Temple University came into the 1987-88 season ranked #12 in polls. They rattled off 14 wins in a row before losing to UNLV, their only loss in the regular season. Head Coach John Chaney's Owls went 18-0 in conference play, winning the A-10 championship and entered the NCAA Tournament as the 1-seed in the East.
Once there they defeated Lehigh, Georgetown and Richmond to setup an Elite 8 battle with 5-seed Duke. The Owls lost 63-53 and saw their 18 game winning streak come to an end.
Temple went 32-2 on the year, were ranked #1 in the country for 6 consecutive weeks and had 4 future NBA players on their 87-88 roster. None more special than freshman phenom Mark Macon.
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