Temple vs. NC State: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Temple vs. NC State: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Temple 76
(24-9, 8-4 away)
NC State 72
(24-11, 16-1 home)
Venue: University of Dayton Arena
1:40PM ET / 10:40AM PT, March 22, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Temple 38 38 76
NC State 22 50 72
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Temple K Wyatt 31 S Randall 8 K Wyatt 5
NC State L Brown 22 R Howell 15 L Brown 9

No. 9-seeded Temple squared off with No. 8-seeded NC State on Friday, Mar. 22 and got a victory over the Wolfpack 76-72 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The Owls were led by Khalif Wyatt, who put up a game-high 31 points and five assists. Scootie Randall had five points and added eight rebounds. For the Wolfpack, Lorenzo Brown finished with a team-high 22 points and nine assists. NC State wraps up the season with a 24-11 record. The Wolfpack got to the NCAA Tournament as an at-large team after falling to Miami (FL) 81-71 in the ACC Tournament In the regular season, they finished fourth in the ACC with an 11-7 conference record. Temple (24-9, 11-5 A-10) faces off against No. 1-seeded Indiana (27-6, 14-4 Big Ten) in the third round on Sunday, Mar. 24.

Temple Game Notes

  • Temple beat the spread by 8.5 points. That makes the 15th time this season the Owls have beaten the spread.
  • The Owls have won eight close games this season (a win by five or fewer points). Since 2007, Temple is 42-21 in close games.
  • Temple has won every game this season (9-0) when its field goal percentage has been 48.0 percent or better.
  • The Owls have won 87 percent of the time this season (13-2) after recording 76 or more total points.
  • Temple has won every game this season (9-0) when opponents record 10 or fewer free throws made.
  • This season Temple has won 83 percent of the time (5-1) when Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson has 12 points or more, 78 percent of the time (7-2) when Scootie Randall plays 38 minutes or more, and 100 percent of the time (8-0) when Jake O`Brien has five rebounds or more.
  • The Owls have recorded more steals than their opponents for the past four games.
  • Temple has turned the ball over less than their opponents for the past four games.
  • Khalif Wyatt accounted for 40.7 percent of the team's points.
  • Scootie Randall accounted for 33.3 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • Khalif Wyatt has led the team in scoring in 22 out of 33 games this season.
  • Scootie Randall has led the team in rebounding in 10 out of 33 games this season.
  • This marks the 31st 20-point game of Khalif Wyatt's career.
  • Khalif Wyatt has 19 straight double-digit point games.

NC State Game Notes

  • The Wolfpack have lost six times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, NC State is 36-25 in close games.
  • Lorenzo Brown accounted for 30.5 percent of the team's points.
  • Richard Howell accounted for 44.1 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • Lorenzo Brown has led the team in scoring six times in 35 games this season.
  • Richard Howell has led the team in rebounding 25 times in 35 games this season.
  • This marks the eighth 20-point game of Lorenzo Brown's career.
  • Lorenzo Brown set a career high with nine field goals made.
  • Scott Wood has five straight double-digit point games.
  • Richard Howell recorded the 46th double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Richard Howell has grabbed double-digit rebounds in three straight games.
  • Richard Howell recorded a double-double. It was his 18th this season and 31st of his career.
  • This marks the 12th 20-point game of C.J. Leslie's career.
  • C.J. Leslie has four straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the third foul out of the season for C.J. Leslie.
  • This was the second foul out of the season for Rodney Purvis.
TEMPLE PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Khalif Wyatt383125301
AScootie Randall38583000
AJake O`Brien321850001
B+R. Hollis-Jefferson401243022
B-T.J. DiLeo22411200
C+Anthony Lee8320010
C-Will Cummings22301011
NCSU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Lorenzo Brown392249003
ARichard Howell3714150002
AC.J. Leslie362052023
BScott Wood381012000
C+T.J. Warren33441301
D+Rodney Purvis13240003
-Tyler Lewis5010001

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