This is the fourth straight appearance for the Owls. Temple supporters are hoping they make a deeper run in the tournament this year, having lost first-round games in each of the last three.
Fueled by a run to the Big Ten tournament title game, the Penn State Nittany Lions drew a No. 10 seed in the West region and a first-round game Thursday against No. 7 seed Temple.
The Atlantic-10 Tournament kicks into high gear today with quarterfinal action in Atlantic City, NJ. The marquee match-up of the day will feature Big 5 foes Temple and La Salle facing off about 7 PM.
Langston Galloway scored six of his 15 points in overtime and St. Joseph’s University opened the extra session with a 12-0 run to upset George Washington, 71-59, Tuesday night in the first round of the Atlantic 10 Tournament.
Steve Weingarten hit the go-ahead three-pointer with 32 seconds left in the second overtime as 10th-seeded La Salle University knocked off seventh-seeded St. Bonaventure, 75-73.
Penn led 23-19 at halftime after ending the half on a 19-4 run. The Quakers got 18 points from Tyler Bernardini and 12 points and six assists from Miles Cartwright.
For the second time in school history, Cabrini College has advanced to the “Sweet 16” of the Division III NCAA men’s basketball tournament.
The Penn Quakers can accomplish a lot with a win in their season finale on Tuesday against rival Princeton at the Palestra.
The recent struggles of the Villanova Wildcats have led to their being knocked out of the Associated Press Top 25 listing for the first time this season. But the Big 5 is still represented, as Temple has returned to the poll at #24.
The Hawks (8-21, 3-12) shot 4 for 13 from the field over the final 10 minutes and finished 3 of 16 from 3-point range (18.8 percent) overall.
Aaric Murray had 20 points and 13 rebounds as La Salle University dominated Fordham in an 86-61 win on Wednesday night.
Juan Fernandez scored 19 points and Lavoy Allen added 14 (with 18 rebounds) as Temple University defeated the University of Massachusetts, 73-67, in overtime on Wednesday night.
For the first time in program history, the Delaware Valley College men’s basketball team is readying for an NCAA Tournament game.
After a 20-9 regular season, the Drexel Dragons are the fifth seed in the upcoming CAA Tournament.
After smothering UMass on Sunday by 21, La Salle University will play its final home game of the season on Wednesday night as they host Fordham.