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Men’s hoops notes: Tyndale to return in a week

ATLANTIC CITY — Fran Dunphy couldn’t have asked for much more from his guards Saturday. The men’s basketball team may have suffered a setback at Boardwalk Hall, but the Owls showed in an 80-71 loss to Cincinnati why their backcourt will be as good as anybody’s the next time they suit up there.…

Two down, still winless

As new coach Fran Dunphy walked onto the Liacouras Center hardwood prior to the basketball team’s home opener, the student section began chanting his name. He received a few more cheers when he was announced to the crowd following the naming of the starting lineups.…

Olmos’ double-double propels Owls to victory

A cast of inexperienced players has led the men’s basketball team throughout its first four games of the season. On Saturday, Sergio Olmos took his turn. The sophomore center established career highs in points and rebounds with 11 of each as the Owls easily downed Long Beach State, 74-49, at the Liacouras Center.…

Three sign Letters of Intent to play here

The Fran Dunphy era, which begins its inaugural season Tuesday night, has taken its first steps toward building for the future. Last week three high school players signed National Letters of Intent to play for Dunphy beginning with the 2007-08 season.…

A Tale of Two Programs

The banners hanging from the rafters in the Liacouras Center tell Temple basketball’s history. Beginning in the arena’s southwest corner, the banners highlight the best seasons for the men’s basketball team, many of them achieved under former coach John Chaney.…

Five Pressing Questions: Men’s Basketball

1. Will the Owls recover from losing Mark Tyndale for the first semester and Wayne Marshall for the season? YES – They have enough backcourt talent to replace Tyndale until his return, and Sergio Olmos and Anthony Ivory could provide some inside support with Marshall out for the year.…

Salisbery embraces leadership position

The Dustin Salisbery who committed to Temple in 2003 is not the Dustin Salisbery who will leave here this spring. A bit rough around the edges, Salisbery struggled to fall in line with former coach John Chaney’s system.…

Xavier garners hype from coaches, media

The Atlantic Ten Conference is bringing its championship tournament closer to the Atlantic Ocean, and the move could have an impact on which team will win this year’s title. Xavier’s A-10 championship last season was its third in five years, with each title run coming in the state of Ohio.…