The Temple News has been the paper of record for the Temple University community since it first printed as Temple University Weekly on Sept. 19, 1921. TEMPLE — The Bryan girls basketball team lost to Temple 53-34 on Tuesday in District 12-6A play Tuesday. For the first decade of the 21st century, the most successful Temple program – by far – was Coach Dawn Staley’s women’s basketball squad. Graduate forward brings back skill from Senegal National Team. Tipoff is … Ian Bethune/The UConn … Temple must also replace guard Alliya Butts, who graduated last season. This season, the team will focus less on shooting jump shots, Cardoza said. You just don’t know what to expect. “I need to communicate more with my teammates on defense and during practice so that we can be better,” she added. Mackins finished second on the team with 179 three-point attempts. Taler Thornton led the Lady Vikings with 15 points. The official Women's Lacrosse page for the Temple University Owls. The world has been turned upside down in 2020. Last season, in a three-game stretch from Feb. 20-27, the Owls played with just an eight-player rotation for each of their three games, despite having 14 on the team’s roster. Staley guided the Owls to five straight NCAA Tournament bids (2004-2008), and when she left for South Carolina, former Virginia teammate Cardoza took over and extended the NCAA run to eight straight. Tipoff is set for noon at Avron B. Fogelman Arena in the Devlin Fieldhouse. Good health will be the determining factor in close games for Temple University women’s basketball this season. Main Navigation Menu. “I really like this team,” she said. Jones is a Philadelphia native who transferred to Temple from West Virginia and was highly productive in her one season on North Broad Street. “We couldn’t afford to have injuries.”. City Six basketball: St. Joe’s gets first win, Drexel men drop heartbreaker, Drexel and Temple women remain unbeaten in conference play by Damichael Cole , Posted: January 9, 2021 St. Joseph's picked up its first win after a 15-5 closing run against Albany. © 2005-2021 CBS INTERACTIVE ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. I think we have the right mixture of talent. If it’s going to happen, now is the time, because Cardoza’s team is the only game in town. The Owls are set to open play at Florida Gulf Coast next Saturday (Dec. 6). 4 Spot in NAIA Rankings January 13, 2021 | Women's Basketball Jan 13 Women's Basketball Moves up to Take the No. Story Links. The official Women's Basketball page for the Duquesne University Dukes. Of course, that pre-supposes that the women’s team won’t be plagued by the same volume of COVID issues that have dogged the men’s team this preseason. Rescheduling information has yet to be determined. Jones sat out last season after transferring from West Virginia University due to NCAA transfer rules. Skip To Main Content. Davis was one of two unanimous selections to The American Athletic Conference’s All-Conference First team, and keeping her healthy and taking more pressure off her to contribute points is key to the Owls’ success, Cardoza said. They lost three starters from last year’s squad, which finished 16-15, including a 7-9 mark in conference play. The Owls lost all three games by eight points or fewer. Academic Year Ht. The Huskies didn’t lose a single game during their seven years in the AAC. “I think we’re a very balanced league from top to bottom. And Temple’s corner of the college sports world is no different. On any given night, anyone can win a game, as evident outside of UConn that we would beat up on each other. I don’t think anyone can really match up with our athleticism. 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Butts led the team with 185 three-point shot attempts and was the Owls’ second-leading scorer averaging 15.2 points per game. Cardoza wants to “find the right starting mix” and provide her team with “lots of different scoring options,” she added. 20 January 2021 Josh Grieb Featured , Women's Basketball Senior forward Mia Davis jumps for the ball during the Owls' game against the University of Central Florida at McGonigle Hall on Jan. 9. Temple University Owls Scoreboard Main Navigation Menu. “I think we’ve handled it as best we could,” Cardoza said in a video interview posted by the athletic department on Cherry & White Night two weeks ago. Last season, in a three-game stretch from Feb. 20-27, the Owls played with just an eight-player rotation for each of their three games, despite having 14 on the team’s roster. The Owl’s capitalized on opportunities as they took down the Knights to move to 4-0 in American Athletic play. The Owls only shot 38.8 percent from the floor and 30.4 percent from three-point range last season. They work extremely hard. “We like to have versatile players and shoot threes, but we want to shoot high-percentage shots.”. With more healthy players, the Owls will give junior forward Mia Davis, the team’s captain, more opportunities to rest during games, assistant coach Willnett Crockett said. Madhur Bhandarkar started walking towards the Siddhivinayak temple route early in the morning, even before the sun had risen. Well, we can actually laugh and joke, but still get work done. Coach Aaron McKie’s basketball team is picked to finish 10th in the American. Then they open conference play with home games against SMU (Dec. 20) and Tulsa (Dec. 23). Last season, the Owls had a 0-3 stretch in which they only had seven healthy players. 