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Penn Defense Shuts Down Temple

[ Photos and story by Rick Pettine ] January 25 – PHILADELPHIA — Although it was a non-league matchup, the home-turf battle went to the Penn Quakers, as they shut down a strong Temple scoring machine to win 66-59 at The Palestra. Prior to the game at center court, Penn honored former Penn AND Temple coach […]

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Temple Owls Declaw Towson Tigers in Convincing Fashion

The Temple Owls hosted the Towson Tigers at the Liacouras Center on Wednesday, December 12th. Temple was looking to rebound after their first loss of the season, a blow-out at the hands of Duke at the IZOD Center in northern New Jersey. Meanwhile, Towson entered the game having nearly upset the Georgetown Hoyas in their […]

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Temple vs. Duke: Owls Exorcise Devils in Upset Victory

The Temple Owls played the nationally ranked Duke Blue Devils at the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday night. Duke, coached by legendary Hall-of-Famer Mike Krzyzewski, came to town ranked third & fifth in the country (in the two major polls), sporting a 12-1 record. Temple, coached by Fran Dunphy, entered the game with a 9-3 […]

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Temple Bests Villanova with Second Half Effort

Behind by one point at the half, 36-35, the Temple Owls, led by Ramone Moore’s 23 second half points, beat the struggling Villanova Wildcats 78-67 at the Liacouras Center on Saturday afternoon (before a crowd of 10,206). All in all, Moore scored a season (and career) high 32 points to lead the Owls to the […]

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Villanova vs. Temple: Wildcats Pounce on Owls to Win Big Five Title

The eighth ranked Villanova Wildcats beat the twenty-fifth ranked Temple Owls 78-74 in a torrid game at the Pavilion on Thursday night.  By winning, the Wildcats and coach Jay Wright once again won the Big Five title, finishing 4-0 in city series games. Villanova also stretched their winning streak at the Pavilion to 43 consecutive games. Villanova trailed at the half […]

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