Syracuse vs. Temple: Live Score, Updates, Analysis for Gotham Classic
The Temple Owls pulled off a brilliant upset of the No. 3 ranked Syracuse Orange, as Fran Dunphy's crew won 83-79 in the Gotham City Classic.
Khalif Wyatt spearheaded Temple's attack, downing 33 points and sending Jim Boeheim's club to its first loss of the season.
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Up next for each team:
Temple (9-2) hosts Detroit Friday, Dec 28 at 3:00 pm ET
Syracuse (10-1) hosts Alcorn State Saturday, Dec 29 at 7:00 pm ET
Shot chart: Temple's balanced floor and outside shooting skills beat Syracuse's unbalanced attack.
For Syracuse, it's a humbling loss:
SU's 52-game non-conference, regular season win streak...over.— Brent Axe (@BrentAxeMedia) December 22, 2012
Was it good for them to get this loss out of the way early?
Temple continues its upset tendencies:
Temple has won 3 of its last 6 games vs top 5 teams— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) December 22, 2012
The giant-slayers strike again.
Syracuse didn't get much from its bigs, as Boeheim notes:
Boeheim: "We're going to have to get more out of our big guys this year if we're going to have success." Christmas + Coleman: 4 p, 7 r.— Matt Park (@MattPark1) December 22, 2012
Something to keep an eye on moving forward.
A big story was Temple's press-break and zone-breaking ability:
Temple with the upset of Syracuse Zone breaking clinic from Fran Dumpjy.— Dana O'Neil (@ESPNDanaOneil) December 22, 2012
Syracuse found itself out of position all too often.
Mike Lindsley of The Score 1260 nails it: missed free-throws, three-point misses and hustle plays.
Missed free throws, 3-point makes and lack of coverage by SU and loose ball rebounds the full story at MSG.Temple tops SU 83-79.— Mike Lindsley (@MikeLsports) December 22, 2012
Temple deserved to win despite tight officiating in the end.
Final box score
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Temple hangs on for a signature win and an upset of No. 3 ranked Syracuse.
Khalif Wyatt scores 33, Anthony Lee scores 21 as Temple defeats Syracuse 83-79
A pair of huge foul shots by Khalif Wyatt gives the Owls a five-point lead with just seconds left.
Temple 82, Syracuse 77, 0:14 remaining in regulation
A couple more fouls send Temple to the line.
Temple 80, Syracuse 77, 0:15 remaining in regulation
A quick bucket by Carter-Williams gets Syracuse within three, but Temple is in the driver's seat.
Temple 78, Syracuse 75, 0:46 remaining in regulation
Less than a minute to go, Temple on the cusp of an upset. If they hang on, they deserve it. Syracuse just wants to luck out and sneak out of here with a win.
Temple 76, Syracuse 73, 0:58 remaining in regulation
Temple grabs their 19th offensive rebound, chewing up clock to try to stave off the Orange.
Temple 74, Syracuse 73, 1:20 remaining in 2nd half
Fair keeps 'Cuse alive:
Huge 3 from CJ Fair in the corner gets SU to within 2.— Syracuse Basketball (@PSBasketball) December 22, 2012
Syracuse just 18-of-32 from the free-throw line
Temple fans smell the upset, and the Owls are controlling the complexion of this one. Up-beat tempo and intensity on the glass.
Temple 74, Syracuse 72, 2:55 remaining in 2nd half
Michael Carter-Williams picks up his fourth foul, thus hampering Syracuse's comeback efforts.
Temple 72, Syracuse 66, 5:27 remaining in 2nd half
Three-point shooting update:
Temple 8-of-20, Syracuse 1-of-6
Time for Jimmy B to call off the press?
The press definitely isn't working anymore. If anything, it's working against Syracuse.— Brent Axe (@BrentAxeMedia) December 22, 2012
Temple 70, Syracuse 64, 7:22 remaining in 2nd half
Great high-post ball movement leads to a Scootie Randall three, and Temple doesn't skip a beat.
Temple 70, Syracuse 62, 7:30 remaining in 2nd half
Anthony Lee is giving Syracuse all sorts of trouble inside, as he draws yet another foul:
Anthony Lee has been terrific all day. Aggressive, strong inside.— Dana O'Neil (@ESPNDanaOneil) December 22, 2012
Temple 67, Syracuse 61, 8:11 remaining in 2nd half
Both teams trading buckets, less than 10 minutes remaining
Temple 65, Syracuse 61, 9:09 remaining in 2nd half
Wyatt is nearing a career-best:
Wyatt stands three points away from tying career high..He's a game-high scorer with his 25— Owlsports_com (@Owlsports_com) December 22, 2012
All tied up at 57, 10:48 left
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