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Temple’s Fran Dunphy gets costly technical after knocking water bottle on to court

Fran Dunphy

Fran Dunphy


Temple looked like it was on its way to knocking off a top-25 opponent and getting its first AAC win of the season in one fell swoop Thursday.

Then things kind of went off the rails.

The most tragicomic of which was Owls coach Fran Dunphy, essentially, accidentally getting T’d up.

With Temple clinging to a two-point lead with under 3 minutes to play, the Owl’s Ernest Aflakpui was whistled for an offensive foul. In response, Dunphy smacked his bottle of water off the scorer’s table and on to the court, resulting in getting a technical foul.

Cincy’s Gary Clark made just one of the two ensuing free throws to leave the Bearcats trailing, but the moment did seem to turn the tide, which ended with Jacob Evans’ game-winner for Cincinnati with under a second to play.