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Owls best Brown to push win-streak to six

The streak continues. The women’s basketball team won its sixth consecutive game Friday with a 71-37 victory over Brown at the Liacouras Center. Senior Kamesha Hairston led the Owls with 20 points and nine rebounds in only 24 minutes.…

Back to where it all began for Dawn Staley

It’s hard to ignore the three Kodak All-American awards and two National Player of the Year honors that women’s basketball coach Dawn Staley accumulated during her four years at Virginia. It’s also hard to ignore the fact that she led the Cavaliers to three consecutive NCAA Final Four appearances from 1990 to 1992.…

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: Women’s Basketball

1. Without Candice Dupree, can the Owls survive in the A-10? YES – Her replacement, Lady Comfort, has worked tirelessly in the offseason to ensure a smooth transition. She has waited in Dupree’s shadow for two seasons and is ready to improve on her 7.4 points-per-game average from a year ago.…

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.…