Temple freshman Nate Pierre-Louis was named this week's American Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week after scoring a career-high 23 points in Saturday's 75-72 overtime loss to visiting Memphis.
Last year's defensive coordinator, Taver Johnson, is now the assistant head coach defense/co-defensive coordinator/safeties.
The Owls were up four with 25 seconds to play in overtime but lost on a last-second shot for the second time in the last 10 days.
DALLAS - Josh Brown scored on a driving five-foot shot with 1.2 seconds left to lift Temple past SMU, 66-64, Wednesday night at Moody Coliseum.
Wednesday night's action is highlighted by a Wells Fargo Center showdown between No. 1 Villanova and No. 10 Xavier.
Johnson, the leading scorer in the A-10, missed three games with an ankle injury and came back Saturday but ran out of gas.
Adam DiMichele received his promotion with the NCAA now allowing a 10th full-time assistant coach position.
The Owls have suffered five straight losses, in all shapes and sizes, including four to start play in the American Athletic Conference.
Palmer and Collins will join eight other players and three coaches who will be inducted in the Hall's 2018 class.
Temple is looking to snap a four-game losing streak, while Drexel is coming off an 87-82 overtime win over preseason CAA favorite Charleston.
With 15 conference games remaining, including one more against Cincinnati and two against No. 9 Wichita State, Temple has plenty of work to do to get back in the NCAA mix.
A last-second shot by the Bearcats sent Temple to its fourth straight loss.
The Owls will try to snap a three-game losing streak. The Bearcats have won five in a row.