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Delaware, Temple and La Salle compete in conference tournaments this weekend

Delaware plays today, Temple Saturday and La Salle on Sunday

Photo by Matt Ralph

Three Division 1 men’s teams from the region still have their sights set on a potential NCAA tournament bid with conference tournaments beginning this weekend for Delaware, Temple and La Salle.

Delaware (3-8-3, 2-4-2) takes on Hofstra today at 1 p.m. at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va. in the Colonial Athletic Association tournament. The Blue Hens would face No. 2 seed James Madison on Sunday at 3 p.m. if they are able to get by Hofstra.

Temple (7-7-2, 3-2-2) takes on Memphis Saturday night at 8 p.m. in a game that is important both for their prospects of earning an automatic bid by winning the American Athletic Tournament and also for their chances of securing an at-large bid. The Owls enter ranked 45 in the RPI, but would see a boost if they are able to beat No. 25 Memphis for a second time on the road this season.

A win for the Owls would set up a semifinal match with top-seeded UCF on Wednesday. UCF beat the Owls 2-0 back in September and is ranked third in the nation in RPI.

La Salle (8-8-1, 4-4-1) takes on Dayton on the road on Sunday at 1 p.m. in the Atlantic 10 quarterfinal. The winner will head to Fordham next Friday for the semifinal against the winner between VCU and George Mason.

Sunday’s game will be broadcast live on ESPN+.