Temple and Memphis are meeting for the 20th time with the Owls holding a slim, 10-9 lead in the series. The Owls had won three straight until getting beaten in overtime at home last season, 75-72 on Jan. 13, 2018.
Marshall men’s basketball looks to stay perfect as it prepares for road game at Western Kentucky on Monday.
In the college basketball landscape we all know about Duke, North Carolina, Michigan, Tennessee and Kentucky. Some combination of those teams litter the Sweet 16 and Elite 8 every March. But there are always a couple of mid major teams that go on runs and play in the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament.
Already 0-2 after the first week of Sun Belt Conference play and facing the daunting stretch of a contest against one of the league’s best teams — Texas State (13-3, 2-1) — on Saturday before embarking on a three-game road swing, the last thing the struggling Mountaineers needed was a loss at home against an SBC bottom feeder.