Temple Stuns No. 10 Kansas, 77-52: Box Score
Game Recap: Box Score: Temple 77, Kansas 52
PHILADELPHIA (Sporting Alert) — Will Cummings, Quenton DeCosey and Jesse Morgan all scored in double figures to lead Temple to a 77-52 blowout victory over No. 10 Kansas at Wells Fargo Center, on Monday night.
Cummings hit two of his three attempts from three-point range to finish with 19 points and four assists, DeCosey added 18 points and Morgan ended with 17 in the win for the Owls (8-4), who were beating the Jayhawks for the first time since 1995.
Frank Mason III shot 8 of 15 from the floor to score a game high 20 points to lead Kansas (9-2), which had its eight game winning streak snapped.
Temple, which dominated for the entire game, used several series of runs to open large leads at key moments during the game, as Kansas struggled to get into the game.
The Jayhawks also found it difficult to take care of the basketball early in the contest, with 13 of their 17 total turnovers came in the first half.
PHILADELPHIA (Sporting Alert) — No. 10 Kansas will look to keep its winning streak going when it takes on Temple at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, on Monday night.
The Jayhawks (9-1), have won eight straight games since losing 72-40 to No. 1 Kentucky in their second game of the season on Nov 18 and are the strong favorites to continue that run.
Monday night’s game will be nationally-televised on ESPN2 as well as streamed live on WatchESPN.
Kansas comes into the contest shooting just 42.6 percent from the field (212th overall) and scoring 72.0 points per game (103rd), but is still finding a way to get the job done.
Bill Self’s side is holding teams to 63.8 points per game on the season.
In the meantime, Temple (7-4) is 5-0 at home and has won three of its last four games.
When they play on Monday night, the Jayhawks will be the third top 25 team the Owls will face this season.
They dropped the previous two to No. 2 Duke and No. 7 Villanova.