It’s midnight Cinderella but don’t you worry none ’cause I’m Peter Peter the Pumpkin Eater and the party’s just begun. -Garth Brooks
Public Service Announcement: Ok, here we go! The new brackets are here! The new brackets are here! I’m somebody now! Millions of people look at these brackets everyday! This is the kind of spontaneous publicity, your name in print, that makes people. I’m in print! Things are going to start happening to me now. Things are going to start happening for the Temple Owls now. Heck, they already have. By squeaking past Richmond, they just won the Atlantic 10 tourney for their third consecutive season. They won the Atlantic 10 tourney for their third consecutive season by playing Fran Dunphy basketball. A-10 Coach of the Year, Fran Dunphy basketball. Team basketball. Five players on the floor functioning as one single unit. Team, team, team! No one more important that the other. Well maybe Juan Fernandez is more inportant than others, but still, so was Jimmy Chitwood.
Not only do the Temple Owls play team basketball, the play defense. Rough defense. Tough defense. Dare I say it? Tenacious defense. The Temple Owls are contesting every shot. They are trapping in the corners. They are crashing the boards. Rebounding, helping, switching, basically everything that you expect your team to do on defense. Stifling opponents on a nightly basis. That’s how the Owls do. Doin’ it and doin’ it and doin’ it well? They’re doing it with defense.
Temple led its league in scoring defense. They held opponents to 56.1 points per game. They also led the league in opponents’ field goal percentage and was second in opponents’ 3-point field goal percentage. You know what the man says. The man says defense wins championships. You better listen what the man says.
Chalk is boring. Picking rock chalk Jayhawk! is boring. Everybody want to know who is going to be the next George Mason. Who’s going to a higer placen. Out into interplanetary spacen. I say it’s the Temple Owls. Why not them? Why not now? Like the Good Book says, ”And David put his hand in the bag and took out a stone and slung it. And it struck the Philistine on the head and he fell to the ground. Amen.” The Temple Owls. Amen.
Peace out homies. Six two and Even!