“I think our mindset is more on the defensive side. For the first decade of the 21st century, the most successful Temple program – by far – was Coach Dawn Staley’s women’s basketball squad. The Owls only shot 38.8 percent from the floor and 30.4 percent from three-point range last season. Once it did, though, there was no stopping the Owls. The official 2020-21 Women's Basketball Roster for the Temple University Owls. 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. Then they open conference play with home games against SMU (Dec. 20) and Tulsa (Dec. 23). 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. The official Women's Basketball page for the Tulane University Green Waves Temple will open up the season at home tonight at 6 p.m. against Fairfield University. The popular Bollywood filmmaker was spotted on his way to the temple in a grey t-shirt and black track pants. 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. “We have a lot more weapons this year,” Crockett said. 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. 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. Coach Aaron McKie’s basketball team is picked to finish 10th in the American. “We couldn’t afford to have injuries.”. UConn women’s basketball opened the AAC Tournament with an offensive outburst, crushing the Temple Owls 94-61. Not that the schedule is very cooperative. “Obviously with COVID it’s going to be whoever can stay healthy. Good health will be the determining factor in close games for Temple University women’s basketball this season. “We’re going to have more post presence and won’t rely as much on shooting jump shots.”. Hometown / High School Previous School; 4: Kenzie Gardler: Guard: So. 2020-21 Women's Basketball Roster # Full Name Pos. Since then, they have managed to win four straight games including today’s win over UCF. “I am trying to be a better and more vocal leader on defense with communication.”. Are you being tested for COVID-19 on Main Campus this semester? Aubrey Griffin put together her best performance of the season with a … 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.. Story Links. TEMPLE — The Bryan girls basketball team lost to Temple 53-34 on Tuesday in District 12-6A play Tuesday. Skip To Main Content. And Temple’s corner of the college sports world is no different. “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. 5-4: Broomall, Pa. / Cardinal O’Hara I think we have the right mixture of talent. “Last year, we had to start seven players because we only had seven healthy bodies,” coach Tonya Cardoza said. “I really like this team,” she said. The game will be streamed live on ESPN+ as Jack Benjamin delivers play-by-play of all the action and David Grubb provides color analysis. The other big difference, at least for the next couple weeks, is that Temple fans have no other teams of their own to watch. Senior guard Tanaya Atkinson scored 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds during Temple’s 55-52 win against Southern Methodist on Sunday at McGonigle Hall. “I think they’re a lot of fun to be around. 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. “We like to have versatile players and shoot threes, but we want to shoot high-percentage shots.”. Since that initial run, the Owls have made just one NCAA appearance in the last nine years. 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. 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. Temple had been set to … Cardoza wants to “find the right starting mix” and provide her team with “lots of different scoring options,” she added. The American Athletic Conference announced the postponements on Thursday. Coach Rod Carey’s football team just posted its first losing season since 2013. 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. And Temple’s corner of the college sports world is no different. It took Temple a little while to get its offense and defense in sync Wednesday. The official Women's Basketball page for the Fordham University Rams. 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. I don’t think anyone can really match up with our athleticism. One thing that would help the women’s team grab some attention this year is a return to NCAA Tournament contention. 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 … And that’s something that we’ve been harping on the last few years, to really buy in on the defensive side. The 6-2, 225 grad transfer from Pennsylvania announced his … The official Women's Basketball page for the Portland State University Vikings Well, we can actually laugh and joke, but still get work done. 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. 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. Davis thinks she has room for improvement. But I think we’re just very athletic. “[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.”. We might not be as great a shooting team, but we’re more about attacking and being aggressive on the defensive side. The world has been turned upside down in 2020. They work extremely hard. 4 Spot in NAIA Rankings January 13, 2021 | Women's Basketball Jan 13 Women's Basketball Moves up to Take the No. No. The team honored its three seniors before the game, but was unable to to beat Tulsa. This season, the team will focus less on shooting jump shots, Cardoza said. 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. Temple women’s basketball dropped its second straight game in AAC play after they turned the ball over 30 times. Tipoff is … 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. The official Women's Basketball page for the University of Toledo Rockets So what kind of team does Cardoza have in this small window when her team is the only viewing option for Temple fans? “I need to communicate more with my teammates on defense and during practice so that we can be better,” she added. 