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Blue Devils too much for Comfort, Owls

The women’s basketball team threatened to upset No. 8 Duke at the Paradise Jam Tournament on Friday, but was outplayed in the game’s final stretch, losing 64-53. The Owls (1-3) had the Blue Devils (5-0) between their crosshairs, down 56-53 with 2 1/2 minutes to play, but Duke proved too much.…

Morris, Owls almost upset No. 8 Georgia

So close. Despite holding a lead with under five minutes to go, the women’s basketball team fell to No. 8 Georgia, 57-51, Friday in Athens, Ga. The Owls evened their record at 1-1, falling to a team that advanced to the Sweet 16 last season and returned its top two scorers.…

George Washington among A-10 hopefuls

Two of the women’s basketball team’s biggest challenges in the Atlantic Ten Conference dealt the Owls’ two of their most devastating losses last season. After finishing among the top four in the A-10 last season, George Washington, Temple, Xavier and Charlotte again look to be the favorites to fight for the conference title.…

Arena turns 10 years old

Year after year, John Chaney listened to the same question about his ambitious non-conference schedule. “Why don’t you play these games in our place?” Chaney recalled being asked repeatedly. For the men’s basketball team, “our place” was McGonigle Hall, a cramped gym that seated 3,900.The high-profile teams Chaney scheduled refused to play there.…

Staley welcoming underdog role

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Now beginning its third week of practice, the women’s basketball team is slowly but surely preparing for the upcoming season. For the players, that means it’s time for the fun stuff: drills, drills, more drills, countless trips to the weight room, some more drills and, finally, more drills.…