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Men’s basketball team stops Goldwire, beats Charlotte

Normally, when a team holds the conference’s fifth leading scorer to a paltry three points, the coach is going to be pleased. Well, not every coach is Fran Dunphy. Thanks in large put to a stalwart defensive effort on Charlotte senior guard Leemire Goldwire, the Owls eased past the 49ers, 75-61, at the Liacorous Center Wednesday.…

Running the table may be only hope for men

With less than a month until Selection Sunday, the talk of “who’s in” and “who’s out” of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament is heating up. Since tediously going over ESPN.com’s Bubble Watch and Bracketology pages to see where the Owls (13-11, 6-4 Atlantic Ten Conference) stand can give you a headache, let’s calmly and carefully answer a few key questions about Temple’s chances of dancing this March.…

Schools out for women’s basketball

The cheesy Alice Cooper reference aside, Wednesday marked Dawn Staley’s sixth annual School Day. With over 3,000 kids in attendance from schools across the Philadelphia area, the crowd and atmosphere showed a marked improved from the norm – no matter how screechingly high-pitched the noise got.…

Big men help lead men’s basketball team to victory

The big men came to play. And so did the little guy. With a career-high 19 points from freshman forward Lavoy Allen, 10 points from junior center Sergio Olmos and a career-high 17 points from senior guard Chris Clark, the men’s basketball team defeated George Washington, 93-80, at the Liacouras Center Sunday afternoon.…

Men’s basketball team can’t let Hawks loss linger

The men’s basketball team’s loss to Saint Joseph’s Saturday was nothing short of a heartbreaker.Pat Calathes’ three-pointer with five seconds remaining was, no doubt, a blow to the gut of a Temple team that appeared it might finally overcome its struggles against the Hawks.But in those quick, final five seconds the Owls showed off a poise they haven’t had in recent years.…

Women’s midseason basketball report

Women’s Basketball 9-10 overall 2-1 in the A-10 Conference Best Win This is easy enough: Saturday’s exciting 68-66 victory over No. 20 George Washington. The Owls not only played their most complete game of the season, but they also beat the best team in the conference and one of the best teams in the country.…

Inge plays well in Guzman’s absence

While a crushing loss to a hated rival will certainly sting, the men’s basketball team doesn’t have to look too hard to find something to feel positive about. With 14 points in the contest, 12 of which came in the first half, junior guard Semaj Inge played his best game of the season and perhaps earned himself some more playing time.…