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We have some guys that really love to play defense. The 2021 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament will officially be bubbled in Indiana. The Owl’s capitalized on opportunities as they took down the Knights to move to 4-0 in American Athletic play. The award-winning student publication, editorially independent of Temple, now publishes every Tuesday and daily online. Good health will be the determining factor in close games for Temple University women’s basketball this season. The Owls are set to open play at Florida Gulf Coast next Saturday (Dec. 6). Rescheduling information has yet to be determined. UConn Huskies add women's basketball game at Arkansas Razorbacks on Jan. 28. The Cincinnati Bearcats women’s basketball team revived their 2020-2021 season yesterday, as they pulled off a significant upset on the road. On any given night, anyone can win a game, as evident outside of UConn that we would beat up on each other. Until then, Cardoza’s team is Temple’s last women standing. There are currently 74 active COVID-19 cases among Temple students and employees. “I think we’re a very balanced league from top to bottom. 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. The Temple News distributes 5,000 printed copies, free of charge, to the university’s primary locations in the Delaware Valley. Follow The Temple News @TheTempleNews. He shared a video of him walking towards the temple in the dark, with several cyclists passing by him. With football season having come to a premature conclusion and the Temple men’s basketball team in quarantine for the next two weeks, the only Temple squad that is presently in game mode is Coach Tonya Cardoza’s women’s basketball team. The Owls broke their four-game win streak with in their 109-74 loss to No. They lost three starters from last year’s squad, which finished 16-15, including a 7-9 mark in conference play. Coach Rod Carey’s football team just posted its first losing season since 2013. Every day it’s something different. she said. The Official Site of the Duquesne Dukes. “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. But it’s going to be just continuing to get better on the defensive side and trying to stay healthy. 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. “I think we’re fast. Ian Bethune/The UConn … That’s one of the differences that I think over the last couple years, that we’re more athletic.”. The official Women's Basketball page for the Duquesne University Dukes. Davis led the Owls last season with 18.9 points per game and 9.2 rebounds per game. “This year will be different because we’ll be surrounding [Davis] with different teams and different looks,” Cardoza said. Temple University Owls Scoreboard Main Navigation Menu. Adam can be reached at adam.sloate@temple.edu. 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. While with the Mountaineers, Jones averaged 2.8 points per game. The Owls lost all three games by eight points or fewer. Temple must also replace guard Alliya Butts, who graduated last season. Mackins finished second on the team with 179 three-point attempts. You just don’t know what to expect. 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. But I’m very excited about it. The official Women's Basketball page for the Fordham University Rams. Temple linebacker Isaiah Graham-Mobley has chosen Boston College as his new home. Academic Year Ht. “We want to have people playing multiple positions,” Cardoza said. >The Temple Women’s Basketball Team started the season with three straight losses. The official Women's Lacrosse page for the Temple University Owls. Last season, the Owls had a 0-3 stretch in which they only had seven healthy players. If it’s going to happen, now is the time, because Cardoza’s team is the only game in town. Jones is a Philadelphia native who transferred to Temple from West Virginia and was highly productive in her one season on North Broad Street. 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. I think we’ll get out in transition a lot more. 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). 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. Six players were unable to play during that time due to injuries. – 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. 4 Spot in NAIA Rankings Twitter Facebook (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) But I think that it’s wide open and what we have, and even in the future, what we have coming in, we’re hoping that we can be the next UConn of the American.”. | NICK DAVIS / THE TEMPLE NEWS “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. 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.”. Main Navigation Menu. TC names Women's Basketball coach, Amber Taylor May 13, 2020 Twitter Facebook. CBS Sports is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. (Photo: David Butler II, USA TODAY Sports). Tipoff is set for noon at Avron B. Fogelman Arena in the Devlin Fieldhouse. Graduate forward Lena Niang was third on the team with 107 attempts, which she converted at a 33.6 percent rate. A frenetic fourth quarter comeback helped the ECU women’s basketball team knock off Temple 56-50 on Saturday afternoon in Minges Coliseum. Jones sat out last season after transferring from West Virginia University due to NCAA transfer rules. Graduate forward brings back skill from Senegal National Team. Your email address will not be published. 5 UConn on Saturday in Storrs, Connecticut. Temple’s will return sophomore guard Marissa Mackins, who averaged 8.7 points per game and shot 31.8 percent from three-point range last season. All rights reserved. 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. 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. 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. So it’s worth wondering as the 2020-21 basketball season begins, can the women’s squad recapture some of that attention – even for one upside-down year? 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. TC Hires New Men's Basketball Coach April 21, 2020 Twitter Facebook. The Huskies didn’t lose a single game during their seven years in the AAC. The Owls weren’t necessarily a major revenue-producing program during that period, but they did earn plenty of attention from Temple fans and local media. 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. What they don’t have is much proven offense besides Davis. 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. Taler Thornton led the Lady Vikings with 15 points. And that says a lot about them. Women's Basketball Moves up to Take the No. The Owls will add redshirt-sophomore guard Ashley Jones to the rotation this season. The University of Cincinnati men’s basketball team has had its third straight game postponed by the American Athletic Conference due to continued concerns of COVID-19 within the program. © 2019 The Temple News. 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