By Ray Boyd
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Never underestimate the creativity of a good college cheering section. The Cherry Crusade (well known to all of us Temple alums) took the opportunity to take a jab at a local rival on Thursday night while also distracting their opponent.READ MORE: Former Eagles Owner, Ponzi Scheme Victim Norman Braman Reacts Following Bernie Madoff's Death Saying 'That's Past History'
As the Owls squared off with Louisiana Tech, a cutout of Villanova’s now famous crying piccolo girl made its way into the student section.'Ya Fav Trashman' Terrill Haigler Presented With Congressional Citation
Temple fans are probably content with that being Villanova’s claim to fame. Despite the Owls not making the NCAA Tournament like their rivals up on the mainline, at least their season lasted longer.
Have to give the Temple fans an “A” for creativity.MORE NEWS: 'Plus-Up' Stimulus Checks Going Out To Those Who Were Underpaid
Temple definitely got the last laugh as they defeated Louisiana Tech 77-59 to advance to the semifinal of the NIT.