NCAAB Game Recap - Temple at USC
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:00 PM EST

GTown
73
Duke
81
F
GMas
63
MD
86
F
MtStM
62
KY
82
F
IPFW
46
OhSt
85
F
Hou
66
Oreg
78
F
UtSt
80
LSU
78
F
Vill
83
MisSt
76
F
Xav
75
UConn
74
F(2OT)
Tex
62
Cal
45
F
Baylor
77
CoCar
65
F
Mont
56
Wash
73
F
Lib
89
Morg
48
F
Nich
54
NCAT
66
F
MidTN
74
Tul
86
F
Mia-FL
58
Fla
78
F
BethC
83
InWor
58
F
Valpa
78
GrCan
74
F
UNCW
46
Clev
47
F
Rice
75
WIMil
69
F
E MI
62
UMBC
45
F
MOSt
71
StJos
69
F
Ford
60
Nev
74
F
(N/A)
47
E IL
87
F
E KY
70
FlInt
89
F
IndSt
72
LoyMa
60
F
URI
60
N TX
47
F
UMKC
74
GrgWas
68
F
Presb
57
SacHr
83
F
IlSt
65
Cin
66
F
Stetsn
55
Iona
60
F
Duques
69
AF
63
F
(N/A)
45
Furm
90
F
Tows
73
Buff
76
F
Boston
44
WVU
69
F
MorSt
50
Butl
68
F
Radf
61
Brad
70
F
GWebb
69
SCar
74
F
McNee
57
Rich
87
F
Lipsco
65
Navy
61
F
HBU
68
Mich
111
F
Harv
82
HolyC
74
F
(N/A)
71
SEMO
72
F
GASt
83
PVAM
74
F
N AL
61
LaTec
82
F
Albany
69
Quin
86
F
Wake
82
David
70
F
Ohio
66
Utah
80
F
S NO
53
JackSt
72
F
(N/A)
68
TexSA
90
F
W MI
63
OkSt
70
F
Evans
68
ECU
85
F
Norf
59
NW
70
F
South
86
Nebras
93
F(OT)
BGSU
77
W Ky
75
F
KennSt
40
Monm
71
F
CAPoly
70
Crei
86
F
SCSt
60
Vand
97
F
SDak
56
Ark
77
F
CenAR
98
CBap
104
F(OT)
IdaSt
65
SCla
78
F
LongI
64
SDSU
81
F
FrePa
62
LongB
93
F
Temp
70
USC
61
F

Temple 70, USC 61

Nov 22, 2019, 11:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Temple (4-0)

31

39

70

USC (5-1)

30

31

61

Temple rallies in second half for 70-61 win at USC
Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:09 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) Temple coach Aaron McKie might want to think about bringing his team out to California more often.

The Owls made their first trip to California in 14 years a successful one as they rallied in the second half for a 70-61 victory over Southern California on Friday night.

"It's really nice to come back and get a win," said McKie, who spent two years with the Lakers before moving into the coaching ranks.

Josh Pierre-Louis led Temple (4-0) with 15 points while Quinton Rose and Justyn Hamilton each added 12.

The Trojans trailed 31-30 at halftime but scored the first eight points of the second half to take their largest lead. But the Owls would respond with a 26-8 run over the next eight minutes to take control.

Temple was 10 of 18 from the field, including four 3-pointers as it held a 55-44 advantage with 8:45 remaining. De'Vondre Perry scored eight points during the run while Nate Pierre-Louis and Quinton Rose had five each.

"We were able to get pressure and take them out of rhythm. We started to get out in transition and get easy baskets," McKie said.

USC got within 66-61 with 48 seconds remaining but could not draw closer. Onyeka Okongwu led the Trojans (5-1) with 17 points and Ethan Anderson added 12.

"We shot a low percentage (38.6%). We have to play better offensively, shoot the ball and move the ball," coach Andy Enfield said. "No one stepped up. We weren't sharp in a lot of areas."

Temple led by as many as nine in the first half and was up 29-22 with 3:01 remaining on Josh Pierre-Louis' layup before the Trojans scored eight straight points. Isaiah Mobley's layup with 16 seconds remaining gave USC its first lead (31-30) but the Owls would take the lead into the locker room at halftime after Pierre-Louis got a steal under the Temple basket and made a layup at the buzzer.

KEY STAT

USC had been dominating on the boards early in the season and had a size advantage over Temple, but the Owls had a 42-38 rebounding advantage. Nate Pierre-Louis had 10 rebounds for Temple, all on the defensive end.

"We're tough. We're from Broad Street. This is what we're going to do," McKie said.

The Trojans came in averaging 14.6 offensive rebounds per game but were held to six.

"We have too much size and athleticism to only have six offensive rebounds," Enfield said.

BIG PICTURE

Temple: The Owls came into the game second in the nation in steals (12.3 per game). They had eight against USC, which was a huge reason why they scored 21 points off turnovers.

"We don't necessarily look to get steals. We want to certainly apply pressure and its been happening," McKie said. "I feel if we keep people in front of us we will be solid."

USC: Nick Rakocevic came in with three straight double-doubles in points and rebounds but struggled. The senior center was held to six points, going 2 of 7 from the field, and six rebounds.

UP NEXT

Temple: Face Maryland on Thursday at the Orlando Invitational.

USC: Takes on Fairfield on Thursday at the Orlando Invitational.

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Leaders

Temple PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Pierre-Louis 15 0 3 1 3 0
D. Perry 12 0 1 2 0 1
USC PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
Q. Adlesh 0 0 0 2 0 0
M. Agbonkpolo 0 0 0 1 0 1

Team Comparison

Temp USC
Points For 70 61
Field Goals 26/67-39% 22/57-39%
Three Pointers 10/30-33% 6/22-27%
Free Throws 8/12-67% 11/20-55%
Offensive Rebounds 9 6
Defensive Rebounds 33 32
Rebounds 44 40
Blocks 1 8
Steals 8 4
Turnovers 8 13
Personal Fouls 22 14
Technical Fouls 1 1
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Temp Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Fri Nov 22 Temp 70 @ USC 61 J. Moorman II 2 E. Weaver 3

Game Information

Stadium: Galen Center, Los Angeles, California
Attendance: 3,625
Game Time: