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Archive: February, 2013

Owls top Philly team in A-10 power rankings

Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 12:39 PM
Here are my Atlantic Ten power rankings heading into Wednesday’s matchups. 1. St. Louis (21-5, 10-2). You don't need to explain why the 18th-ranked Billikens are ranked No. 1 for the second consecutive week. The reason was on full display last week. St. Louis routed Virginia Commonwealth on... Read more

Temple vs. Detroit at a glance

Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 9:56 PM
Here’s a look at the probable starters, coaches’ records and series information for Thursday's Gotham Classic matchup between Temple and Detroit at the Liacouras Center: PROBABLE STARTERS TEMPLE (19-8) 32 Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson F 6-6 Sr. 9 ppg. 1.8 spg. 3 Anthony Lee F 6-9 Soph.... Read more

Temple sports chat with Keith Pompey

Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 7:21 PM
Join the Inquirer's Keith Pompey as he takes your Temple sports questions in a live chat, Thursday at 1 p.m. On a mobile device? Click HERE to join the chat. Read more

Temple to honor Super Bowl champion Pierce

Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 4:44 AM
Temple will honor Baltimore Ravens reserve tailback Bernard Pierce on Saturday for winning the Super Bowl. The former Temple standout will be recognized in a halftime ceremony during the Owls men’s basketball game against Rhode Island at the Liacouras Center. After deciding to forego his senior... Read more

Lunardi: Temple, La Salle and 'Nova in tourney

Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 12:52 PM
Joe Lunardi, a college basketball analyst for ESPN, still believes Temple would be one of the last four teams in the NCAA tournament if the field was picked Tuesday. Lunardi, known as Joey Brackets, first elevated the Owls (19-8) from one of his first four teams out after Thursday’s 82-74 victory... Read more

Owls atop Keith Pompey's City 6 ballot

Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 5:33 AM
After a four-week absence, Temple returns to the top spot on my City 6 ballot. The Owls moved up two spots following last week’s victories over La Salle and Charlotte. Villanova remains second. La Salle dropped two spots to third. Here’s my entire City 6 ballot for Week 7: - Temple... Read more

Week that was, week that will be

Monday, February 25, 2013, 1:31 PM
This past week was filled with plenty of good and not much bad for the Temple Owls. “I think any time, in this league, you can win two games in a week, you feel very good about your team,” said coach Fran Dunphy, whose squad had impressive Atlantic Ten victories over La Salle and Charlotte... Read more

Hollis-Jefferson garners Big Five honor

Monday, February 25, 2013, 8:12 PM
Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson, a senior forward at Temple, was named the Big Five player of the week on Monday. The 6-foot-6, 215-pounder averaged 15.5 points, 11.5 rebounds, four steals, 3.5 assists and two blocks in last week’s victories against La Salle and Charlotte. Hollis-Jefferson’s... Read more

"Best" and "Worst" awards: Temple vs. Charlotte

Monday, February 25, 2013, 3:44 AM
My look at some of the best and worst performances and happenings from Temple’s 71-51 victory over Charlotte Sunday at Halton Arena: Best performance: Scootie Randall was the easy choice to win this award. The Temple swingman made 3 of 5 three-point attempts to finish with a game-high 18 points... Read more

Lunardi: Temple and La Salle in, Villanova out of latest projected NCAA Tournament field

Friday, February 22, 2013, 7:50 AM
Joe Lunardi, a college basketball analyst for ESPN, predicts Temple would be one of the last four teams in the NCAA tournament if the field was picked Friday. Lunardi, known as Joey Brackets, elevated the Owls (18-8) from one of his first four teams out after Thursday’s 82-74 victory over La... Read more
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John Mitchell is in his first 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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