Temple Basketball Off to a Great Start with Overtime Home Loss to Wagner Seahawks
Good morning and happy election day. Vote or die and blah blah.
Anyway, what the hell is up with Temple basketball? The Owls were a 16 point favorite at home against Wagner and then blew a 15 point lead with seven minutes remaining en route to an overtime loss.
I mean look at this shit, they are celebrating in North Philly:
— Wagner Men's Basketball (@Wagner_MBB) November 8, 2022
Owls everywhere should be fuming after that loss. WAGNER? This is the same Wagner that plays in the powerhouse Northeast Conference, alongside perennial contenders like Fairleigh Dickinson, Stonehill College, and Central Connecticut State University. I’ve never even heard of half of these towns where the schools are located. Apparently “Loretto PA” is west of Altoona.
Some guy saw what was happening and threw a hundo on the Wagner live line:
Wagner trailed Temple by 15 with 7min to play.
Seahawks storm back to force OT, win 76-73.
A nice win for the @BetRivers bettor who wagered $100 on Wagner live ML (+1200).
— Troy Machir (@TroyMachir) November 8, 2022
That might be it for Temple’s tournament hopes. After one game. Their next four are against Villanova, Vandy, Rutgers, and St. John’s. Then it’s Drexel, La Salle, and VCU. What games on that list do you feel confident about? None.
Aaron McKie may not be long for this world. Not like life or death, but coaching Temple basketball. He’s now 36-41 overall and 20-29 in conference play. You can throw out the first two seasons, with the COVID nonsense if you want, and focus on building off last year’s 17-12 (overall) and 10-7 (conference) records, but losing at home to Wagner in overtime to begin the season is a huge red alert.
I’m old enough to remember when Temple basketball was good.