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On this day, Temple simply better

After an ugly loss, Owls bounce back by handing No. 3 Syracuse its first loss

Originally Published: December 22, 2012
By Dana O'Neil | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- Ah, the wake-up call, one of the most tired cliches in all of sport.

Team X plays lousy, loses, and one game later plays hard, wins, and there you have it -- ta-da, the wake-up call.

Such a pretty narrative you could put a holiday bow on it.

Temple lost to Canisius in dispiriting fashion and lo and behold, three days later those same Owls upset No. 3 Syracuse 83-79.

Commence alarm bells ringing and gongs sounding.

Fran Dunphy said as much after ...

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