Temple continues to be relevant in the NCAA Tournament conversation following last night’s 83-78 victory over Detroit.
Joe Lunardi still has Temple in his bracket albeit as one of the last four teams in. It seems like no matter what the Owls do they’re destined to be planted firmly on Lunardi’s bubble. I can just imagine how giddy he’ll be if Temple falls flat against either Rhode Island or Fordham.
[Update 11:30am] - Lunardi has released an updated bracket. He has Kentucky and Temple meeting in one of the play-in games for the right to plat UNLV in Austin. Of course he does.
CBSSports.com’s Jerry Palm has moved the Owls up slightly in his bracket to the 10 seed in the West, setting up an intriguing first found matchup with UCLA. The Bruins are 21-7 overall and 11-4 in the Pac-12. Oh, and these two programs are vying for the services of Black Jesus himself, Rysheed Jordan.
Palm has Temple facing UCLA in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Winner gets Rysheed Jordan.
— Kyle Gauss (@kylegauss) March 1, 2013
High stakes indeed.
The Bracket Project, a compilation of all the major bracketology projects and one of my favorite websites this time of year, currently forecasts Temple as a 12 seed. The caveat there is that a lot of the brackets that site polls haven’t been updated in about a week so the Owls are destined to see a bump.
Continue to win and Temple should end up with a pretty decent seeding which is amazing considering we all thought this season was over just two weeks ago following the Duquesne catastrophe.