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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.…

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.…

Not quite perfect

WASHINGTON, D.C. – No team wants to go into the postseason with a loss. But when two conference rivals, who are both undefeated in league play, meet on the final day of the regular season, somebody has to go home unhappy.…

Philly’s Finest

Senior Kamesha Hairston refused to let another team take away Temple’s Big 5 title Monday night. Led by Hairston, the Owls defeated La Salle, 68-55, to capture their third consecutive Big 5 title at the Liacouras Center.…

Striving for perfection

The women’s basketball team has a clear view of the path to the Atlantic Ten Conference tournament, with a little more than two weeks remaining in the regular season. The owners of a spotless 8-0 record in A-10 play, the Owls still have a few obstacles to overcome before they arrive in Cincinnati, the site of next month’s conference tournament.…

Comfort, Owls take Spiders to school

The Liacouras Center turned into a classroom Friday afternoon. Hundreds of students from more than 20 local schools watched the women’s basketball team beat Richmond, 64-52, to remain a perfect 9-0 in Atlantic Ten Conference play.…

Owls survive close call at McGonigle

It doesn’t matter what arena the women’s basketball team plays its home games at, as long as it’s somewhere on North Broad Street. With Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance occupying the Liacouras Center Friday night, the Owls took their act next door to McGonigle Hall, where they barely boogied past Xavier, 59-58, to remain a perfect 7-0 in Atlantic Ten Conference play.…