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August 12, 2012 | Associated Press
CLEVELAND - The Cavaliers signed former Temple center Micheal Eric on Friday. Eric, 24, played in 101 games - including 68 starts - at Temple, averaging 6.0 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 1.1 blocks in 16.9 minutes per game. As a senior in 2011-12, he played in 19 games and averaged 9.0 points and also led the team in rebounding (8.8). The 6-foot-11, 240-pound native of Nigeria played in five games with the Cavaliers during the 2012 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.  
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February 22, 2012 | By Keith Pompey, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
If Temple is going to the Big East as expected, the Owls will take plenty of suspense with them. Temple, ranked 22d, defeated La Salle, 80-79, in Wednesday's Atlanta Ten Conference and Big Five overtime thriller at Tom Gola Arena on a day when talks of joining the Big East were on the front burner. With the win, the first-place Owls (22-5, 11-2 A-10, 3-0 Big Five) are a step closer to winning the A-10 title. Ramone Moore scored five of his 18 points in the extra session to lead Temple to its 11th straight victory since losing at Richmond on Jan 14. La Salle misfired on two would-be game-winning shot attempts in the closing seconds of overtime.
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August 9, 2012 | By MIKE KERN and Daily News Staff Writer
WITH THE LOSS of Micheal Eric, it looked like Temple's basketball team might need some help in the frontcourt this season. It looks like coach Fran Dunphy just might have found some. Jake O'Brien, a 6-9 forward who hasn't played since December of 2010 because of foot injuries, is transferring to North Broad Street from Boston University, according to sources confirming reports in OwlScoop.com. He played three seasons there before redshirting in 2011-12, and is eligible to play immediately because he's already earned his undergraduate degree.
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October 6, 2012
Coach: Fran Dunphy (134-65 at Temple, 444-228 overall) Last year: 24-8, 13-3 A-10 (first). Key returning players: Khalif Wyatt, 6-4, Sr., G, (17.1 ppg.); Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson, 6-6, Sr. F, (9.3 ppg., 6.6 rpg.), T.J. DiLeo, 6-3, Sr., G, (55.4 field- goal percentage), Anthony Lee, 6-9, So. F, (5.0 ppg., 5.2 rpg.). Will Cummings, a sophomore point guard who saw limited time, is poised to play more minutes. Newcomers: Jake O'Brien is a 6-9 senior graduate student from Boston University who missed last year due to injury.
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March 11, 2011 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Forget the fact that Temple is without two regular starters. Never mind that top-seeded Xavier is favored to win the Atlantic Ten tournament. The 24th-ranked Owls are in Atlantic City for one purpose - to win a fourth straight tournament title. "Being two guys down, it's going to be tough," said senior power forward Lavoy Allen, whose Owls have been without center Micheal Eric (season-ending right-kneecap fracture) and swingman Scootie Randall (hairline fracture in right foot)
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January 20, 2012 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Juan Fernandez said nothing was different. The Temple point guard didn't think too much about his slump. Fernandez just went out Wednesday night and shot the ball as he normally does. Unfortunately for La Salle, the 6-foot-4 point guard had much better results than in the Owls' previous five games. Breaking out of his shooting slump, Fernandez played a major role in Temple's 76-70 Atlantic Ten Conference victory at the Liacouras Center. The preseason all-A-10 selection finished with 12 points after making 3 of 7 field-goal attempts and 5 of 6 free throws.
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February 26, 2011 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Rahlir Jefferson appears to be fitting in nicely in Temple's starting lineup. Since starting the last three games in place of injured center Micheal Eric (season-ending fracture to right kneecap), the 6-foot-6 forward is averaging 8.6 points and 6 rebounds for the 24th-ranked Owls. Jefferson, a sophomore, scored 11 points in each of Temple's last two games. He also finished with a career-high six assists in Wednesday's setback to top-ranked Duke. For the season, the Chester High product is averaging 5.9 points and 5.1 rebounds, while leading the team in field-goal percentage (58.5 percent)
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March 16, 2012 | By Mike Kern, gabriek@phillynews.com
Who: No. 5 Temple (24-7) vs. No. 12 South Florida (21-13) What: NCAA second round (Midwest Region), Bridgestone Arena, Nashville. When: 9:50 p.m. TV/Radio: TNT/WPHT (1210-AM) History: This is the first meeting. How they got here: Temple (at-large from the Atlantic 10). USF (at-large from the Big East) beat California, 65-54, in its opener on Wednesday in Dayton, Ohio. Up next: Winner faces the winner of fourth-seeded Michigan (24-9) from the Big Ten or 13th-seeded Ohio (27-7)
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February 23, 2011 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Very few people - if any - outside of Temple's locker room probably expect much from the Owls on Wednesday. Understandably so. Twenty-fourth ranked Temple (21-5) will most likely play without two starters against top-ranked Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Tip-off is 7 p.m., and the game will be televised on ESPN2. What makes the road trip more daunting is that Cameron Indoor is a place where even teams with a full complement of players go to crash. The Blue Devils (25-2)
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March 3, 2011 | By SHAWN PASTOR, For the Daily News
AMHERST, Mass. - For all of their success this season, the Temple Owls haven't won a lot of close games - primarily because they haven't played in many close games. Last night they got their chance, and they came through. The Owls held UMass scoreless for the first 4 minutes and 40 seconds of overtime, and sophomore forward Rahlir Jefferson hit a clinching free throw with 19 seconds to go as Temple escaped the Mullins Center with a 73-67 victory. "We mentioned in the huddle that this is exactly what we needed to prove our mettle," Temple coach Fran Dunphy said after his team posted its 10th straight Atlantic 10 Conference win. "And somehow we found a way. " The Owls improved to 23-6, 13-2 in A-10 play.
