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Owls fall just short of posting 100 points

Playing in front of one of Temple’s finest teams, the men’s basketball team had the chance to accomplish a feat no Temple team had achieved in nearly 19 years. The Owls had 92 points on the scoreboard with 6:06 remaining, but they fell four points shy of becoming the first Temple team to score 100 points in a game since Feb.…

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.…

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.…

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.…

Maddox, Eaddy comprise skilled but unseasoned duo

As the leader of a River Hill High’s undefeated basketball team that won the Maryland 3A title in 2006, LaKeisha Eaddy received offers to play for several schools. When making her decision, the 5-6 point guard from Columbia, Md., said it was important that she go where she could best connect with the players and the coaches.…

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.…