Temple's Fran Dunphy Probably Wouldn't Have Been Happy with This Haircut Had Anthony Lee Not Dropped 16 Last Night

Temple's Fran Dunphy Probably Wouldn't Have Been Happy with This Haircut Had Anthony Lee Not Dropped 16 Last Night

My first thought: What did Anthony Lee do to his hair?

My second thought, following Temple's 76-61 win over Villanova at the Pavilion last night: Yo, Ant -- can I get a shot of your head?

Lee, a 6-foot-9 redshirt sophomore who wears No. 3 and had "TU3" shaved into the side of his head, scored 16 points on 7-for-11 shooting in 26 minutes.

For reasons extending beyond the game, and related directly to Fran Dunphy, that was a good thing:

"I got the TU last night," Lee said after the game, attributing it to "Temple pride."

As he started talking about it, Dunphy rolled his eyes and looked in the opposite direction, briefly at appearing to focus on the ceiling.

"It's kinda of funny, because I thought coach Dunphy was gonna say something about it at shootaround, but he just kinda left me alone. I feel like if I had played bad, he might have said something.

"(Junior transfer) Dalton Pepper actually dared me to do it, because he had like, you know, like a mullet-type haircut ... So I just thought I'd do something to represent the school."

Asked when he was getting letters shaved in his head, Dunphy replied:

"Not any time soon."

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St. Joe's to meet St. John's in 2017 Hall of Fame Holiday Showcase

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St. Joe's to meet St. John's in 2017 Hall of Fame Holiday Showcase

With the matchups for Saint Joseph's men's basketball's conference slate already set, the Hawks have now added an old northeast corridor rival to the nonconference portion of their schedule.

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced Monday afternoon that St. Joe's and St. John's will meet on Dec. 20 during of the seventh annual Hall of Fame Holiday Showcase at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. Providence and Houston will play in the other contest of the two-game event.

“We are honored to be associated with the Basketball Hall of Fame, an organization that promotes all levels of the game," Saint Joseph’s head coach Phil Martelli said in a statement released Monday. "We're delighted for our players to have the opportunity to compete against the legendary St. John's program and are looking forward to an old-fashioned Philly vs. New York matchup.” 

The two schools have played just once in the past 37 years—when the sides met at Hagan Arena in 2013, the Red Storm pulled out a narrow victory to advance to the second round of the NIT. But December's matchup will be the 58th all-time meeting between the programs.

Saint Joseph's last played at the Mohegan Sun Arena back in the 2015 Hall of Fame Showcase, losing to Florida before knocking off Old Dominion in the consolation game. The Hawks return nearly their entire roster for the 2017-18 season, including all five starters, led by the backcourt duo of Shavar Newkirk and Lamarr Kimble.

Utley made a sick diving play during a very Chase weekend

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Utley made a sick diving play during a very Chase weekend

While things in the world of the Phillies are going about as poorly as anyone could have expected, Chase Utley reminded us over the weekend that he is still a bad man at the ripe old age of 38.

Check out this sick diving stop he made over the weekend during the Dodgers game against the Florida Marlins.

Just Chase being Chase.

Oh, and earlier in the weekend Utley is sprinting out of the dugout to get up in people's grills when Giancarlo Stanton even looks in his teammates' direction. Miss that guy. Always.

(Let's just ignore his numbers on the season (.205/.302/.289))