5-4: Broomall, Pa. / Cardinal O’Hara The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: A positive COVID-19 test and ensuing contact tracing at Temple have postponed the Owls’ next two basketball games. We have some guys that really love to play defense. 2020-21 Women's Basketball Roster # Full Name Pos. The situation is somewhat similar to 15 to 20 years ago, when the football program was at the bottom of the Big East and Coach John Chaney’s team went five straight years without an NCAA Tournament bid. As luck would have it, the Owls have the American’s Preseason co-Player of the Year in 6-0 senior Mia Davis, who averaged 18.8 points and 10.2 rebounds per game last season. GREENVILLE, N.C. — The Tulane women's basketball team suffered its second American Athletic Conference road defeat of the season 72-64 on Tuesday afternoon at … Hometown / High School Previous School; 4: Kenzie Gardler: Guard: So. But I think we’re just very athletic. The Temple Owls take on the UConn Huskies in a women’s college basketball game at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, CT on February 9, 2019. Every day it’s something different. That’s one of the differences that I think over the last couple years, that we’re more athletic.”. The team honored its three seniors before the game, but was unable to to beat Tulsa. Coach Rod Carey’s football team just posted its first losing season since 2013. | NICK DAVIS / THE TEMPLE NEWS “Last year, we had to start seven players because we only had seven healthy bodies,” coach Tonya Cardoza said. “We’re going to have more post presence and won’t rely as much on shooting jump shots.”. Temple will open up the season at home tonight at 6 p.m. against Fairfield University. Temple had been set to … Davis led the Owls last season with 18.9 points per game and 9.2 rebounds per game. The Owls will add redshirt-sophomore guard Ashley Jones to the rotation this season. But I’m very excited about it. Cardoza said there have been times this preseason that the Owls have had to pause practice, but they have come back each time ready to go. There are currently 74 active COVID-19 cases among Temple students and employees. 4 Spot in NAIA Rankings Twitter Facebook (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis Tigers' basketball match-up against Temple Saturday has been postponed due to a positive COVID-19 case and the ensuing contact tracing of student-athletes at Temple. Nevertheless, even without Jones, the Owls are predicted to finish fifth in the American this year, and Cardoza said their defense and athleticism will be a wild card that will cause trouble for league foes. UConn Huskies add women's basketball game at Arkansas Razorbacks on Jan. 28. “This year will be different because we’ll be surrounding [Davis] with different teams and different looks,” Cardoza said. The official 2020-21 Women's Basketball Roster for the Temple University Owls. Your email address will not be published. What they don’t have is much proven offense besides Davis. “I think we have great leadership in our upperclassmen and they’ve done a really good job of just making sure that when we do get on the court that we’re giving 110 percent. The 2021 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament will officially be bubbled in Indiana. Six players were unable to play during that time due to injuries. The Cincinnati Bearcats women’s basketball team revived their 2020-2021 season yesterday, as they pulled off a significant upset on the road. Graduate forward Lena Niang was third on the team with 107 attempts, which she converted at a 33.6 percent rate. The 6-2, 225 grad transfer from Pennsylvania announced his … >The Temple Women’s Basketball Team started the season with three straight losses. Are you being tested for COVID-19 on Main Campus this semester? Temple women’s basketball dropped its second straight game in AAC play after they turned the ball over 30 times. And that’s something that we’ve been harping on the last few years, to really buy in on the defensive side. Aubrey Griffin put together her best performance of the season with a … – Thomas More women’s basketball team moves up to the No.4 spot in Wednesday’s 2020-2021 NAIA’s Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 poll, receiving 530 votes. “I think we’re fast. The men’s team could return to action at St. Joseph’s on Dec. 12, or perhaps not until they play their American opener at Houston on Dec. 22. “We want to have people playing multiple positions,” Cardoza said. A frenetic fourth quarter comeback helped the ECU women’s basketball team knock off Temple 56-50 on Saturday afternoon in Minges Coliseum. The official Women's Basketball page for the Fordham University Rams. He shared a video of him walking towards the temple in the dark, with several cyclists passing by him. The official Women's Basketball page for the Tulane University Green Waves Until then, Cardoza’s team is Temple’s last women