IU fans are quick to dismiss Temple as a one-man team, but in doing so, they discount the job that the Hoosier defense did to shut down every Owl not named Khalif Wyatt.
Scootie Randall, Will Cummings and Jake O'Brien, three players who averaged a combined 26.4 points per game for the season, totaled a whopping three against the Hoosiers, missing all 21 of their shot attempts. O'Brien in particular is usually a reliable scorer, making 48 percent from the floor and 43 percent from long range.
The Owls didn't score in the game's final 3:09, an impressive string of stops that included a pair of frustrating misses by Wyatt. Indiana committed only eight fouls on the night, a pivotal stat considering the Owls made seven of the eight free throws they attempted.
A few more attempts for a 72-percent foul-shooting team and the Hoosiers would find themselves in a much more sour mood today.
Finally, IU seized its opportunities when they could take them. The Owls hocked up 10 turnovers that were converted into 15 Indiana points.
If there was a major failing by the Indiana defense, it was on the glass. Temple yanked 14 offensive rebounds, but considering how many bricks the Owls laid, that's not a terrible amount. The 33.3 offensive rebounding percentage is barely worse than the 31 percent IU has surrendered on the season.
And Christian Watford blocked a shot, so there's that.
Against James Madison, the defense could actually be said to have underachieved, given the talent gap. The second-half heroics of freshmen Andre Nation and Charles Cooke kept the margin respectable and propelled the Dukes to a one-PPP night that belies their 42-percent shooting.