Temple defeated Bucknell 73-67 in the first round of the NIT.
Fran O’Hanlon has been the head coach of the Lafayette Leopards up in Easton for twenty seasons, but his roots are right here in Philadelphia.
It was a moment that coach Jay Wright hoped his boys would savor.
Temple still felt the sting of their NCAA Tournament snub as they prepared for the NIT.
The Villanova Wildcats are not taking their opening round match up with Lafayette lightly.
Penn has named Steve Donahue as their new head basketball coach.
A sixth man had never won the Dave Gavitt Most Outstanding Player Award, awarded to the tournament MVP, before Villanova’s Josh Hart did following Villanova’s Big East championship victory over Xavier, essentially clinching a number one seed in the NCAA tournament.
Temple (23-10) was not selected to play in the NCAA Tournament.
Villanova earned a #1 seed and will face Lafayette to open up the NCAA Tournament.
Villanova beat Xavier 69-52 to win the Big East Tournament title on Saturday.
SMU defeated Temple 69-56 on Saturday to advance in the American Athletic Conference Tournament.
Villanova defeated Providence 63-61 to advance in the Big East Tournament.
Temple defeated Memphis, 80-75, in the American Athletic Conference tournament.
Purdue wore down Penn State to pull out a five point win on Friday.
Jordan Price scored 28 points to lead La Salle over UMass, 76-69.