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For current information on this topic, see 2009–10 Temple Owls men's basketball team.
Temple Owls
Temple Owls athletic logo

University Temple University
Conference Atlantic 10
Location Philadelphia, PA
Head coach Fran Dunphy (3rd year)
Arena Liacouras Center
(Capacity: 10,206)
Nickname Owls
Colors Cherry and Black and White


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Pre-tournament era champions
NCAA Tournament Final Four
1956, 1958
NCAA Tournament Elite Eight
1988, 1991, 1993, 1999, 2001
NCAA Tournament appearances
1944, 1956, 1958, 1964, 1967, 1970, 1972, 1979, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2008, 2009, 2010
Conference tournament champions
1985, 1987, 1988, 1991, 2000, 2001, 2008, 2009, 2010
Conference regular season champions
1985, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2010

The Temple Owls men's basketball team represents Temple University in the Atlantic 10 Conference at the Division I level. The program is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The head men's basketball coach is Fran Dunphy.



Temple Men's Basketball' program is ranked 6th in All-Time NCAA wins with 1711, (beginning the 2009/2010 season). They are in good company, with only Kentucky, North Carolina, Kansas, Duke, and Syracuse having a higher total.

During the 1950s, the Temple basketball team made two NCAA Final Four appearances (1956, 1958) under legendary Head Coach Harry Litwack. Litwack would be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame after concluding a 21-year coaching career that included 373 wins.

Head Coach John Chaney, also a Hall of Famer, won a total of 741 career games (312 losses) and took Temple to the NCAA tournament 17 times. His 1987-88 Owls team entered the NCAA tournament ranked #1 in the country, and he has reached the Elite Eight on five different occasions. He was consensus national coach of the year in 1988.

On April 10, 2006, University of Pennsylvania head coach and La Salle University alumnus Fran Dunphy was named the new Temple's Men's Head Basketball coach. Dunphy had coached the Quakers for 17 straight seasons prior to the move. Dunphy and his Owls won the Atlantic-10 tournament in 2008. And in 2009, the Owls won their second consecutive Atlantic-10 tournament, for their conference leading 8th A-10 title. Dunphy's 2009-2010 team went into the A10 tournament as its regular season champions sharing the title with Xavier. The '09-'10 team has been Dunphy's most successful yet, it ranked #12/#13 going into the NCAA tournament after being ranked in the top twenty-five for thirteen straight weeks in both the AP and ESPN polls.

Players Mark Macon, Eddie Jones, Aaron McKie, and Mardy Collins are just a few who have gone on to play in the NBA

NCAA Basketball Tournament appearances

Year Result
1944 East Regional

Semifinal: Ohio State L 47-57 Regional Third Place: Catholic W 55-35

1956 East Regional

Semifinal: Holy Cross W 74-72 Regional Final: Connecticut W 65-59 National Semifinal: Iowa L 83-76 National third place game: SMU W 90-81

1958 East Regional

Semifinal: Maryland W 71-67 Regional Final: Dartmouth W 69-50 National Semifinal: Kentucky L 60-61 National third place game: Kansas State W 67-57

1964 East Regional

First Round: Connecticut L 48-53

1967 East Regional

First Round: St. John's L 53-57

1970 East Regional

First Round: Villanova L 69-77

1972 East Regional

First Round: South Carolina L 51-53

1979 Seventh Seed East Regional

First Round: St. John's L 70-75

1984 Eighth Seed East Regional

First Round: St. John's W 65-63 Second Round: North Carolina L 66-77

1985 Eighth Seed East Regional

First Round: Virginia Tech W 60-57 Second Round: Georgetown L 46-63

1986 Ninth Seed East Regional

First Round: Jacksonville W 61-50 (OT) Second Round: Kansas, L 43-65

1987 Second Seed East Regional

First Round: Southern W 75-56 Second Round: LSU L 62-72

1988 First Seed East Regional

First Round: Lehigh W 87-73 Second Round: Georgetown W 74-53 Regional Semifinal: Richmond W 69-47 Regional Final: Duke L 53-63

1990 Eleventh Seed East Regional

First Round: St. John's L 65-81

1991 Tenth Seed

East Regional First Round: Purdue W 80-63 Second Round: Richmond W 77-64 Regional Semifinal: Oklahoma State W 72-63 (OT) Regional Final: North Carolina L 72-75

1992 Eleventh Seed Southeast Regional

First Round: Michigan L 66-73

1993 Seventh Seed West Regional

First Round: Missouri W 75-61 Second Round: Santa Clara W 68-57 Regional Semifinal: Vanderbilt W 67-59 Regional Final: Michigan L 72-77

1994 Fourth Seed East Regional

First Round: Drexel W 61-39 Second Round: Indiana L 58-67

1995 Tenth Seed

West Regional First Round: Cincinnati L 70-77

1996 Seventh Seed Southeast Regional

First Round: Oklahoma W 61-43 Second Round: Cincinnati L 65-78

1997 Ninth Seed

Midwest Regional First Round: Mississippi W 62-40 Second Round: Minnesota L 57-76

1998 Seventh Seed West Regional

First Round: West Virginia L 52-82

1999 Sixth Seed

East Regional First Round: Kent W 61-54 Second Round: Cincinnati W 64-54 Regional Semifinal: Purdue W 77-55 Regional Final: Duke L 64-85

2000 Second Seed East Regional

First Round: Lafayette W 73-47 Second Round: Seton Hall L 65-67 (OT)

2001 Eleventh Seed South Regional

First Round: Texas W 79-65 Second Round: Florida W 75-54 Regional Semifinal: Penn State W 84-72 Regional Final: Michigan State L 62-69

2008 Twelfth Seed South Regional

First Round: Michigan State L 61-72

2009 Eleventh Seed South Regional

First Round: Arizona State L 66-57

Current Roster

Name Position Year No. Height Weight Hometown Previous School
Khalif Wyatt G Fr. 1 6-4 210 Norristown, PA Norristown
Ryan Brooks G Sr. 2 6-4 200 Narberth, PA Lower Merion
Juan Fernandez G So. 4 6-4 180 Rio Tercero, Argentina Dr. Alexis Carrel
Luis Guzman G Sr. 10 6-3 200 Bronx, NY Paramus Catholic
T.J. DiLeo G Fr. 11 6-2 195 Cinnaminson, NJ Cinnaminson
Carmel Bouchman F Fr. 15 6-8 215 Tel Aviv, Israel Irani Tet
Rafael DeLeon F Sr. 21 6-5 200 District Heights, MD Bishop McNamera
Ramone Moore G So. 23 6-4 180 Philadelphia, PA Southern
Lavoy Allen F Jr. 24 6-9 225 Morrisville, PA Pennsbury
Craig Williams F Jr. 30 6-9 240 St. Criox, VI Central
Jake Godino G So. 31 6-0 170 Chester, PA Delaware County Christian
Rahlir Jefferson F Fr. 32 6-6 200 Chester, PA Chester Clippers
Scootie Randall F So. 33 6-6 205 Philadelphia, PA Communications Tech
Chris Clarke F So. 45 6-8 200 Orchard Lake, MI St. Mary’s Prep
Micheal Eric F/C So. 50 6-11 240 Lagos, Nigeria Church Farm (PA) School
Fran Dunphy Head Coach
Dave Duke Assistant Coach
Matt Langel Assistant Coach
Shawn Trice Assistant Coach

See also



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