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Season-best from Christmas not enough

SUNRISE, Fla. – Halftime breaks can provide much needed relief to a team struggling to find its shot, fix its defense or simply regain momentum. But the break can also come at an inopportune time, as it did for Temple Saturday, cutting short a critical run.…

Tyndale’s three defeats Eastern Michigan

Everyone in the arena felt it coming. When Mark Tyndale received the ball at midcourt with 13.2 seconds left in a 55-55 tie game against Eastern Michigan Saturday afternoon, everyone in the Liacoruas Center thought the senior guard was about to stampede his way to the basket.…

Maryland too much for Comfort, Owls

Another ranked opponent, another missed opportunity for the women’s basketball team. On the road against third-ranked Maryland, the Owls (4-6) fell to the Terrapins, 64-46, Sunday afternoon. This was the fourth Top 10 team the Owls have played, with the Owls dropping all four.…

Loss to Villanova marks the start of tough stretch

It isn’t often that 93 points aren’t enough to win a college basketball game. But that’s just what happened to Temple Sunday night against Villanova. The Owls engaged in a high-scoring duel with its visiting Big 5 rival, but didn’t have enough firepower to outlast No.…

Morris nets career-high, but Owls can’t top Wolfpack

It was one of those gritty, hard-nosed performances that you see out of a Hollywood movie, but this time there was no happy ending for the women’s basketball team. Senior guard Ashley Morris netted a career-high 28 points, but Temple fell to North Carolina State, 57-52, at the Liacouras Center Saturday.…

Clark’s shot seals victory

Junior guard Dionte Christmas held his head down and tugged on his shorts with eight seconds left in the men’s basketball team’s home opener against Ohio Thursday. He had just fouled the Bobcats’ Bubba Walther on a three-point try, giving Walther the opportunity to give the Bobcats the lead if he made all three free throws.…

A tale of two halves

Halftime speeches are underrated. The women’s basketball team played a sloppy first half against Ball State Wednesday, and held a slim lead over the Cardinals at the break. In the locker room, coach Dawn Staley tried to get her team focused.…

After six games, Owls still searching for rhythm

The men’s basketball team appeared to be headed down a dark path two weeks ago. After blowing double-digit leads in back-to-back losses to Providence and the College of Charleston at the Puerto Rico Tip Off Classic, Temple strung together two consecutive victories against Marist and Bowling Green to crawl within a game .500.…

Cowden recognizable despite missing uniform

If the volleyball team didn’t have so many freshmen, middle blocker Jacqueline Cowden would have to suspect her teammates of playing rookie jokes on her. Before the Atlantic Ten tournament, the business major was sick, and coach Bob Bertucci had her nap instead of practicing.…