This is one of those games that means more than a simple W or L in a column.
Temple looked like it was on its way after a stunning and impressive victory at home over the Duke Blue Devils on Jan. 4th. However, the team has lost two of three since then and has looked lost at times. With that said, this game marks a stretch for the Owls where they play six of eight games at home.
La Salle is also looking to rebound from a road defeat after falling to Dayton over the weekend. The Explorers have been playing excellent other than that game however, ripping off 11 wins in their previous 12 games.
This is obviously a very important game for both sides. Along with bragging rights of the city until their next meeting on Feb. 22, the Owls can pull into a conference tie with the Explorers with a victory. A loss would be devastating while a La Salle win would vault them into a first place tie in the Atlantic 10.