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Men's Basketball

"Best' and "Worst' awards: Temple vs. Penn

Thursday, January 24, 2013, 8:09 AM
My look at some of the best and worst performances and happenings from Temple’s 76-69 victory over Penn on Wednesday at the Liacouras Center: Best performance: How could I not give this to Khalif Wyatt? The Temple guard scored 21 of his game-high 26 points after intermission. Wyatt scored 16... Read more

Temple won't sleep on Penn

Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 3:00 AM
Fran Dunphy wants folks to realize that facing Penn won't be a breather. The Temple coach knows the Quakers (3-14, 0-3 Big 5) have lost nine of their last 10 games. He’s also aware that Wednesday's Big 5 game at the Liacouras Center is considered, on paper, a break from what has been a brutal... Read more

Lunardi: Owls an 11 seed

Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 1:33 PM
Temple would be the No. 11 seed in the East region if the NCAA tournament field was picked today, according to ESPN college basketball analyst Joe Lunardi. Lunardi, known as Joey Brackets, kept the Owls (12-5) as the 11th seed for the second consecutive week despite Saturday's embarrassing 81-78 loss... Read more

Keith Pompey's City Six ballot

Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 11:40 AM
Temple remains my top Division I men’s basketball program in Philly even after Saturday’s embarrassing home loss to St. Bonaventure. I moved St. Joe’s up two spots to No. 2. Expect the Hawks to play close to their preseason expectations now that junior forward Halil Kanacevic is expected... Read more

Atlantic Ten Power Rankings

Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 10:35 AM
Here are my Atlantic Ten power rankings heading into Wednesday’s matchups. 1. Butler (16-2, 3-0). The ninth-ranked Bulldogs are riding a 13-game winning streak. Sophomore forward Roosevelt Jones is the co-Atlantic Ten player of the week. 2. VCU (16-3, 4-0). Like Butler, 19th-ranked and co-league... Read more

"Best" and "Worst" awards: Temple vs. St. Bonaventure

Sunday, January 20, 2013, 9:42 AM
My look at some of the best and worst performances and happenings from St. Bonaventure’s 81-78 victory over Temple on Saturday at the Liacouras Center: Best performance: Once again, this was a tough one, because Khalif Wyatt produced another high-scoring performance. Yet, I had to give this... Read more

"Best" and "Worst" awards: Temple-George Washington

Thursday, January 17, 2013, 3:05 AM
WASHINGTON – My look at some of the best and worst performances and happenings from Temple’s 55-53 victory over George Washington on Wednesday at the Charles E. Smith Center: Best performance: This was a tough one. Make that an extremely tough one. But I had to give this to Khalif Wyatt... Read more

Owls start O'Brien in place of Hollis-Jefferson

Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 7:05 PM
WASHINGTON -- Jake O'Brien made his first start at Temple Wednesday night at George Washington. The 6-foot-9 stretch forward Boston College transfer started in place of Owls power forward Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson. Hollis-Jefferson is a little nicked up and has been struggling from the field. This... Read more

Owls face youthful Colonials

Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 4:08 AM
After notching its first Atlantic Ten victory, Temple is back on the road to face one of the nation’s youngest teams. The Owls (11-4, 1-1) are in Washington for Wednesday’s 7 p.m. game against George Washington at the Charles E. Smith Center. The Colonials (7-8, 1-1) could start four... Read more

Chaney on Atlantic Ten Legends' list

Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 3:19 PM
Former Temple coach John Chaney was named Tuesday to the Atlantic Ten Conference inaugural Men's Basketball Legends' list. Chaney and the 15 other members of the 2013 class will be honored at the A-10 tourney on March 16 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. “The considerable contributions each... Read more
About this blog

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

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