Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Lunardi: Owls, Explorers still dancing

Temple would be a 12 seed in the South region if the NCAA tournament field was picked today, according to ESPN college basketball analyst Joe Lunardi.

Lunardi: Owls, Explorers still dancing

0 comments
Temple guard Khalif Wyatt (1) works to get past La Salle guard Sam Mills (10) during a game in February 2012. (Alex Brandon/AP)
Temple guard Khalif Wyatt (1) works to get past La Salle guard Sam Mills (10) during a game in February 2012. (Alex Brandon/AP)

Temple would be a 12 seed in the South region if the NCAA tournament field was picked today, according to ESPN college basketball analyst Joe Lunardi.

Lunardi, known as Joey Brackets, has the Owls facing the region’s other No. 12 seed in a first-round matchup in Dayton. The winner would face No. 5 Marquette in second-round matchup in San Jose, Calif.

The St. Joseph’s graduate, who does Hawks radio broadcasts, has two Big Five teams and a total of five Atlantic Ten teams playing in the NCAA tournament. 

He lists La Salle as the No. 11 seed in the South, where it would play No. 6 seed Georgetown in a second-round matchup in Auburn Hills, Mich.  Butler is projected as  Midwest region’s No. 4 seed. Virginia Commonwealth is No. 8 seed in the East, while St. Louis is 12th in the West.

More coverage
 
Latest college sports videos
 
Buy college apparel and college gear
Which team has the best chance of making the NCAA tournament?
Drexel
 
  24 (2.7%)
La Salle
 
  294 (32.9%)
St. Joseph’s
 
  54 (6.0%)
Temple
 
  261 (29.2%)
Villanova
 
  216 (24.2%)
None of them have a chance.
 
  45 (5.0%)
Total votes = 894

Click here to view Lunardi's Bracketology blog.

Inquirer Staff Writer
0 comments
We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

Comment policy:

Philly.com comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by Philly.com staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Read 0 comments
 
comments powered by Disqus
About this blog
Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004. He took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering the Temple basketball and football for the previous three years. Pompey also previously covered the Penn and Drexel men’s basketball team and Villanova football team after initially focusing on high school sports.

Pompey is a native Philadelphian and a University of Pittsburgh graduate. Follow him on Twitter @PompeyOnSixers or reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com.

Keith Pompey Inquirer Staff Writer
Latest Videos:
Also on Philly.com:
letter icon Newsletter