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January 8, 2008 | By STEVE KING, kings@phillynews.com
When you spend most of your life towering above your peers, the only thing you grow to expect is people looking up to you. Nearly everyone has looked up to Lavoy Allen since the day he decided to pick up a basketball 5 years ago as a freshman at Pennsbury High School. They weren't looking up to him just because he stood more than 6 inches taller than everyone else. They were looking up to him with high expectations on the basketball court. "I think that year had to be the hardest time of my life.
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March 26, 1988
It would take a mathematician to compute the odds against two teams from the same city reaching the Final Eight in National Collegiate Athletic Association basketball. Whatever the odds are, you can be sure they are astronomical. That's a full fourth of the best teams in the country coming from the same place. The odds against Temple and Villanova advancing all the way to the Final Four, of course, would be virtually unthinkable, if it weren't for some past history. By tomorrow - after surprising Villanova upsets Oklahoma and No. 1 Temple humbles Duke - the unthinkable will have occurred.
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March 19, 1993 | by Mike Kern, Daily News Sports Writer
Temple probably didn't have any business being in the NCAA Tournament in the first place. The Owls start two freshmen on the back line, a sophomore point guard who didn't play the position in high school, two junior anchors who sat out the first season as Proposition 48 casualties. They don't have much depth and lost their only two seniors some 10 weeks ago to injury and academics. Yet, the seventh-seeded Owls (18-12) are in the second round after dumping 10th-seeded Missouri, 75-61, last night in a West Regional opener.
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December 2, 1993 | by Mike Kern, Daily News Sports Writer
John Chaney was right when he said his Owls didn't deserve to be ranked seventh in the nation before they had played their first game. They probably should have been rated higher. And after last night's impressive 73-59 win over No. 3 Kansas at Allen Field House, they figure to be. As opening statements go, it was quite a mouthful. The Owls seemed to pick up right where they left off last March, when they made a magical run in the NCAA Tournament and reached the Elite Eight.
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September 7, 2007
Temple's basketball team will open its Atlantic 10 season on Jan. 12 at Charlotte, one of the three conference teams the Owls play twice. Their conference home opener is Jan. 16 against defending champion Xavier. Temple also plays Saint Joseph's and Fordham twice. The Hawks visit the Liacouras Center on Jan. 26, and host the Owls at the Palestra on March 2. Temple and La Salle meet once, in the March 8 finale at the Gola Arena. The Owls open at Tennessee on Nov. 9 before heading to the eight-team Puerto Rico Tip-Off Classic, where they'll open against Providence.
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October 2, 2004 | By Kevin Tatum INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Temple University has fired former Owls star Paul Palmer as a sideline reporter on its radio broadcast team for Temple football games. Palmer, a Temple Hall of Famer who holds the Owls' rushing record with 4,895 career yards, was in his fourth season in the role. Palmer worked Temple's game at Toledo last week. Although WPHT-AM (1210) carries Owls games live, the university coordinates and produces the radio broadcasts. The details surrounding Palmer's departure were unknown last night.
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July 12, 1991 | by Mike Kern, Daily News Sports Writer
Temple basketball recruit Belefia Parks has achieved the necessary minimum score of 18 on his American College Test and is eligible to play for the Owls as a freshman. Parks, a 5-10 guard from Chicago's Simeon Vocational High School, averaged 20 points, 7 assists and 6 rebounds last season and was an all-city selection. He is expected to provide at least backup help for junior Vic Carstarphen at the point position this season. Parks, who signed a national letter of intent with the Owls in May, is described as a "streetwise, heady-type" player by Taylor Bell, who covered him for the Chicago Sun-Times.
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November 21, 2011
KRISTEN McCARTHY had 11 points and 12 rebounds, Shey Peddy scored 13 and BJ Williams had 11 points and six assists, but Temple (2-2) dropped a 58-52 decision at Northern Illinois (2-1) yesterday. The Owls shot 34 percent from the field (3-for-15 threes), 65 percent from the free-throw line, and were outrebounded, 39-30. Temple heads to the Bahamas for the Junkanoo Jam Tournament over the Thanksgiving weekend, opening with sixth-ranked Texas A&M on Friday.  
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December 7, 2011
Brittany Lewis scored 14 points to lead Temple in a 68-33 rout of Kent State in women's basketball action last night at the Liacouras Center. Kristen McCarthy and Shey Peddy added 13 points apiece in a game Temple (4-5) never trailed as it took a 32-12 lead in the firsthalf, despite shooting 3-of-19 from the arc and just 41 percent from the field. Itziar Llobet was the only player in double figures for Kent State (1-6), finishing with 13 points. Diamon Beckford added nine.
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December 1, 2011
Ten Temple Owls earned All-Mid-American Conference team honors for football, the league announced yesterday. Named to the first team were senior offensive lineman Pat Boyle, junior running back Bernard Pierce, senior tight end Evan Rodriguez and senior defensive end Adrian Robinson. It was the third straight year that Pierce and Robinson were named to the first team. Named to the second team were senior linebacker Tahir Whitehead and junior punter Brandon McManus. Third-team honorees were senior offensive lineman Wayne Tribue junior running back Matt Brown, senior defensive end Morkeith Brown and senior safety Kevin Kroboth.
