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Archive: February, 2011

Temple drops out, Nova falls to 19th

Monday, February 28, 2011, 2:32 PM
Wednesday’s loss to then No. 1 Duke knocked Temple out of the Associated Press men’s college basketball poll that was released Monday. The Owls (22-6) were ranked 24th. Duke, which lost to Virginia Tech Saturday, dropped to No. 4. The Blue Devils are tied with Pittsburgh at that spot... Read more

Allen is A-10 and Big Five player of week

Monday, February 28, 2011, 2:06 PM
Temple’s Lavoy Allen was named the Atlantic Ten Conference and the Big Five men’s basketball player of the week on Monday. The 6-foot-9 power forward averaged 18 points, 14.5 rebounds, 2.5 blocked shots and 2.5 assists in last week’s games against Duke and George Washington. The... Read more

Close-knit Owls surviving without duo

Sunday, February 27, 2011, 11:41 AM
Give Temple credit. Even after Wednesday’s lopsided loss to Duke, none of the Owls used playing minus two injured starters as an excuse. Without 6-foot-11 center Micheal Eric (season-ending fracture to right kneecap) and 6-6 swingman Scootie Randall (right foot injury), 24th-ranked Temple (22-6)... Read more

Randall a no go at GW

Saturday, February 26, 2011, 1:45 PM
Temple swingman Scootie Randall will not play in today's Atlantic Ten Conference game at George Washington. The junior swingman will miss his third consecutive game after injurying his right foot against Richmond on Feb. 17. The Communications Tech product is the team's second leading scorer, averaging... Read more

Allen equals terrific vs. GW

Saturday, February 26, 2011, 10:49 PM
WASHINGTON – Subpar play earlier this season probably cost Lavoy Allen the Big Five player-of-the-year honor. But you would be hard-pressed to find anyone in Philly playing better than the Temple power forward at this point of the season. Allen recorded his eighth double-double of the season... Read more

Temple hoops with Keith Pompey, Feb. 25

Friday, February 25, 2011, 2:05 PM
Join the Inquirer's Keith Pompey as he takes your questions on Temple basketball in Friday's chat, scheduled to start at 2 p.m. On a mobile phone? Click HERE to join the chat! Read more

Allen looked NBA ready at Duke

Thursday, February 24, 2011, 5:39 PM
We spend a good deal of time going back and forth over a player’s ability to make it in the NBA. For a long time, I didn’t think Lavoy Allen had what it took. Even on nights when he racked up double-doubles, I would tell myself the Owls power forward did it against inferior competition... Read more

Judgement game for Owls' big three

Tuesday, February 22, 2011, 9:40 PM
By now, we’re all aware that no one is giving Temple a chance to beat Duke Wednesday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Some people are even predicting a bloodbath or worse. The reality is that No. 1 Duke is around 18 points better than the undermanned 24th-ranked Temple (21-5) at home. With... Read more

Allen sets rebounding mark as Temple defeats St. Joseph's, 66-52

Monday, February 21, 2011, 8:00 PM
The game's final outcome was a footnote. All the intrigue surrounded whether this would be the day that Lavoy Allen became Temple's career rebounding leader. As expected, the 23d-ranked Owls destroyed the struggling St. Joseph's Hawks, 66-52, in Sunday's Atlantic Ten and Big Five matchup at the Liacouras... Read more
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John Mitchell is in his second year covering Temple after two seasons covering the 76ers for the Inquirer, after joining the paper in November 2011. He covered the Washington Wizards for the Washington Times from 1998 to 2008. He's also worked at the Philadelphia Tribune, the Wilmington News Journal, Courier-Post, Trenton Times and Elmira Star-Gazette. He graduated from Overbrook High School and Howard University in Washington, D.C. Follow him on Twitter @jmitchinquirer or reach him at jmitchell@philly.com.

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