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Sixth eye keeps Christmas down and out and Denver

DENVER – The topic of Colorado’s much-publicized thin-air came up two days in a row at Temple’s NCAA Tournament press conferences. Like his teammates, seniors Mark Tyndale and Chris Clark, junior Dionte Christmas, the Owls leading scorer, said he didn’t feel affected by the Mile-High State’s altitude.…

A third punch

DENVER – Seated between the vaunted “one-two punch” of Mark Tyndale and Dionte Christmas, senior reserve and team co-captain Chris Clark received most of the spotlight at Temple’s pre-NCAA Tournament press conference Wednesday.…

Battle of wills

DENVER – Whereas the 13 players on the Temple men’s basketball team’s roster have never experienced the highest level of postseason college basketball, second-year coach Fran Dunphy has been there several times before.…

Headed to Denver

They’ll be a long way from North Broad Street, but, in four days, the Temple men’s basketball team will feel at home again. The Atlantic Ten Conference Champion Owls — who made 17 consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances between 1984 and 2001 — earned a No.…

Champions

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – After Mark Tyndale hauled in Tasheed Carr’s desperation three-point attempt with less than 30 seconds left, Chris Clark walked to midcourt, arm up, index finger raised. The 5-foot-8 Temple senior took another few steps and then raised both his arms above his head, fists clenched.…

Round three

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – When a team is able to hold its opponent’s best scorer to only six points, chances are they might have a good shot at winning the game.…

Clark to the rescue

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Chris Clark dressed down La Salle with a career-high 22-point performance in the Owls’ win against the Explorers Saturday. The 5-foot-8 reserve didn’t score as much in the rematch Thursday night.…