The biggest additions to the AAC come in the coaching ranks, as Memphis and UConn are hoping new hires will change their fortunes in 2018-19.
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Fran Dunphy will coach Temple for one more season before stepping down for assistant Aaron McKie to take over in 2019.
Temple's Fran Dunphy is set to coach one more season and then step aside for assistant and former Philadelphia 76ers star Aaron McKie to succeed him in 2019, according to multiple reports.
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Temple sophomore Quinton Rose is declaring for the 2018 NBA draft. "I'm confident in my abilities going forward and think that I have a good chance of being drafted," Rose told ESPN. Rose will not hire an agent at this time, preserving the option to return to school for his junior year pending the feedback he receives from NBA teams. “In order to stay in I would have to move into projected mid-first round.” Rose said. He plans to attend the NBA scouting combine in Chicago in May if invited. "I'm hoping to make as much improvement to my game as I can to display my full capabilities," Rose said. The 6-foot-8 shooting guard averaged 14.9 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and 1.5 steals in 32 minutes per game for Temple. "I think I was much more comfortable and had a lot of confidence," Rose said when asked about the keys behind his season. Rose is currently rated 20th in the ESPN NBA Draft sophomore prospect rankings. He's an impressive athlete who plays at different speeds, can operate above the rim effortlessly, and has proven capable of getting very hot at times from beyond the arc, hitting five 3-pointers in games against Villanova and Auburn this season. Unfortunately Rose has been too inconsistent for scouts' liking and still has a ways to go physically in terms of filling out his frame and becoming tougher with his approach to the game. Rose is projected to be picked in the second in our latest 2019 mock draft. Temple head coach Fran Dunphy announced today that he will step aside after next season and will be succeeded by current assistant coach Aaron McKie.
Josh Reaves had his second career double-double, Shep Garner hit two 3-pointers in the final three minutes and Penn State overcame an 11-point second-half deficit to beat Temple 63-57 on Wednesday night in the first round of the NIT.
Landry Shamet scored 24 points, Rashard Kelly had 16 and No. 11 Wichita State beat Temple 89-81 on Friday night in the quarterfinals of the American Athletic Conference tournament.
Shizz Alston Jr. hit three free throws in the final minute and Temple avoided being upset by a lower seed in the first round of the American Athletic Conference Tournament for the second year in a row, holding off Tulane 82-77 Thursday night.
Corey Henderson Jr., scored 21 points and Martins Igbanu scored 16 and Tulsa used an early run to beat Temple 76-58 on Sunday in a regular-season finale.
Jalen Adams scored 25 points and dished out eight assists as UConn upset Temple 72-66 in the Huskies final home game of the season on Wednesday night.
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Temple big over UCF. Walk-on senior Steve Leonard started the game and knocked down two 3's to start the game. His post-game comments. " I knew I would shoot the ball if I got it. I got it twice and made two 3's. It's a moment I will remember remember rest of my life."
Quinton Rose scored 19 points and Shizz Alston Jr. scored 13 and Temple beat Central Florida 75-56 on Sunday in a game it never trailed.
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This morning UCF head coach Johnny Dawkins was giving some final instructions on Temple. Important match-up in the American Conference today 2pm ET on ESPNU.
Corey Davis Jr. scored 20 points, Devin Davis had a double-double and Houston rolled to its fifth straight victory with an 80-59 win against Temple on Sunday.
Shaquille Morris had 23 points and 13 rebounds, including a tie-breaking putback in the final two minutes, to help No. 19 Wichita State defeat Temple 93-86 on Thursday night.
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I talked to Wichita State star Landry Shamet on Wednesday. He told me the Shockers weren't looking ahead toward Saturday's matchup at Cincinnati. But they're not playing that way. Temple is fighting to get into the field. And Wichita State is surrendering open looks from the 3-point line. Huge second half ahead.
Quinton Rose scored 16 of his 20 points in the second half when Temple pulled away from USF for its fifth-straight win 73-55 on Saturday.
Quinton Rose scored 23 points, Josh Brown had 17 points and eight rebounds, and Temple never trailed in defeating East Carolina 90-73 on Wednesday night to win its fourth straight.
Nate Pierre-Louis scored 18 points and Shizz Alston Jr. had 15 points and a career-high 10 assists in Temple's 83-76 victory over Tulane on Sunday.
Obi Enechionyia hit two free throws with 18.1 seconds left in overtime, and Temple beat No. 16 Wichita State 81-79 on Thursday night.