standing. The big difference between this season and every other season since Temple joined the American in 2013-14 is that UConn is no longer in the league. Cincinnati (3-7, 2-4 AAC) went to Philadelphia and knocked off a Temple club that was previously undefeated in the league (4-4, 4-1 AAC). Coach Rod Carey’s football team just posted its first losing season since 2013. UConn women’s basketball opened the AAC Tournament with an offensive outburst, crushing the Temple Owls 94-61. The Owls broke their four-game win streak with in their 109-74 loss to No. One thing that would help the women’s team grab some attention this year is a return to NCAA Tournament contention. It took Temple a little while to get its offense and defense in sync Wednesday. Good health will be the determining factor in close games for Temple University women’s basketball this season. “We have a lot more weapons this year,” Crockett said. No. The Official Site of the Duquesne Dukes. The popular Bollywood filmmaker was spotted on his way to the temple in a grey t-shirt and black track pants. And that says a lot about them. The official Women's Basketball page for the Fordham University Rams. © 2019 The Temple News. “[Davis is] going to be our go-to, but because we have [Jones] coming in and we have [Mackins] who can knock down shots … we have a variety of people who can score, which makes us that much more exciting this year.”. Adam can be reached at adam.sloate@temple.edu. Schedule; IRVING, Texas – The American Athletic Conference has announced that the men's basketball game between Cincinnati and Temple scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 20 has been postponed due to positive COVID-19 cases and the ensuing contact tracing of student-athletes at Cincinnati. The official Women's Basketball page for the University of Toledo Rockets TC names Women's Basketball coach, Amber Taylor May 13, 2020 Twitter Facebook. The last of those three lost starters was junior guard Ashley Jones, who averaged 16.0 points per game last season but just this week was revealed to be transferring to Mississippi State. she said. “I think right now everyone is eager to really get started because we know that there’s going to be a new champion,” Cardoza said. The Bearcats were originally set to travel to Philadelphia to face Temple University on Jan. 20 – but now must go at least another few days without stepping on the court. All rights reserved. About six weeks after the NCAA announced that the entire tournament would be held in one to-be-determined location, it was announced Monday that the location will be in the Hoosier State.. After opening at FGCU next Saturday, the Owls won’t play again until they visit Staley’s South Carolina squad on Dec. 17. CBS Sports is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. (Photo: David Butler II, USA TODAY Sports). The official 2020-21 Women's Basketball Roster for the George Washington University Colonials Not that the schedule is very cooperative. Since then, they have managed to win four straight games including today’s win over UCF. Once it did, though, there was no stopping the Owls. The coaching staff believes the team will have healthier players this season, making for a better season, they said. So what kind of team does Cardoza have in this small window when her team is the only viewing option for Temple fans? The American Athletic Conference announced the postponements on Thursday. The official Women's Basketball page for the Portland State University Vikings The Houston Cougars (8-4, 5-3 American) handed Temple its second loss of conference play behind five double-digit scoring efforts, as Laila Blair led the way with a career-high 19 points. But I feel like with this group that we have, they love basketball, they enjoy being around each other on the court, and when it’s time to step on the court I think they’ve given us everything that they’ve had.”. The Tulane men's basketball team returns to action following a seven-day hiatus to host Temple in an American Athletic Conference matchup on Saturday, January 16. And Temple’s corner of the college sports world is no different. Last year’s offense allowed Davis to play in isolated positions. NEW ORLEANS - The Tulane men's basketball team returns to action following a seven-day hiatus to host Temple in an American Athletic Conference matchup on Saturday, January 16. Since that initial run, the Owls have made just one NCAA appearance in the last nine years. The award-winning student publication, editorially independent of Temple, now publishes every Tuesday and daily online. HOUSTON – The University of Houston Women's Basketball team recorded its third straight victory in an 80-46 decision over Temple (4-5, 4-2 American) at the Fertitta Center on Wednesday afternoon. “I am trying to be a better and more vocal leader on defense with communication.”. The 13th-ranked Liberty Lady Flames field hockey team shut out host Temple 4-0 in its BIG EAST opener, Friday afternoon at Howarth Field. We might not be as great a shooting team, but we’re more about attacking and being aggressive on the defensive side. 5 UConn on Saturday in Storrs, Connecticut. 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