Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Temple basketball ranked 21 by FOXSports

PHILADELPHIA  –The three-time defending Atlantic 10 Conference champion Temple Owls are ranked #21 in the nation in the preseason men’s basketball poll released today. Temple, which holds it first practice of the season this Friday, ended the 2009-10 season with a 29-6 and ranked 12th in the final Associated Press poll.

The Owls return three starters including first team All-Atlantic 10 Conference performer, 6-9 senior forward Lavoy Allen, A-10 Most Outstanding Player, 6-4 junior guard Juan Fernandez and 6-11 junior forward Micheal Eric. Junior Ramone Moore, the league’s Sixth Man of the Year, also returns along to bolster a program that has won 73 games over the last three seasons.

For the first time since the 2000-01 season Temple will open with consecutive home games at the Liacouras Center. The season opens with a home game against Seton Hall on Nov. 12. The Owls follow that with a home date against Toledo on November 14. Preseason Top 25
1. Duke
2. Purdue
3. Michigan State
4. Ohio State
5. Kansas State
6. Pittsburgh
7. Villanova
8. Washington
9. Missouri
10. Florida
11. Kansas
12. Illinois
13. North Carolina
14. Memphis
15. Kentucky
16. Gonzaga
17. Baylor
18. Florida State
19. Minnesota
20. Syracuse
21. Temple
22. San Diego State
23. Tennessee
24. Butler
25. BYU

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