There really isn’t much to dissect after Temple’s 74-55 victory over Fordham in the Bronx tonight. The Owls started slow, went on an extended 22-4 run to take control of the game and then held serve the rest of the way.
The big news coming out of the game is the fact that Daniel Dingle(!) got a healthy chunk of playing time. The freshman from the Bronx played 17 minutes that would normally go to Dalton Pepper. He rewarded Fran Dunphy with seven points, two rebounds and an assist.
Quenton DeCosey also played, scoring two points in seven minutes. There was even a Devontae Watson sighting at the very end! He played one minute, scored one point and grabbed one rebound.
Khalif Wyatt and Anthony Lee both racked up double-doubles: Wyatt posted game-highs with 19 points and 11 rebounds while Watson chipped in 12 and 10.
Scootie Randall scored 14 points while Jake O’Brien had 10 off the bench.
Temple held Fordham to 34.4 percent shooting (21-for-61) and 27.8 percent three-point shooting (5-for-18). The Rams were just 8-for-15 from the line and they committed 13 turnovers.
The Owls won the game from the foul line as they went 22-for-29 (75.9 percent). They also won the rebounding battle 42-36.
And now it’s on to Sunday afternoon’s regular season finale against VCU. That won’t be the worst game in the world.