Archive: March, 2013
Temple forward Anthony Lee said he was optimistic about his ability to play in Friday’s first-round game against North Carolina State.
Lee has been bothered by concussion-like symptoms since taking an elbow to the head against Massachusetts on March 15. He practiced Wednesday and will do so again Thursday.
“I’ve just been taking the medicine that the doctors have given me, and that’s definitely helped out a lot,” said Lee, a sophomore. “The pain has gone away, so I do feel pretty good.”
Which Philly school is playing with nothing to lose and which school would benefit the most from an NCAA Tournament win? The Daily News' Mike Kern and CineSport's Noah Coslov discuss this & more.
How many games will local college hoops teams win in the NCAA Tournament? CineSport's Noah Coslov talks with Dick Jerardi of the Daily News about La Salle, Temple and Villanova, plus top storylines across the country.
Which Philly coach did the best job this season? CineSport's Noah Coslov and the Daily News' Dick Jerardi discuss this, the final Big East Tournament, and the player to watch in the NCAA Tourney.
What must Temple & La Salle do in the A-10 Tournament to solidify an NCAA Tournament berth? CineSport's Noah Coslov & the Daily News' Mike Kern discuss this & Villanova's shot at the tourney.
Temple's Khalif Wyatt has been named the Atlantic 10 player of the year.
Wyatt, a senior guard out of Norristown, led the conference in scoring at 19.9 points per game.
Wyatt is the 10th Owls player to win the league's MVP award and first since Pepe Sanchez in 2000. Wyatt played less than two minutes per game as a freshman, but like many of Fran Dunphy's players continued to get better throughout his college career.
La Salle sophomore big man Steve Zack sat out the final two games of the regular season with a sprained ligament in his left foot. He almost certainly will be sitting out this week’s Atlantic 10 Tournament in Brooklyn as well.
“I don’t think he’s going to play,” La Salle coach John Giannini said Tuesday. “Our plan with him is to evaluate him week to week. We certainly don’t want to put him out there before he’s ready. We do think it’s a week to week thing. Right now, it doesn’t look good for this week [unless] there’s not some kind of dramatic progress made in the next couple of days.”
La Salle will just play on. The Explorers have a bye into Friday’s quarterfinals at the Barclays Center. They will play the winner of Thursday’s Butler-Dayton game.
La Salle, Temple and Villanova all need wins this week to help their chances of making the NCAA tournament. CineSport's Noah Coslov and the Daily News' Mike Kern discuss.