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Analyzing the Temple Owls’ 2013 Recruiting Class

If I told you Fran Dunphy was going to have a lot of talent to work with, I’d be lying to you. If I told you the biggest story of Temple’s recruiting wasn’t 5-star recruit Rysheed Jordan, a 6’4″ point guard from Vaux (Philadelpiha), committing to St. John’s over Temple, I’d be lying to you. […]

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Big 5 Awards for the 2012-2013 Season

The Big 5 managed to get Villanova, Temple, and La Salle into the NCAA Tournament this season. These 3 teams combined for 4 wins, 3 coming from La Salle. After a super successful year of basketball in Philadelphia, it is time to give out awards. Player of the Year: Khalif Wyatt, SG (Temple) Any old […]

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March Madness Bracket Analysis: Temple-NC State Preview

Temple fans this season have all come to the same realization: Khalif Wyatt needs to carry this team. The A-10 player of the year has averaged just under 20 ppg (19.8). Wyatt has scored over 30 points five times this season, and a sixth time is a high possibility against the Wolfpack. In NC State’s […]

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March Madness Bracket Analysis: Villanova-North Carolina Preview

As the 2013 NCAA Tournament approaches, the 9th-seeded Villanova Wildcats (20-13) prepare for their first game against the red-hot, 8th-seeded North Carolina Tar Heels (24-10). The Tar Heels are coming off a 10-point defeat in the championship game of the ACC Tournament to the Miami Hurricanes. Although Jay Wright and the Wildcats were not expecting […]

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A Tribute to Khalif Wyatt: Atlantic 10 Player of the Year

Temple’s senior guard Khalif Wyatt was named the Atlantic 10 player of the year. This comes after after yet another stellar season on the offensive end for the Temple Owls. Wyatt lead the Owls with 19.9 ppg and 4.1 apg this season. The Owls finished the regular season with a record of 23-8 (11-5 A10). […]

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The Palestra: Home of Philly Basketball

The Palestra, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is my favorite places to watch college basketball games. As a diehard Big 5 basketball fan, the Palestra is held near and dear to my heart. Originally the home to all Big 5 games, the Palestra is the home arena of the Penn Quakers and a good amount of Big […]

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Hawks Fall to Dayton, Tournament Hopes Dashed: Recap and Analysis

In Dayton, Ohio on Wednesday night the St. Joseph’s Hawks (13-8, 4-4 A10) took on the Dayton Flyers (13-9,3-5 A10). The Hawks have always struggled to win games at Dayton, and last night was no exception. St. Joes fell just short of getting its first win against Dayton at Dayton since 2001, they fell 60-54. […]

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Carl Jones Named Big 5 Player of the Week

St. Joseph’s Hawks (13-7, 4-3 A-10) senior guard, Carl Jones, has been putting on a show this past week in tough games. Jones has slowly returned to his true form after being hampered by a suspension and an injury throughout the year. The Hawks have played well without him, but his presence as a leader […]

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Ramon Galloway, La Salle Explorers Stun No. 19 VCU

Ramon Galloway had 31 points as the La Salle Explorers defeated the 19th-ranked Virginia Commonwealth Rams 69-61 late Saturday night. Galloway’s 31 marked a new career high as the senior guard lead the Explorers (14-5, 4-2 A-10) past the Rams for their second straight victory against a top 25 opponent. This dominant performance comes only […]

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Hawks Suffer Tough Loss to No. 14 Butler: Recap and Analysis

In a sold out crowd at Hagan Arena a classic A-10 conference matchup was played between the (8-5) St. Josephs Hawks and the (13-2) Butler Bulldogs. The crowd was pumped and ready to see the Hawks live up to their preseason potential and upset a talented Butler team. This was not the case as the […]

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Temple Unable to Complete Comeback Against No. 6 Kansas: Recap and Analysis

The Tempele Owls (10-3) have had a great season thus far and looked to build on it with a win against the No. 6 Kansas Jayhawks (12-1). Even with senior guard Khalif Wyatt (26 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals) leading the charge they were still unable to come out with a victory, falling 69-62. This […]

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Penn Quakers Basketball: Five Players Suspended for Failed Drug Tests

Five Penn Quakers’ basketball players, Miles Cartwright, Henry Brooks, Darien Nelson-Henry, Steve Rennard, and Tony Hicks, were suspended for one game as the Quakers played Delaware on December 21 for violating team rules. Quakers coach Jerome Allen would not elaborate past that in the post-game press conference. However, a source told the Daily Pennsylvanian, Penn’s […]

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