Temple Owls (16-16)


Sun. 2/19 Wed. 2/22 Sat. 2/25 Sun. 3/5 Thu. 3/9
vs. UConn 
L 63-64
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vs. UCF 
L 69-71
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vs. Tulane 
W 86-76
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@ SoFla 
W 72-60
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vs. ECU 
L 69-80
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No. 25 SMU subdues Temple 66-50

(TSX / STATS) -- PHILADELPHIA -- Fresh off its first Associated Press ranking of the season, No. 25 Southern Methodist didn't change the formula one bit.

The best defensive team in the American Athletic Conference came into the City of Brotherly Love and locked down Temple 66-50 for its seventh win in a row on Thursday night.

Tim Jankovich's Mustangs (21-4, 11-1 AAC) have won 17 of their last 18 games and they've done so with some absolutely suffocating defense. Temple was the 18th team in a row that failed to score more than 66 points against SMU, whose 58.6 points-against average entering the night was third best in Division I.

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Leaders
Points: S. Alston, Jr.13.9
Rebounds: O. Enechionyia5.8
Assists: S. Alston, Jr.4.1
FG%: No qualifiers
FT%: D. Dingle71.5%
3P%: D. Dingle38.5%
Steals: S. Alston, Jr.1.7
Blocks: O. Enechionyia1.5
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova32-4
2 Gonzaga37-2
3 Kansas31-5
4 Arizona32-5
5 North Carolina33-7
6 Kentucky32-6
7 Duke28-9
8 UCLA31-5
9 Oregon33-6
10 Louisville25-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 North Carolina33-7
2 Gonzaga37-2
3 Oregon33-6
4 Kansas31-5
5 Kentucky32-6
6 South Carolina26-11
7 Arizona32-5
8 Villanova32-4
9 UCLA31-5
10 Florida27-9
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American Athletic Conference Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
SMU 17-1 30-5
Cincinnati 16-2 30-6
Houston 12-6 21-11
UCF 11-7 24-12
Memphis 9-9 19-13
Connecticut 9-9 16-17
Tulsa 8-10 15-17
Temple 7-11 16-16
East Carolina 6-12 15-18
Tulane 3-15 6-25
South Florida 1-17 7-23
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