Saturday, January 24, 2015

Owls drop out of national rankings

Temple dropped out of the national college basketball rankings.

Owls drop out of national rankings

Temple dropped out of the national college basketball rankings.

The Owls (24-7) were ranked 21st in the Associated Press and No. 24 by ESPN/USA Today coaches polls before losing an Atlantic Ten tournament quarterfinal game to Massachusetts on Friday.

Temple is the No. 5 seed in the Midwest Regional in the NCAA tournament and will open with a second-round game at the Bridgestone Arena at 9:50 p.m. Friday in Nashville, Tenn.

The Owls will face the winner of Wednesday's first-round game between California and South Florida, the winner emerging as a 12th seed.



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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. Reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com.

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