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Archive: December, 2011

Video: St. Joe's win gives Martelli school record

Thursday, December 29, 2011, 3:10 AM
Saint Joseph's pummeled Morgan State, 81-50, at Hagan Arena, and gave coach Phil Martelli his school-record 310th career win in charge of the Hawks. Marc Narducci of the Inquirer and Dick Jerardi of the Daily News break down the game, and reflect on Martelli's place among the pantheon of great coaches... Read more

Previewing Temple's bowl game with ESPN's Brian Griese

Thursday, December 15, 2011, 5:57 PM
It might not be the most glamorous bowl game, but Temple’s football team will get some big exposure by playing in the first bowl game of the season. Their matchup with Wyoming in the New Mexico Bowl kicks off at 2 p.m. Saturday on ESPN. To preview the game, I chatted with ESPN color analyst Brian... Read more

Video: Moore leads Temple past 'Nova

Sunday, December 11, 2011, 12:37 AM
Ramone Moore scored 32 points to lead Temple over Big 5 rival Villanova on Saturday. Philly.com's Jonathan Tannenwald reports from the Liacouras Center with the Inquirer's Joe Juliano and Keith Pompey. Read more

Live blog: Villanova at Temple

Saturday, December 10, 2011, 1:20 PM
Time: 5:00 p.m. EST Venue: The Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, Pa. TV/Radio: ESPN2 (Mike Breen and LaPhonso Ellis)/WPEN 950-AM (Villanova)/WPHT 1210-AM (Temple) I don't think I need to say much more than this: it's the game of the year in the Big 5. So follow along and fire away with your own comments... Read more

Trying to explain Zack Rosen

Thursday, December 8, 2011, 9:00 AM
Not for the first time - and not for the last, I suspect - Zack Rosen's performance was the main talking point after Penn's 69-60 win over Delaware at the Palestra last night. The Quakers guard turned in another outstanding effort, scoring 29 points despite making only one of seven three-point attempts... Read more

Villanova rues its mistakes in loss to Missouri

Tuesday, December 6, 2011, 11:45 PM
NEW YORK - If you look at the box score from Villanova's 81-71 loss to Missouri, you'll see that the two teams shot pretty close to the same percentages from the field and from beyond the arc. For Villanova, it was 41.7% and 37.9% respectively; for Missouri it was 42.4% and 40.0%. In fact, the Wildcats... Read more

Live chat: Villanova vs. Missouri

Tuesday, December 6, 2011, 6:54 PM
Time: 7:00 p.m. EST Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York, N.Y. TV: ESPN (Dan Shulman and Jay Bilas) No matter the time of year, it's always a big deal when Villanova heads up to Madison Square Garden for a game. Join me from courtside for live updates and commentary as the Wildcats face a tough... Read more

Video: 'Nova bounces back, beats Penn

Sunday, December 4, 2011, 2:41 AM
Penn's Zack Rosen gave a solid effort, but the Quakers fell short in a 73-65 loss to Big 5 rival Villanova. Philly.com's Jonathan Tannenwald and the Inquirer's Joe Juliano report from the Pavilion. Read more

Live chat: Penn at Villanova

Saturday, December 3, 2011, 6:53 PM
Time: 7:00 p.m. EST Venue: The Pavilion, Villanova, Pa. Live video: ESPN3.com (Scott Graham and John Celestand) It's been a while since I've done a live chat for a basketball game. With a few big matchups in the days to come, I figured I'd host one for tonight's Big 5 showdown between two of the top... Read more
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Soft Pretzel Logic is Philly.com'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 jtannenwald@phillynews.com or 215-854-2330.

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