Temple would be a 12 seed in the East region if the NCAA tournament field was picked today, according to ESPN college basketball analyst Joe Lunardi.
Lunardi, known as Joey Brackets, dropped the Owls (13-6) from the region’s 11th seed after Saturday’s 83-71 setback at Butler.
In Tuesday's updated Bracketology, Lunardi has Temple facing the region’s other No. 12 seed in a first-round matchup in Dayton. The winner would face meet No. 5 Minnesota in a second-round matchup in San Jose.
Lunardi, a St. Joseph’s graduate who does Hawks radio broadcasts, has three Big Five teams and a total of four Atlantic Ten teams playing in the NCAA tournament.