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For Owls, it’s on to the semifinals

CINCINNATI – All five of Temple’s starters sat shoulder-to-shoulder on the bench, joking, laughing and cheering on their teammates in garbage time. The starters had ample opportunities to joke, laugh and cheer because there was plenty of garbage time.…

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.…

Owls fall in A-10 semifinals

CINCINNATI – A new Atlantic Ten Conference championship banner will not be hung from the rafters of the Liacouras Center next fall. The second-seeded Owls’ hopes of winning their fourth consecutive A-10 championship died as senior Kamesha Hairston’s last-second jump shot bounced off the rim.…

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.…

Flyers spoil senior night

Senior night was full of surprises. First, former coach John Chaney joined current coach Fran Dunphy at center court in a pregame celebration honoring seniors Dion Dacons and Dustin Salisbery. Then, Dayton – owners of just one road win all season – spoiled the night by topping the Owls, 73-65, at the Liacouras Center Wednesday.…

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.…