Temple holds off Richmond to win A-10 crown
"All three years we haven’t been picked to win the championship or not even come close," Allen said after
It was not easy.
"Once he made it a two-possession game, I was excited," Allen said. "I was ready to get the game over with."
"It was a fun game to play in,"
"This is really a wonderful team, we learned how to play together and that was really important," said Fernandez, who missed the
Picked to finish fifth in the preseason poll,
Anderson stepped up late for
The Owls then tried to milk the clock the rest of the game and it very nearly cost them their 10th straight win.
"The first part of the game today they were on their own and we did some really good things,"
"We hang our hats defensively,"
A layup by
A rebound follow by Anderson closed the gap to 49-48 with 1:17 to play, but Brooks was fouled on the next possession and made both ends of the 1-and-1 for a 51-48 lead with 50.3 seconds to play.
Anderson cut the margin to a point with a drive down the left side of the lane with 39.2 seconds left, but Brooks was fouled and he again made two free throws with 22.1 seconds to go for a 53-50 lead.
Gonzalvez had his shot to tie the game but it hit off the rim and Moore iced the title.
"It was a handoff to Dave,"
The 52 points were a season low for
"Temple plays good defense but we just missed some shots we normally make," said Anderson, who was 1 of 7 as