Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Palm: Owls, Explorers, 'Cats in NCAA tourney

Jerry Palm has faith in Temple.

Palm: Owls, Explorers, 'Cats in NCAA tourney

(David M Warren/Staff Photographer)
(David M Warren/Staff Photographer)

Jerry Palm has faith in Temple.

The CBSSports.com Bracketology expert believes the Owls (17-8) would receive the South region’s No. 11 seed in the NCAA Tournament if the field was picked Sunday.

Palm, who has been making tournament predictions since 1994, has Temple facing No. 6 seed Wisconsin in a second-round matchup in Kansas City, Mo.

La Salle and Villanova are the other City 6 teams Palm has in the field of 68.

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The Explorers (18-6) are the No. 11 seed in the West. They will face sixth-seed Notre Dame in a second-round game in Austin, Texas.  Palm has the Wildcats (16-10) as one of the two 12 seeds in the Midwest region. Nova would face the other No. 12 seed Baylor in a first-round game in Dayton, Ohio.

Palm has a total of six Atlantic Ten teams in the tourney.

Butler is projected as the Midwest region’s No. 3 seed. Virginia Commonwealth is the No. 8 seed in the South.  St. Louis is ninth in the West, while Charlotte is 11th in the East.

 Click here to view Palm’s updated bracketology blog.

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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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