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First-round loss in A-10s spells end to playoff run

ATLANTIC CITY – The men’s basketball team’s locker room was a solemn scene last Wednesday night. Mark Tyndale, Chris Clark and Semaj Inge sat on scattered benches, heads down and eyes staring blankly at the ground.They sensed their 66-62 loss to Saint Joseph’s in the Atlantic Ten Conference tournament was the season’s end.…

Owls living at-large

Dawn Staley wanted the women’s basketball team to control its postseason destiny. But the Owls left their NCAA Tournament prospects in the hands of the selection committee after losing in the Atlantic Ten Conference Tournament semifinals last Sunday.…

Alum defies expectations in Super Bowl

Raheem Brock and Dan Klecko shared a room while playing football at Temple. Now, both members of the Indianapolis Colts, they share one of sports’ greatest trophies, the Vince Lombardi Trophy.…

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.…

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.…

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.…