Well this came out of nowhere. I didn’t expect a respected and world-renowned basketball school like Temple to get caught up in the first college basketball betting scandal of the NIL era, but here we are. Thursday night, a gambling integrity company alerted casinos about strange betting behavior in the Owls game vs. UAB, via Pat Forde at Sports Illustrated:

The betting line moved significantly during the day Thursday leading up to the game. At one casino, the line moved from UAB as a 1.5-point favorite over Temple at the beginning of the day to UAB as an eight-point favorite by mid-afternoon, then settling at seven closer to tip-off. The Blazers routed the Owls, 100–72, in Temple’s home gym, the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia.

That was the second straight loss for Temple and the second straight game in which the Owls did not come close to covering the spread. They were favored by 5.5 points Saturday at home against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane and lost by five. Tulsa opened the game by jumping out to a 16–2 lead and stayed ahead the rest of the way.