November 5, 2012
Last season's champion: Temple (13-3, 24-8 overall). Last season's tournament champion: St. Bonaventure (defeated Xavier, 67-56, in the final). Top returning players: Khalif Wyatt (Temple, 6-foot-4 senior guard, 17.1 ppg.); Kevin Dillard (Dayton, 6-0 senior guard, 13.3 ppg., 6.0 apg.); Chaz Williams (Massachusetts, 5-9 junior guard, 16.9 ppg.); C.J. Aiken (St. Joseph's, 6-9 junior forward-center, 10.9 ppg., 3.5 bpg.); Kwamain Mitchell (St. Louis, 5-10 senior guard, 12.4 ppg.)
March 14, 2013 |
THE NAMES READ like a history of the John Chaney era of Temple basketball: Terence Stansbury, Granger Hall, Nate Blackwell, Tim Perry, Mark Macon, Aaron McKie, Eddie Jones, Marc Jackson and Pepe Sanchez. Now, you can add Khalif Wyatt to that prestigious list. On Tuesday, the senior guard from Norristown High was voted, not shockingly, the Atlantic 10 Player of the Year. He's the 10th Owl to be so honored, and the first in 13 years. "Man, I really don't know what to say," said Wyatt, who led the conference in scoring at nearly 20 points a game.
November 21, 2012 |
GRINNELL COLLEGE didn't really need anyone else on the floor. Guard Jack Taylor scored an NCAA-record 138 points Tuesday night as the Division III Pioneers downed visiting Faith Baptist College, 179-104. Taylor took an astounding 108 shots from the field in setting the record for Grinnell (3-0). He finished 52-for-108 from the field, including 27-for-71 from three-point line, and added seven free throws. All of this came in just a mere 35 minutes. "It felt like anything I tossed up was going in," said Taylor, a 5-10 sophomore from Black River Falls, Wis. He was not perfect, though, as he had six turnovers.
January 10, 2013 |
St. Joseph's opportunity to add a signature victory came down to two open three-point shots by Langston Galloway, the team's best scorer. The Hawks trailed No. 14 Butler by four points in the final minute Wednesday night, and Galloway could not connect on the shots that coach Phil Martelli and his teammates want him to take. Both misses spoiled the likelihood of a comeback and helped cement Butler's 72-66 win at Hagan Arena. "That's the shot I want, and everybody on the team would want me to have that shot," said Galloway, who finished with 11 points.
March 16, 2013 |
NEW YORK - La Salle point guard Tyreek Duren, who played so hard and so well during Friday's 69-58 loss to Butler in Friday's Atlantic Ten quarterfinal at the Barclays Center, could only offer encouragement to teammate Ramon Galloway and hoped it helped. Galloway, a first-team all-A-10 guard, had his poorest effort of an exemplary season, scoring just four points and shooting 1 for 10 from the field and 0 for 7 from beyond the arc as the fourth-seeded Explorers were eliminated by the fifth-seeded Bulldogs.
March 16, 2013 |
NEW YORK - The margin was six points. La Salle's only true senior, Ramon Galloway, stepped to the free-throw line for a one-and-one. Make them both and Butler's lead, once as high as 12, would be down to four with 4 minutes, 25 seconds to play. Galloway, stuck in a waking nightmare of a game, clanged the first attempt. Butler grabbed the long rebound and stormed down the floor. Rotnei Clarke, the Bulldogs' senior point guard, hoisted up a long three-pointer. Good. Butler 67, La Salle 58. The Explorers never scored again.
January 11, 2013 |
THE NATION remembers Butler playing four dome games in 2010 and 2011. Inside the Horizon League, the Bulldogs played in many gyms. So, coming to Saint Joseph's to play their first Atlantic 10 game was very familiar territory. The reality is that it might not matter where Butler plays or who it plays. Brad Stevens' team just plays the game with passion and intelligence for however long it takes. The Hawks did a lot of things right Wednesday night at a jammed and quite loud Hagan Arena.
March 11, 2013 |
Tony DiLeo's job as the general manager of the 76ers doesn't provide much free time. His oldest son, T.J., is busy in his own right, playing Division I basketball at Temple while pursuing a master's degree in marketing. But the DiLeos still find plenty of time to talk hoops. "We're a basketball family," Tony says. Despite a schedule littered with practices, games and travel, Tony makes it to as many Temple games as possible. Fifteen or 20 minutes after the final buzzer, he will meet his son on the side of the court and offer pointers.