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Posted: Monday, March 16, 2009 9:44 am | Updated: 12:27 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

Meet the Temple Owls

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Enrollment: 37,748

Conference: Atlantic-10

Coach: Fran Dunphy, 3rd season (55-42 Temple, 365-205 overall)

2008-09 record: 22-11

How they got here: Won Atlantic-10 Conference Tournament

Key victories: Dec. 6 vs. Penn State (65-59); Dec. 13 vs. Tennessee (88-72); March 13 vs. Xavier (55-53); March 14 vs. Duquesne (69-64)

NCAA Tournament: 27th appearance (31-26 overall)

Last appearance: Lost to Michigan State in first round 2008

All-time vs. ASU: 1-4

Last meeting: Nov. 30, 2004; ASU 65, Temple 62 (Preseason N.I.T. at Temple)

Key players: Dionte Christmas, Sr., G: 19.2 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 2.9 apg; LaVoy Allen, So., F: 10.9 ppg, 8.9 rpg; Ryan Brooks, Jr., G: 10.7 ppg, 3.8 rpg; Semaj Inge, Sr., G: 7.1 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 3.6 apg

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