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Archive: March, 2009

Game 32: Duquesne vs. Temple

Saturday, March 14, 2009, 5:55 PM
ATLANTIC CITY - Last year on this night, Temple returned to national prominence. Last night on this floor, Temple took down the Atlantic 10's dominant program. Now it is the Owls' turn to enter the history books. The last program that won back-to-back A-10 titles was John Chaney's Owls squad of... Read more

Wrapping up Friday

Saturday, March 14, 2009, 12:05 AM
ATLANTIC CITY - I said this before the game and I'm more sure of it now. This was Fran Dunphy's biggest win in his three years as Temple coach. It wasn't pretty, to be sure, with both teams shooting 35 percent from the field. But there's no doubt that it was enthralling from start to finish. It seemed... Read more

Game 30: Temple vs. Xavier

Friday, March 13, 2009, 6:33 PM
You can make a case that this is the biggest game in Fran Dunphy's three-year tenure on North Broad Street. Yes, the Tennessee win was big, and beating St. Joe's in last year's Atlantic 10 Tournament final was the breakthrough that put the program against the national stage. But the Owls never had... Read more


Friday, March 13, 2009, 3:00 AM
ATLANTIC CITY - I know at least a few of you stayed up, because at the end of each extra session Twitter and my BlackBerry lit up like the string of neon hotel marquees along the Boardwalk. Maybe some of you gave up at the end of regulation, or after one overtime, or two, or three... or four... or... Read more

Wrapping up Thursday

Friday, March 13, 2009, 12:03 AM
ATLANTIC CITY - After Temple's win today, I thought back to something I read in a column by Dick Jerardi earlier this season. I couldn't remember exactly when, so I went back in our archives and found it. When Jameer Nelson chose Saint Joseph's over Temple in 1999, the Hawks began a domination of... Read more

Game 27: St. Joseph's vs. Temple

Thursday, March 12, 2009, 2:30 PM
ATLANTIC CITY - Just our luck: St. Joe's and Temple are tipping off at the same time as Villanova's Big East Tournament quarterfinal. I do not have access to ESPN on press row, but I'll try to keep an eye on the score in some form. If there are big plays, you're welcome to comment on them. A reminder... Read more

Wrapping up Wednesday

Thursday, March 12, 2009, 12:56 AM
ATLANTIC CITY - Let's conclude today by taking a look back at the action and assembling the multimedia all in one place. The best game of the day was definitely Duquesne's 91-81 win over Massachusetts. The Dukes were up by as many as 19 points during the first half, but the Minutemen stormed back... Read more

Schuylkill 16 Poll Week 17: Final Edition

Wednesday, March 11, 2009, 9:05 PM
ATLANTIC CITY - I admit this was supposed to get out before today's games started. But in addition to having my laptop stolen last night, my inbox was overstuffed and I couldn't get the ballot sent until I got to Boardwalk Hall today. Although La Salle and St. Joe's have already played today, I asked... Read more

Game 23: Charlotte vs. St. Joe's

Wednesday, March 11, 2009, 2:53 PM
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Game 22: Saint Louis vs. La Salle

Wednesday, March 11, 2009, 11:55 AM
ATLANTIC CITY - Okay, here's the deal. The A-10 is not allowing me to do a full live blog of the game, but I can offer updates at the media timeouts. So that's what I'm going to do. I'll approve your comments as they come in, but you won't hear from me as much as usual. Also, the Schuylkill 16 has... Read more
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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.

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