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Quinton Rose scores 26 points as Temple beats Memphis

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Quinton Rose scores 26 points as Temple beats Memphis

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Quinton Rose scored a season-high 26 points, Nate Pierre-Louis scored 15 and Temple beat Memphis 85-76 on Thursday night.

Temple (15-4, 5-1 American Athletic Conference), winners of five of their last six, saw Shizz Alston Jr., De'Vondre Perry and Alani Moore II each score 10 points. The Owls raced to a 14-4 lead with Rose scoring nine. Later, Rose added a pair of 3-pointers, Pierre-Louis added a 3 and a layup and Alston made three free throws midway through the first half for a 28-8 lead.

Temple never trailed.

Jeremiah Martin scored a season-high 28 points — he shot 12 of 15 from the foul line —  and had seven rebounds for the Tigers (12-7, 4-2). Kareem Brewton Jr. added 15 points and eight rebounds and Raynere Thornton had 14 points and eight rebounds.

AJ Brodeur reaches 1,000 career points in Penn loss to Toledo

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AJ Brodeur reaches 1,000 career points in Penn loss to Toledo

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TOLEDO, Ohio — Jaelen Sanford scored 15 points, Nate Navigato added 14, and Toledo picked up its 10th straight with a 77-45 victory over Penn on Saturday, ending the Quakers' six-game win streak.

Willie Jackson grabbed 16 rebounds and scored eight points, and Luke Knapke had 10 boards and nine points for the Rockets (12-1), who held Penn to 31-percent shooting.

Navigato's layup amid an 8-0 run broke open back-and-forth play and Toledo led 30-25 on Marreon Jackson's jumper with 2:44 left in the first half and 34-27 at halftime. Navigato hit back-to-back 3-pointers amid a 12-4 run for a 48-34 Toledo lead with 14:42 to go, and the Rockets won going away.

AJ Brodeur had four steals, blocked three shots, grabbed seven rebounds and scored 19 points for his 1,000th career point for Penn (10-3), becoming the 41st player in program history to hit the milestone. Bryce Washington added nine boards.

Temple football introduces Manny Diaz as new coach

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Temple football introduces Manny Diaz as new coach

Manny Diaz let everyone know what he thought of the reception he received when being introduced as Temple's football coach Thursday.

"This is better than what was on the brochure," he said.

The 44-year-old University of Miami defensive coordinator was introduced as the 15th head coach in school history in front of a packed crowd of students and supporters at Liacouris Center. Diaz replaces Geoff Collins, who left last week after two seasons to coach Georgia Tech.

"I was very deliberate in my time searching out the right head coaching opportunity," Diaz said. "I had some other opportunities throughout the years but I wanted to find the right fit not just for me but for my family and a place that is committed to a championship culture in all things."

Diaz, who said he will finish out the season for Miami in the Pinstripe Bowl against Wisconsin on Dec. 27, thanked all of the former coaches he has worked under in college football in his 19-year career. He was defensive coordinator at Mississippi State, Louisiana Tech, Texas and Middle Tennessee State.

"I had an amazing collection of head coaches I've worked under that have helped shape my philosophy and style," Diaz said. "That goes to back to my first head coach, Bobby Bowden, who was maybe the best ever to do it."

After mentioning the Bowden at Florida State coach, Diaz also thanked Chuck D'Amato, Rick Stockstill, Dan Mullin, Mack Brown, Skip Holtz and Mark Richt.

Unlike Diaz, Collins will not coach the Owls in their bowl game. The Owls take on Duke in the Walk On's Independence Bowl in Shreveport, Louisiana, On Dec. 27. Tight Ends Coach Ed Foley, who is the interim coach for Temple for the second time, will coach that game.