senior guard Shavar Newkirk from a torn left knee ligament suffered last Dec. 30, and sophomore forward Charlie Brown, who fractured a bone in left wrist in pre-season.
St. Joseph's lost some key players because of injuries last season and won just 11 games. But their renewed health and a lot of improvement during the summer has the team feeling optimistic.
"Outside of Rhode Island, it's as unpredictable as it's ever been,'' La Salle coach John Giannini said. "I really think there's nine or 10 teams that are so close you could just pick the names out of a hat right now in terms of trying to predict where they would finish.''
The past was a topic at Tuesday's Atlantic 10 media day at Capital One Arena (nee Verizon Center), site of the A-10 Tournament in March. The future was a bigger topic.
"He's dying to be great, and his family wants him to be great,'' coach Phil Martelli says.
DiJulia has been around the SJU basketball scene just as much as the Hawk.