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Live chat: 2013 NCAA tournament Friday marathon

Thursday, March 21, 2013, 10:39 PM
UPDATE (3:50 p.m.) - No. 9 Temple advanced past No. 8 N.C. State with a 76-72 win in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. - - - - - I have been covering college basketball in Philadelphia for a decade now, and I can't remember heading into a day as wild as this one promises to be. Since I moved... Read more

'Resilient' Temple set to face N.C. State in NCAA tournament

Thursday, March 21, 2013, 9:07 PM
Here's a transcript of Temple's press conference ahead of Friday's game against N.C. State in Dayton. THE MODERATOR: We're being joined by Temple student‑athletes, Jake O'Brien, Scootie Randall, and Khalif Wyatt. Q. Khalif, you guys have been here so many times, and you've struggled in the first... Read more

N.C. State aims to shut down Temple's Khalif Wyatt in NCAA tournament

Thursday, March 21, 2013, 8:54 PM
Here's a transcript of N.C. State's press conference ahead of Friday's NCAA tournament game against Temple in Dayton. THE MODERATOR: We're now being joined by NC State student‑athletes Lorenzo Brown, Scott Wood, Richard Howell, and C.J. Leslie. Q. So you guys last year, nobody had any experience... Read more

Here’s my 2013 NCAA tournament bracket

Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 3:22 PM
For a while, I had talked myself out of doing a bracket this year. I wanted to have the discipline to not bother, to just sit back and enjoy watching games without caring about pools or being held to predictions. Well, just hours before the start of the first round, I got talked back into it. So here... Read more

2013 NCAA Tournament seed list published; La Salle is next-to-last at-large team in field

Sunday, March 17, 2013, 8:34 PM
The NCAA has published its overall ranking of seeds in the NCAA Tournament. It's similar to the S-Curve, in that it compares all 68 teams in the field to each other. It's a pretty close approximation to where the actual seeds ended up. But you'll see exactly where teams got bumped up or down a line... Read more

Live chat: Villanova, Temple, La Salle all make NCAA Tournament

Sunday, March 17, 2013, 12:43 AM
Here's where the local teams are headed: Villanova: No. 9 in the South region, will play No. 8 North Carolina in Kansas City on Friday. Temple: No. 9 in the East region, will play No. 8 N.C. State in Dayton on Friday. La Salle: No. 13b in the West region, will play No. 13a. Boise State in the first... Read more

Temple's Khalif Wyatt, La Salle's Ramon Galloway on U.S. Basketball Writers Association's All-District team

Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 2:10 PM
The U.S. Basketball Writers Association's All-District teams have been announced, and as you would expect, the Big 5 is well-represented in the district that includes our region. I am a member of the USBWA, and though I've voted for All-District honors in the past, I didn't this year because I don't... Read more

Live updates: Georgetown-Villanova, Temple-Fordham, George Washington-La Salle, Rhode Island-Saint Joseph's

Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 1:44 PM
Georgetown at Villanova Time: 7:00 p.m. EST Venue: The Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pa. TV/Radio: ESPN2 (Mike Patrick and LaPhonso Ellis)/WHAT 1340-AM Temple at Fordham Time: 7:00 p.m. EST Venue: Rose Hill Gym, Bronx, N.Y. Radio: WPHT 1210-AM George Washington at La Salle Time: 7:00 p.m. Venue:... Read more

Video: Crunch time for La Salle, Temple and Villanova

Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 3:06 PM
So here we are in mid-February, and the pressure is really starting to build on local teams hoping to make the NCAA Tournament. Right now, the city has three candidates: La Salle, Temple and Villanova. They've all had roller-coaster seasons, and there are lots of twists and turns yet to come. We... Read more

Video: Temple's Big 5 win over Penn offers lessons for both teams

Thursday, January 24, 2013, 8:45 AM
After Temple rallied past Penn for a 76-69 at the Liacouras Center, I got together with the Inquirer's Keith Pompey to discuss some highlights from the game. We also talked about what each team can take from the night as they head into conference play for the rest of the season. Read more
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