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Owls clinch third seed with win over VCU

Temple secured the third seed in this week’s Atlantic Ten tournament by defeating 21st-ranked Virginia Commonwealth 84-76 on Sunday at the Liacouras Center. The outcome dropped La Salle to the fourth seed of the tourney, which begins Thursday in Brooklyn. Both teams receive first-round byes.

Owls clinch third seed with win over VCU

Temple head coach Fran Dunphy. (Jason Decrow/AP)
Temple head coach Fran Dunphy. (Jason Decrow/AP)

Temple secured the third seed in this week’s Atlantic Ten tournament by defeating 21st-ranked Virginia Commonwealth 84-76 on Sunday at the Liacouras Center. The outcome dropped La Salle to the fourth seed of the tourney, which begins Thursday in Brooklyn. Both teams receive first-round byes.

The Owls will face the winner of sixth seed Massachusetts and 11th seed George Washington in Friday’s 9 p.m. quarterfinal. The Explorers face the winner of fifth-seeded Butler vs. Dayton in Friday’s 2:30 p.m. quarterfinal.

1. Saint Louis

2. VCU

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3. Temple

4. La Salle

5. Butler

6. Massachusetts

7. Xavier

8. Richmond

9. Charlotte

10. St. Joe's

11. George Washington

12. Dayton

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Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004. He took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering the Temple basketball and football for the previous three years. Pompey also previously covered the Penn and Drexel men’s basketball team and Villanova football team after initially focusing on high school sports.

Pompey is a native Philadelphian and a University of Pittsburgh graduate. Follow him on Twitter @PompeyOnSixers or reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com.

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