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Penn’s Beloved Palestra Turns 90 Years Old

The first thing Tom Izzo did was apologize. It was Saturday afternoon. His Michigan State Spartans had just lost to the Penn State Nittany Lions, […]

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Villanova Could Win Another National Title This Season

It looked like Temple might make a game of it. Four minutes into the second half on Tuesday night, the Owls trailed by 10. But […]

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The Guy Who Won Coach of the Year Gave His Award to Jay Wright

Artwork by Phil Martelli. Still unclaimed. Me or @APgelston may pocket it. pic.twitter.com/mLVW5HUueD — Dave Zeitlin (@DaveZeitlin) April 12, 2016 The Big 5 held its […]

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How Villanova Can Win the National Title Tonight

The Simpsons are rooting for the Villanova Wildcats. Who knows why — maybe because Simpsons executive producer Matt Selman has a Philly connection (he went […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: ’Nova, Never a Doubt

Michael Jordan: Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.
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Here’s What Happened When the NCAA Tournament Came to the Wells Fargo Center

The NCAA tournament came to town this weekend, and the NCAA attempted to teach the fans a few things. Between Sweet 16 games on Friday […]

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How the Villanova Wildcats Can Win It All

If there was one fault with the Villanova Wildcats this year, it was their three-point shooting. The Wildcats went 29-5 during the regular season and […]

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Saint Joseph’s Nearly Upset Top-Seeded Oregon in NCAA Tournament

Saint Joseph‘s didn’t get a shot off on two late game possessions and lost to top-seeded Oregon in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, […]

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Villanova Routs Iowa to Reach Sweet 16

Consider Villanova‘s second-round demons exorcised. The Wildcats scored 54 points in the first half en route to an absolute destruction of Iowa in the second […]

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WATCH: Temple Loses on Last-Second Shot

https://vine.co/v/idMtTDKYzT3 Temple gave up offensive rebounds all game. One in the final second cost the Owls the game. Iowa’s Adam Woodbury grabbed an offensive rebound […]

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Villanova Rolls in First Round of NCAA Tournament

Villanova shoots a lot of three pointers. This season, 34 percent of Villanova shots were threes — the 24th highest rate in the country. Only […]

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Temple Rode the Subway to Its NCAA Tournament Game

Team of the people. #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/JwtH7sZWop — Temple Men's BBall (@TUMBBHoops) March 18, 2016 Temple plays Iowa in the first round of the NCAA tournament […]

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The Philly Hoops Fan’s Guide to the NCAA Tournament

The NCAA tournament is here! Officially called the National Collegiate Athletic Association Men’s Division I Basketball Championship, we shorten it to “NCAA tournament” because that’s […]

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Villanova and Temple Could Meet in the NCAA Tournament

The NCAA tournament selection committee handed Philadelphia basketball fans a present for March Madness: Villanova and Temple could play in the second round of the […]

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How to Watch Today’s Big 5 Tripleheader on TV Today

Philly oldtimers talk about the days of Big 5 double- and tripleheaders: When you’d be able to go to the Palestra and see two or […]