By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – It is conference tournament time in college basketball. The Atlantic 10 Tournament gets underway on Thursday in Brooklyn.READ MORE: Man Shot Twice, Killed In North Philadelphia, Police Say
However, thanks to a 23-8 record and an impressive win in their regular season finale over VCU, the Temple Owls have earned a first-round bye and won’t take the court until Friday.
Temple comes into the post-season hot, having won seven straight games.
“You know we’ve had a nice run here,” Temple head coach Fran Dunphy tells KYW Newsradio. “The fact is we have to continue to play well. We’ve got a few days now to regroup and get ready for our conference tournament, which will be very important for us.”