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October 6, 2012
Coach: Fran Dunphy (134-65 at Temple, 444-228 overall) Last year: 24-8, 13-3 A-10 (first). Key returning players: Khalif Wyatt, 6-4, Sr., G, (17.1 ppg.); Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson, 6-6, Sr. F, (9.3 ppg., 6.6 rpg.), T.J. DiLeo, 6-3, Sr., G, (55.4 field- goal percentage), Anthony Lee, 6-9, So. F, (5.0 ppg., 5.2 rpg.). Will Cummings, a sophomore point guard who saw limited time, is poised to play more minutes. Newcomers: Jake O'Brien is a 6-9 senior graduate student from Boston University who missed last year due to injury.
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August 12, 2012 | Associated Press
CLEVELAND - The Cavaliers signed former Temple center Micheal Eric on Friday. Eric, 24, played in 101 games - including 68 starts - at Temple, averaging 6.0 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 1.1 blocks in 16.9 minutes per game. As a senior in 2011-12, he played in 19 games and averaged 9.0 points and also led the team in rebounding (8.8). The 6-foot-11, 240-pound native of Nigeria played in five games with the Cavaliers during the 2012 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.  
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August 9, 2012 | By MIKE KERN and Daily News Staff Writer
WITH THE LOSS of Micheal Eric, it looked like Temple's basketball team might need some help in the frontcourt this season. It looks like coach Fran Dunphy just might have found some. Jake O'Brien, a 6-9 forward who hasn't played since December of 2010 because of foot injuries, is transferring to North Broad Street from Boston University, according to sources confirming reports in OwlScoop.com. He played three seasons there before redshirting in 2011-12, and is eligible to play immediately because he's already earned his undergraduate degree.
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March 16, 2012 | By Mike Kern, gabriek@phillynews.com
Who: No. 5 Temple (24-7) vs. No. 12 South Florida (21-13) What: NCAA second round (Midwest Region), Bridgestone Arena, Nashville. When: 9:50 p.m. TV/Radio: TNT/WPHT (1210-AM) History: This is the first meeting. How they got here: Temple (at-large from the Atlantic 10). USF (at-large from the Big East) beat California, 65-54, in its opener on Wednesday in Dayton, Ohio. Up next: Winner faces the winner of fourth-seeded Michigan (24-9) from the Big Ten or 13th-seeded Ohio (27-7)
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February 26, 2012 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
St. Joseph's followed one of its worst showings this season with arguably its best. After losing to visiting Richmond on Wednesday, St. Joseph's rebounded with Saturday's 82-72 win over Temple in an Atlantic Ten and Big Five matchup at a rocking Hagan Arena. The Hawks are now 19-11 overall, 9-6 in the A-10, and share the Big Five title with Temple. Each finished 3-1 in the City Series. Temple (22-6, 11-3) saw its 11-game win streak snapped. The Hawks' victory also snapped St. Joe's 10-game losing streak to the Owls, which included an 78-60 defeat at the Liacouras Center on Jan. 28. "The Richmond game was a letdown for everybody - us, the coaches, the fans - we were on such a great roll and let that slip away, and we had that in our minds coming into this game," said St. Joseph's forward Halil Kanacevic, who had 14 points, 12 rebounds, and six assists.
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February 23, 2012 | BY MIKE KERN, kernm@phillynews.com
CONVENTIONAL wisdom suggests that Temple's basketball team will lose another game at some point the rest of the way. It could be Saturday, when the Owls go to Saint Joseph's with a chance to clinch the Big 5 title. It might be in the final Atlantic 10 Tournament in Atlantic City, where they cut down the nets in 2008, '09 and '10. Or maybe they will take a 17-game winning streak into the Madness. But for right now, they're getting it done about as well as anyone not named Kentucky or Syracuse.
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February 23, 2012 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
If Temple is going to the Big East as expected, the Owls will take plenty of suspense with them. The nation's 22d-ranked team escaped with an 80-79 overtime victory over La Salle in Wednesday's Atlantic Ten Conference and Big Five thriller on a day when talks of joining the Big East were on the front burner. The Explorers (18-10, 7-6 A-10, 1-3 Big Five) had an opportunity to spoil what could be Temple's final game at La Salle's Tom Gola Arena as an A-10 member. But after running 32 seconds off the clock, Earl Pettis misfired on a would-be game-winning three-pointer with five seconds left.
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January 20, 2012 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Juan Fernandez said nothing was different. The Temple point guard didn't think too much about his slump. Fernandez just went out Wednesday night and shot the ball as he normally does. Unfortunately for La Salle, the 6-foot-4 point guard had much better results than in the Owls' previous five games. Breaking out of his shooting slump, Fernandez played a major role in Temple's 76-70 Atlantic Ten Conference victory at the Liacouras Center. The preseason all-A-10 selection finished with 12 points after making 3 of 7 field-goal attempts and 5 of 6 free throws.
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November 22, 2011 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Competing in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off was a "learning experience" for Temple. The Owls (3-1) found out what they do well. Temple also learned what it must perfect to have a successful season. As they did last season, the Owls boast balanced scoring. And in shooting guard Ramone Moore, Temple boasts a Big Five player-of-the-year candidate. Yet the Owls need to work on consistency, offensive decision-making, and better defensive communication. It is "really buckling down and deciding what type of team we want to be," said Temple coach Fran Dunphy, whose squad finished 2-1 in the tourney.
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