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Archive: March, 2011

Amile Jefferson takes unofficial visit to Temple

Wednesday, March 30, 2011, 9:08 PM
Amile Jefferson, a junior basketball player at Friends’ Central School, took an unofficial visit to Temple on Wednesday. The 6-foot-8 power forward is regarded by ESPN as the nation’s ninth-best college basketball prospect in the Class of 2012. “It was good. It was good,” Jefferson... Read more

Ailing grandmother attends UConn's shootaround

Tuesday, March 29, 2011, 4:30 PM
Joan Lewis always talks about having lived a full and rich life. Well, on Tuesday, it got a little richer, as the grandmother from Virginia, who has Stage 4 pancreatic cancer, fulfilled another dream before she dies. Two days after seeing the Connecticut women’s team compete in the NCAA tournament... Read more

Owls expected to offer Worthem

Saturday, March 26, 2011, 11:47 AM
Temple is expected to formerly offer Math, Civics & Sciences swingman Jeremiah Worthem a scholarship, according to sources close to the situations. The 6-foot-6 sophomore has offers from Rice, St. Joseph’s, Drexel and La Salle. He’s also receiving some interest from Pittsburgh and... Read more

Fernandez focuses on Aztecs, not shot

Saturday, March 19, 2011, 12:26 PM
TUCSON, Ariz. – Yes, this was Juan Fernandez’s biggest shot at Temple. The junior guard even admits that he enjoyed watching highlights of his game-winner on ESPN. “But, you know, that shot was big [Thursday],” Fernandez said of his basket with 0.4 seconds left that gave Temple... Read more

Randall expected to play

Wednesday, March 16, 2011, 9:17 PM
Temple swingman Scootie Randall is expected to see action when No. 7 seed Temple faces No. 10 seed Penn State in Thursday’s NCAA tournament second-round matchup at the McKale Center. The 6-foot-6 junior will come off the bench after missing the past seven games with a hairline fracture in his... Read more

Is all well in State College with PSU’s bid?

Monday, March 14, 2011, 11:44 PM
One would assume that every student at Penn State is excited about the Nittany Lions reaching the NCAA tournament. After all, 10th-seeded Penn State (19-14) will make its first tourney appearance since 2001 when it faces No. 7 seed Temple (25-7) in a West Region second-round game Thursday in Tucson... Read more

Lunardi: Temple a seven seed

Sunday, March 13, 2011, 9:49 AM
Joe Lunardi, a college basketball analyst for ESPN, predicts that Temple will receive the No. 7 seed in the East when the NCAA tournament pairings are announced Sunday evening. Lunardi, known as Joey Brackets, has the Owls (25-7) facing his predicted 10th-seed Florida State (21-10) in their opening-round... Read more

Undermanned Owls peaking at right time

Saturday, March 12, 2011, 8:25 AM
ATLANTIC CITY – Temple is held to a higher standard than it was several seasons ago. The 24th-ranked Owls (25-6) no longer get praised for blowing out teams everyone expected them to beat. And whenever they beat teams with losing records, we highlight the fact that they did just that: beat a... Read more

Richmond beats Temple

Saturday, March 12, 2011, 5:36 PM
ATLANTIC CITY -- Temple’s quest for a fourth consecutive Atlantic Ten Tournament title was denied. The Richmond Spiders defeated the Owls, 58-54, in an A-10 semifinal here Saturday at Boardwalk Hall. The Spiders (26-7) advances to Sunday’s final against Dayton, who defeated St. Joseph’s... Read more

A-10 honors Allen, Randall, Wyatt

Monday, March 7, 2011, 12:42 PM
The stellar play by Temple’s Lavoy Allen, Scootie Randall and Khalif Wyatt was recognized by Atlantic Ten Conference coaches. On Monday, Allen was named a first-team all-conference selection for the second consecutive season. The senior power forward was also named to the league’s all-defensive... 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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