- After an impressive performance in leading Temple men's basketball to an 83-77 win against Yale on Dec. 22, freshman Alani Moore II
has been named the American Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week. The honor is the third for the Owls this season, with freshman Quinton Rose
having been selected twice.
Moore scored a career- and game-high 26 points against Yale, hitting his first four three-point attempts (4-of-8 overall) and his first 10 free-throw attempts (10-of-11 overall). His efforts at the stripe helped the Owls finish at 28-of-30 overall, with that 93.3 percentage being their best in four years. Moore tied his career-high for minutes played with 37, and recorded one steal and one assist. For the season, Moore's 2.0 three-point field goals made per game is tied for ninth in the league, while his three-point field-goal percentage of 49.1 (26-of-53) ranks third in the league.
Temple will open American Athletic Conference play at home on Wednesday, Dec. 28 against No. 24/23 Cincinnati at 9 p.m. (ESPNU / 1210 AM WPHT).