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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.…

Sumpter, turnovers plague Owls in Big 5 opener

Villanova’s Curtis Sumpter walked to the bench for the final time Saturday night as the Wildcats faithful showered his exit with a satisfying cheer. Sumpter had been on-and-off the bench all night battling foul trouble, but when the forward took a seat this time, it was because his work was complete.…

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.…

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: 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.…

Salisbery embraces leadership position

The Dustin Salisbery who committed to Temple in 2003 is not the Dustin Salisbery who will leave here this spring. A bit rough around the edges, Salisbery struggled to fall in line with former coach John Chaney’s system.…