Originally posted on Basketball Predictions  |  Last updated 11/21/11
Temple 78, Wichita State 74, OTBoth of these teams were coming off a loss in the semifinals of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off, and either of these teams would have left town with a bad taste in their mouth had they lost their final two games. Temple was coming off a loss to Purdue, while Wichita State had lost to Alabama. Wichita State was undone here by cold shooting (4-for-20 behind the arc). Once it got to overtime, Ramone Moore was able to take over for Temple (six points and two rebounds during an 11-4 run to open the extra session). Temple also got a little bit of a breakout performance from fifth year senior Michael Eric, who had 14 points and 12 rebounds.With this win and wins over Western Michigan and Penn, and only a loss to Purdue, Temple will feel good about the start to this season. It looks like, as many people had thought, that they, Xavier and Saint Louis will be a step ahead of the pack in the Atlantic Ten. They get a week of rest now before heading to Central Michig...
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