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Latest win secures a spring break in Atlantic City

They’re in.The men’s basketball team secured its ticket to Atlantic City for next week’s Atlantic Ten Conference tournament with its victory against Charlotte Saturday. The season’s final two games – against Dayton Wednesday and at Fordham Saturday – will determine the Owls’ final seed.Though the Owls (12-15) have spent the season among the bottom half of the A-10 standings, they have maintained a steady distance from 13th and 14th place – the two positions that miss out on the tournament.…

Operation transformation

Lavoy Allen doesn’t know what it’s like to lose.The physically intimidating center helped build a perennial district and state contender at Pennsbury High in Fairless Hills, Pa. Hoping to do the same at Temple beginning next season, Allen said he hasn’t second-guessed his decision.…

Christmas, Owls continue to struggle

Dionte Christmas stepped to the foul line shortly into the second half of Temple’s game against Saint Joseph’s Thursday. Usually a safe bet from the line, Christmas’ two shots both clanged off the rim.…

Tyndale just misses scoring 40 points in victory

Mark Tyndale’s shooting was about as perfect as one could get Saturday, but there was just something about his free throws that he couldn’t figure out. The junior guard shot 14-of-17 from the field and made each of the five three-pointers he attempted as Temple topped Charlotte, 81-69, at the Liacouras Center.…

Explorers halt Owls’ winning streak at four

Mark Tyndale’s slam dunk with four minutes remaining against La Salle put the men’s basketball team in a solid position to win its fifth straight game Wednesday. But the Owls, who led by one, did not score again until Tyndale notched a fast-break layup with 18 seconds remaining.…

Former assistant hopes to deliver legacy

Traveling door to door with pizza boxes in tow, Dan Leibovitz is attempting to strike a chord with the Hartford student body.He’s also attempting to win some games. In his first year coaching the Hawks, Leibovitz offers students food, T-shirts and hope that a winning tradition is on its way for a mid-major program that has little NCAA Tournament prestige.…

Owls take down A-10-leading UMass

The play of Dionte Christmas sometimes speaks louder than his words. But not louder than those coming from the mouth of Massachusetts guard James Life. “He was just saying, ‘You score a lot of points but you don’t win,'” Christmas said of their first-half verbal exchange.…