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8 to watch in Philly

Monday, March 16, 2009, 12:59 AM
In 2006, the Wachovia Center hosted eight teams for first- and second-round NCAA Tournament games. In Villanova's victory over Monmouth, Randy Foye and Allan Ray combined to score 36 points. Connecticut's Marcus Williams hit several key three-pointers to help the Huskies overcome No. 16-seed Albany... Read more

Look who's coming to Philly

Sunday, March 15, 2009, 7:07 PM
For the first time since 2006, Philadelphia will be at the center of March Madness. Saint Joseph’s is the host for this year’s first- and second-round games at the Wachovia Center, with play beginning on Thursday and continuing Saturday. Villanova, as a No. 3 seed in the East, will... Read more

Temple faces Arizona State

Sunday, March 15, 2009, 6:39 PM
Temple knew it was heading back to the NCAA Tournament, but the Owls had to wait until the very last slot was announced tonight to find out the particulars. The 11th-seeded Owls (22-11) will face No. 6 seed Arizona State (24-9) on Friday in Miami in a South Region first-round game. Tipoff will be... Read more

Nova to play American in Philly

Sunday, March 15, 2009, 6:31 PM
Villanova has earned a third seed and will open the NCAA Tournament against American University on Thursday at the Wachovia Center. The game will begin at 7:20 p.m. and will be on CBS-3 and ESPN (950-AM). "There are pluses and minuses [to being at home], but I think the plus\ses outweight the... Read more

Villanova falls in Big East semifinal

Friday, March 13, 2009, 10:09 PM
NEW YORK – So now, there’s nothing left to do for Villanova but head home and wait. Unlike last season, the Wildcats won’t be wondering whether they’ve done enough to make the NCAA Tournament. They’ve already taken care of that some time ago. This March, it’s only... Read more

Temple knocks off Xavier, heads to A-10 final

Friday, March 13, 2009, 9:08 PM
ATLANTIC CITY – Temple’s Dionte Christmas scored 10 of his team’s final 11 points to lead the Owls to a 55-53 upset win over top-seeded Xavier in a semifinal game of the Atlantic 10 Tournament. With the Owls trailing by 47-44, Christmas made a jumper a foul shot and a three-pointer... Read more

Wildcats win at buzzer

Thursday, March 12, 2009, 5:01 PM
NEW YORK – For the first time in 3 years, Villanova is in the Big East semifinals. But not before the Wildcats went through a serious sweat. Dwayne Anderson’s layup just before the final buzzer, his third and fourth points of the game (and first field goal) off a perfect bounce-pass from... Read more

Temple downs St. Joe's to reach A-10 semifinal

Thursday, March 12, 2009, 4:58 PM
ATLANTIC CITY -- Despite one field goal from Dionte Christmas and a hobbled Lavoy Allen, Temple pinned its third defeat of the season on Saint Josephs with a 79-65 victory in a quarterfinal game of the Atlantic 10 Tournament. The only field goal for Christmas came with a little less than 6 minutes... Read more

On tap for Villanova

Wednesday, March 11, 2009, 11:25 PM
Marquette had lost its last four games, all to ranked opponents, since losing starting point guard Dominic James with a broken foot. Still, the 21st-ranked Golden Eagles (24-8), the fifth seed in the Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden in New York, advanced into Thursday's quarterfinals against... Read more

St. Joe's moves on, faces Temple

Wednesday, March 11, 2009, 4:56 PM
ATLANTIC CITY -- Saint Joseph’s trailed Charlotte by 13 points midway through the first half of its Atlantic 10 Tournament first-round game at Boardwalk Hall. The Hawks have given up more than a few big leads this season so there was no reason to think they could not overcome one. When they... Read more
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