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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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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 17, 2015 | BY JEFF NEIBURG, Daily News Staff Writer neiburj@phillynews.com
FRAN DUNPHY paced around the practice floor at Pearson-McGonigle Hall, Temple's practice facility, while most of the rest of the college basketball world was fixated on the televised NCAA Tournament selection show. He didn't care to watch. His team, however, sat inside the film room, watched and awaited its fate. "I was walking around the gym, just hoping that I would hear a roar of sorts or that my phone would blow up," Dunphy said. The roar never came, and the only phone call would come from the National Invitation Tournament - Temple (23-10)
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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.  
SPORTS
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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March 23, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
All season Jaylen Bond has been Temple's defensive leader. Recently, however, the 6-foot-8 junior has had trouble staying on the court because of injury and foul trouble. Bond, who is averaging 7.7 points and an American Athletic Conference-leading 7.9 rebounds a game, suffered a sprained right ankle in the first half and didn't return during the Owls' 80-75 win over Memphis in an AAC quarterfinal on March 13. He played the next day in the Owls' 75-63 loss to Southern Methodist, but he was far from 100 percent.
SPORTS
March 20, 2015 | BY SHAMUS CLANCY, Daily News Staff Writer clancys@phillynews.com
WILL CUMMINGS wasn't letting what could have been his final game as a Temple Owl end in disappointment last night. The senior guard threw North Broad Street on his back in the process, putting up a herculean 30-point, seven-rebound effort in a 73-67 win over Bucknell in the opening round of the NIT. The 30 points were a season high for the Owls and just one point shy of a career best for Cummings. Josh Brown, who dropped 11 points off the bench, and fellow guard Quenton Decosey (13 points)
SPORTS
March 17, 2015 | BY JEFF NEIBURG, Daily News Staff Writer neiburj@phillynews.com
FRAN DUNPHY paced around the practice floor at Pearson-McGonigle Hall, Temple's practice facility, while most of the rest of the college basketball world was fixated on the televised NCAA Tournament selection show. He didn't care to watch. His team, however, sat inside the film room, watched and awaited its fate. "I was walking around the gym, just hoping that I would hear a roar of sorts or that my phone would blow up," Dunphy said. The roar never came, and the only phone call would come from the National Invitation Tournament - Temple (23-10)
SPORTS
March 17, 2015 | By Dick Jerardi, Daily News Columnist
WHEN KENTUCKY beat Kansas, 72-40, on Nov. 18, the whispers began. When the Wildcats had UCLA down 41-7 at the half on Dec. 20, the talk became louder. By the time they hit 20-0, the countdown began. Could a group of "veterans" who played for the 2014 national championship combine with another great recruiting class and win them all, go 40-0, become the first unbeaten national champions since 1976? After blasting Arkansas, 78-63, yesterday to win the SEC championship, that whisper has become a shout, 34-0, just six more wins from perfection.
SPORTS
March 16, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
HARTFORD, Conn. - Now comes the hard part for Temple. The wait until the NCAA tournament selection show Sunday evening is assured to be tense after a 69-56 loss to top-seeded Southern Methodist in the American Athletic Conference semifinals Saturday at the XL Center. The fourth-seeded Owls (23-10) must sweat it out to see whether they will earn the seventh NCAA bid in coach Fran Dunphy's nine seasons. "There is great angst, great angst," Dunphy said. He said he hadn't thought much about it because he was preparing for each game, but now it is all that will be on his mind until the selection show.
SPORTS
March 16, 2015 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
HARTFORD, Conn. - Weird how the basketball bounces some times. A loss to a 9-22 Temple team had to be a major factor in keeping Southern Methodist out of last season's NCAA tournament. This time around, the Owls racked up 23 wins, yet SMU proved to be a hurdle too high. Way too high on Saturday afternoon. In the season's third meeting with SMU, in the American Athletic Conference semifinals at the XL Center, Temple basically had a shooter's chance. So much for that. "If you limit them to one outside shot, you've got a chance," Larry Brown said after SMU, already an NCAA lock, had moved on, 69-56.
SPORTS
March 15, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
HARTFORD, Conn - In these times when there is no margin for error for the growing list of bubble teams, Temple basketball coach Fran Dunphy drew heavily on his depth to keep his team's NCAA hopes alive. The Owls bench outscored Memphis' reserves, 20-5, during a pulsating 80-75 win over the Tigers in an American Athletic Conference quarterfinal Friday at the XL Center. Normally a win like this for the 23-9 Owls would stamp their NCAA ticket, and it eventually could. But many other teams are also in close position, so it's difficult to tell at this point.
SPORTS
March 14, 2015 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
About 10 minutes into Temple's opener this season against American, it was obvious: This was a different team. The Owls were a basketball team again. There was nothing pretty about that opener. New forward Jaylen Bond sat out with a sprained ankle, a couple of more transfers were six weeks from being eligible, and the Owls made just 11 of 48 shots for a season-low shooting percentage. Still, you saw a distinct difference from the last couple of seasons. By now, the statistical difference is startling.
SPORTS
March 11, 2015 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
TEMPLE WAS sleepwalking through the first half of a late-season contest against lowly Houston in a game the Owls had to win. The Cougars came into the Liacouras Center with a 1-13 league record and a 9-17 mark overall, but they were the hungrier team and took a five-point lead into halftime. Coach Fran Dunphy didn't seem overly concerned. He told the Owls to just stay the course. Dunph can get on his players with the best of them, but coaches can't scream and yell all the time. It will diminish the message and burn the players out. So point guard Will Cummings brought the heat.
SPORTS
March 10, 2015 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
STEVE LAPPAS, the former Villanova coach and current TV announcer, said yesterday that there is no worse feeling at this time of year than to be on the NCAA bubble. Temple, which sits squarely on that mythical bubble, would tend to disagree. After going 9-22 last year, the Owls are in a much better place, despite the uncertainty. The Owls are at least on the selection committee's radar after Saturday's win over Connecticut upped their record to 22-9. Temple is the fourth seed in the American Athletic Conference Tournament in Hartford and will play No. 5 Memphis on Friday (2 p.m., ESPN2)
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