Lunardi: Temple a seven seed

Fran Dunphy and the Owls are waiting to find out who they will play in the first round of the NCAA tournament. (Yong Kim/Staff File Photo)

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 matchup in Washington.

The winner will face the winner of the No. 2 Connecticut vs. No. 15 St. Peter’s game in the next round.

Lunardi, a St. Joseph’s graduate who does Hawks radio broadcasts, has correctly selected 64 of the 65 teams in the 2010 NCAA tournament.

-          Keith Pompey