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Game 18: Kansas 84, Temple 52

The Owls welcome the No. 1-ranked Jayhawks to the sold-out Liacouras Center.

Game 18: Kansas 84, Temple 52

Temple´s Ryan Brooks leads the Owls into today´s showdown with top-ranked Kansas. (AP Photo/Jim Prisching)
Temple's Ryan Brooks leads the Owls into today's showdown with top-ranked Kansas. (AP Photo/Jim Prisching)

Game 17: Princeton 70, St. Joe's 62 | Box score | Postgame audio (via

Temple set to take on top-ranked Kansas by Mike Kern
Temple faces test in showdown with Kansas by Ray Parrillo
Temple aims for 2nd takedown of No. 1 Kansas by Dan Gelston, The Associated Press
KU coach Self: Temple toughest test yet by Gary Bedore, Lawrence Journal-World
Notebook by Gary Bedore, Lawrence Journal-World
No. 1 Kansas ready for its first real test of the season by Sam Mellinger, Kansas City Star
Game preview by Sam Mellinger, Kansas City Star

The last time Kansas came to Philadelphia, the Jayhawks were ranked No. 1 and played a game on Broad Street as the city recovered from a blizzard.

Sound familiar?

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Okay, so it's not quite the same today. The game is north of Market Street instead of south, and the snow is mostly gone. But KU lost to Villanova back in 2005, and by the end of that January the Eagles were headed to the Super Bowl.

I talked to Joe Lunardi before Princeton-St. Joe's tipped off, and he told me he thinks Temple has a shot today. Listen to the interview in the player below, and tell me what you think as we chat live from courtside at Liacouras.

Jonathan Tannenwald
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Soft Pretzel Logic is's college sports blog, with a primary focus on the University of Pennsylvania. You'll also see coverage of the Big 5, other major college sports events in the region, and the annual Penn Relays track and field meet.

Reach Jonathan at or 215-854-2330.

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