The Undefeated Owls

With their win over Villanova at The Pavilion Wednesday, the Temple Owls are off to their ninth 6-0 start of the Big 5 era.

They take that 6-0 mark into Saturday's matchup with No. 2 Duke (8-0) in East Rutherford, N.J.

Temple has beaten a top 10 team in each of the last four seasons.

Here are the Owls' best starts since 1955-56:

 W-L  Season  Final  First Loss 
 Opponent  Score  Postseason
 14-0 
 1987-88 
 32-2 
 Jan. 24
 at UNLV
 58-59 
 Lost in Regional Final 
 13-0  1955-56  27-4  Feb. 1
 at Muhlenberg 
 66-67  Lost in Semifinals
 11-0  1978-79  25-4  Jan. 10
 Penn  74-79  Lost in 1st Rd.
 10-0  1965-66  21-7  Dec. 30
 Saint Joseph's
 65-97  NIT: Lost in 2nd Rd.
   8-0
 1966-67  20-8  Dec. 29
 Montana St.
 60-61  Lost in 1st Rd.
   8-0
 1977-78  24-5  Dec. 29
 Virginia  55-66  NIT: Lost in 1st Rd.
   7-0
 1981-82  19-8  Dec. 23
 at St. John's
 61-68  NIT: Lost in 1st Rd.
   6-0
 1983-84  26-5  Dec. 29
 Providence  59-65  Lost in 2nd Rd.

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