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Defense leads St. Joe’s to win

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Exactly one week ago, the Saint Joseph’s Hawks shut down then-No. 8-ranked Xavier in the final game played at Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse before that decades-old arena is closed for renovations next season.…

Christmas runs through March

Dionte Christmas had an unceremonious end to an otherwise spectacular sophomore season. After leading the Atlantic Ten Conference in scoring last season at 20 points per game, Christmas was held to just seven points in the Owls loss to Saint Joseph’s in the first round of the A-10 Tournament last March.…

A second dance

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Four days after losing to Temple in their season finale, the La Salle Explorers booked themselves a return engagement with the Owls after defeating Duquesne, 82-79, in the first round of the Atlantic Ten Conference Tournament Wednesday night.…

A significant leap

In a season where the competition level in the Atlantic Ten Conference increased seemingly overnight, no one could’ve expected Temple to finish as the second-best team in the 14-team league. Especially not after a 12-18 overall and 6-8 conference campaign last year.…

Juniors shine on Senior Night

Juniors Dionte Christmas and Sergio Olmos won’t feel the full impact of what Mark Tyndale, Chris Clark and Orlando Miller felt Wednesday night until next March. While that trio of seniors had to cope with the emotions of participating in their final game at the Liacouras Center, Christmas and Olmos, both distraction-free, set career-highs as Temple defeated visiting Duquesne, 90-85, on Senior Night.…

By the bucket

It didn’t appear that Temple was going to be in for a close game when it trailed Saint Joseph’s by 14 points with about 15 minutes remaining Sunday night. But once the Owls rallied within a point of the lead behind a 20-6 run over the next 10 minutes, it must’ve felt like Déjà vu all over again, as Hall of Fame New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra once allegedly said.…