Owls Go For Fifth A-10 Title Tonight

Ashley Morris (By Ron Davis)With a win over Dayton Sunday afternoon, the Temple women’s basketball team advanced to the Atlantic Ten Conference Championship game for the fifth time in eight years. Temple is 4-0 in A-10 Championship games, winnning in 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2006.

The No. 1-seeded, four-time champion Owls (21-11) will take on No. 3 Xavier in this year’s conference finale at Saint Joseph’s Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse. Tip off for the game, which will be broadcast live on ESPN2, is set for 5 p.m.

Xavier (23-8) knocked the Owls out of last year’s tournament in a 54-53 upset victory on their home court, the Cintas Center, in Cincinnati, Ohio. The defending A-10 champion Musketeers also won their regular season match-up against the Owls, 64-55, on Feb. 9. The Owls have won seven straight games after that particular loss.

Starting around 4:50 p.m., Broad & Cecil will attempt to LIVE BLOG tonight’s game from the ever-so-familiar surroundings of The Temple News office … So stay tuned for that, hoopball fans.

Also check out Temple-News.com after the final buzzer for stories from tonight’s contest.

Then head back over to Broad & Cecil for POST-GAME AUDIO and a PHOTO SLIDESHOW from TTN photographer Ron Davis, both of which will hopefully be posted by tomorrow morning at the latest.

To check out all of TTN’s A-10 Women’s Tournament coverage, click here.

(Photo courtesy of TTN photographer Ron Davis.)