I was wrong


That's right, I was wrong. The coverage of the Temple-Saint Joseph's game in the papers around the area this morning is completely the opposite of what I thought would happen. All the recaps focused on the game first, and the two columns I've read so far both emphasized the need to move on -- and put the onus on Chaney for bringing up last year's game.

I'm not so sure about that. Chaney didn't make an opening statement, instead opening the floor to questions right away. So someone had to ask him, and more than one person did. One reporter even asked about how his team dealt with the Hawks' screens, which probably quadrupled the tension in the room.

I'm glad the game is over with, because there really is no reason to revisit last year at this point. Then again, ESPN2 will be on hand when these teams meet at the Liacouras Center on Valentine's Day, in a game that tips off an hour before Penn and Princeton do so.

I'm fairly sure they aren't coming to celebrate the Big 5.

Later in the week I'll post about something Phil Martelli said not related to any of this that I found quite fascinating.

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