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February 24, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
TULSA, Okla. - Temple has zero margin for error concerning the NCAA tournament after a performance Sunday in which its shooting was even colder than the brisk Oklahoma weather. The Owls' lack of proficiency from the perimeter enabled Tulsa to defeat Temple, 55-39, in an American Athletic Conference game before 5,130 at the Reynolds Center. The Owls went 0-2 on this critical two-game road trip against the AAC's top two teams, starting with a 67-58 loss Thursday at Southern Methodist.
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February 20, 2015
TEMPLE'S football team, which went from 2-10 in 2013 to 6-6 last season (4-4 in the American Conference), will open and close at home this year. The Owls start on Sept. 5 against Penn State (7-6) in Lincoln Financial Field. And their final two games - Nov. 21 against defending champion Memphis (10-3) and Nov. 28 with Connecticut (2-10) - are also at the Linc. They will, of course, try to beat Penn State for the first time since 1941. Their next three games are on the road: at Cincinnati (9-4)
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February 19, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Temple hasn't had many low points this basketball season, but the Owls will get a chance this week to avenge their toughest stretch when they face Southern Methodist and Tulsa in two critical American Athletic Association road games. Winners of seven straight, the Owls (19-7, 10-3 AAC) visit No. 21 SMU on Thursday and then travel to Tulsa on Sunday. Larry Brown's SMU team is 21-5, has won 11 of its last 12, and leads the AAC with a 12-2 conference mark. Tulsa is 17-7, 10-2. Temple failed to hold double-digit leads at home against both teams in consecutive games.
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February 19, 2015 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
TEMPLE HAS lost seven times. Four were in the first 10 games, before transfers Jesse Morgan and Devin Coleman became eligible. The other three came within a span of 8 days, a little over a month ago, when senior lead guard Will Cummings injured his lower left leg. Other than that . . . "I think about [what the record might have been], but it didn't happen that way," said another transfer, fourth-year junior forward Jaylen Bond, who's probably the biggest reason why the Owls (19-7, 10-3)
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February 15, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
The home matchup at 2 p.m. Saturday against East Carolina has the makings of a trap game for Temple, but don't suggest that to Fran Dunphy. The Owls coach always tells his players that the next game is the biggest of the season. So, even though East Carolina is 11-13 overall and 4-7 in the American Athletic Conference, Dunphy is worried. He has reason to be, even though Temple is 18-7, 9-3, and on a six-game winning streak. That's because East Carolina has won three of four, including a 64-53 home victory Tuesday over Memphis, a team the Owls beat, 61-60, last Saturday on the road.
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February 13, 2015 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
Temple point guard Will Cummings and forward Jaylen Bond were 70 seconds into their postgame session with the media Tuesday night when they were asked how helpful the crowd had been during the Owls' 16-point win over Cincinnati. The man asking the question looked young enough to be a Temple student. If he was pleased by the raucous atmosphere inside the Liacouras Center during a terrific performance by Cummings, Bond, and the entire Temple team, he had every right to be. "It was a great crowd," Cummings said.
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February 12, 2015 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
A MONTH AGO, Temple dropped three games in 8 days, its only losses since mid-December. In the first two, at home against Tulsa and SMU, senior lead guard Will Cummings was limited with a lower-leg injury. Then, at Cincinnati, he couldn't even play. The Owls went down by 31, after being within one at halftime. Last night at the Liacouras Center, they got their first chance to get one of those teams back. Next week, they'll get two more when they travel to SMU and Tulsa. This time, Cummings went the full 40. It made a difference.
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February 11, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Temple guard Josh Brown had only one game-winning shot in his life - until Saturday. Then the sophomore made a short bank shot on a feed from Will Cummings with 2.4 seconds left to give the Owls a 61-60 win at Memphis in an American Athletic Conference thriller. Now the Owls (17-7, 8-3 AAC) face another critical conference game when they host Cincinnati (17-6, 8-3) Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Temple has a five-game winning streak and the last loss was an 84-53 defeat at Cincinnati on Jan. 17. In that game, the Owls trailed by just a point at halftime but saw Cincinnati shoot 20 for 26 from the field and 7 of 10 from beyond the arc in the second half.
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February 11, 2015 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
WHEN TEMPLE went to Cincinnati on Jan. 17, it was a one-point game at the break. By the end, it had become a 31-point game. The Bearcats made their first 11 shots after intermission and shot 77 percent in the closing 20 minutes, a half they won, 55-25, in a game they won, 84-53. "It was devastating, to be honest with you," coach Fran Dunphy recalled. "They beat us up pretty good. " The Owls (17-7, 8-3 American Conference) have won five straight since then. Tonight, they host Cincy (17-6, 8-3)
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February 10, 2015 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
VILLANOVA WAS never in the game at Georgetown on Jan. 19. The Hoyas were never in the game at the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday. The Wildcats shot it beautifully from the arc (12-for-24), defended the entire court, especially the arc (the Hoyas shot 30 percent overall, 1-for-17 from three) and won comfortably, 69-53. It was not the perfect game their 30-year ago predecessors played against the Patrick Ewing Hoyas in Rupp Arena on April 1, 1985, but, playing in throwback unis to honor that championship team, these Wildcats (21-2, 8-2 Big East)
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