Temple hangs on against American University, 40-37
The contest was a defensive battle throughout; with Temple taking a 23-11 lead at halftime. American trimmed the lead to two in the final minute and had an opportunity to tie it on the last play, but Pee Wee Gardener's 3-point attempt missed.
Will Cummings added seven points, six rebounds, and a team-high six assists for the Owls, who shot just 22 percent from the field but got to the line 18 times. Temple outrebounded the Eagles by 14 on the offensive glass.