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Temple Owls (9-2) 71, Seton Hall Pirates (8-1) 65 Post-Game Thoughts:

Initial Post-Game Thoughts:

-Seton Hall struggled to get their offense in motion all night, as their flawless run came to an end after shooting 35% from the floor and a dismal 20% (4-of-20) from 3PT.  Temple didn't shoot the lights out, but 39% from both FG and 3PT territory was good enough to secure a 6 point victory for the Owls. 

-Garcia, in a limited role was held scoreless on 0-of-2 shooting, hopefully his injury isn't bothering him more than what the team is letting on.

-Newcomer Keon Lawrence was impressive off of the bench with 11PTS/4REB/4BLK including a critical block when the Pirates trailed 68-65 with 55 seconds remaining, giving The Hall a final chance to put something together.  The Human Pogo Stick will definitely earn his nickname this year, as he continually skied for rebounds and blocks, making the most of his playing time. 

-Memphis transfer, Jeff Robinson was not nearly as impressive in his first game action.  Robinson took a variety of bad shot attempts and ended his night with 5PTS on 1-of-4 shooting, including a wild, contested 3PT attempt.

-Jeremy Hazell had one of his poorest games as Pirate, chucking at will, finishing the game 1-11 from 3PT distance.  Hazell finished with 11PTS/5REB, however 4-of-17 shooting is not going to do any favors for the offense.  If his shots aren't falling, he needs to find his teammates earlier instead of continuing to take contested 3PT shots.  To be fair, outside of the opener, this was really the first game this season where Jeremy resorted to his old tendencies.

-Hazell wasn't the only Pirate that had trouble shooting tonight, as Stix ended the night 1-of-8 and Jordan Theodore was held scoreless. 

-Harvey played an efficient game, with 16PTS/3AST/3STL/1TO, however when the starting PF (Pope) has more assists than both PGs combined, the team is in for a long night.  

-Speaking of Pope, Herb had another terrific game in a matchup with Lavoy Allen.  Pope put up 13PTS/11REB/4AST/4STL/2BLK opposed to Allen's 9PTS/12REB/1AST/1BLK.

-Two Owls scored in double-digits Brooks (24) and Fernandez (21) outside of the duo, no other Owl scored in double digits.  Their offense wasn't exactly impressive, but it didn't have to be, their defense carried them to the victory. 

-The Pirates will try to rebound on Tuesday night, home against Navy.

...More to come in tomorrow's morning after post